This is NOT counting the map pencils they have in their school supplies on the table OR the map pencils that each have in a bag for doing school outside the home.
I blame Walmart and cheap school supplies in August.
I only have 13 glue sticks left- after I purged dried up ones!
I only have two staplers BUT two boxes of staples PLUS a zip lock back full.
I have 8 pairs of scissors (extra)--but I am keeping those!
I have two 3 hole punches --decided to keep both, don't know why!
I have about 8 hole punches but to be honest they all punch different types holes except for two. Now we wont talk about the last time I actually needed a hole punched like two small circles on button, or a hole punch that is shaped like a rectangle...( I might someday!)
I have a whole supply bag full of...to clarify ONE SUPPLY BAG FOR EACH OF THESE
post it ( of ALL SHAPES, size and color)
sharpies (BUT THESE I KEEP)
Now my other obvious sickness besides map pencils...
--refilled all the ones that could be filled
--made a note of the one I have lots of refills of but NO holder (you know
so I could BUY IT... I said the word sickness right?)
--threw away the one that NEVER worked properly
--then I went to go put two in my lap book bag that I keep ready to USE (I have all the supplies for a lap book in a bag so that I could just start working on it one day without having to DO any work- or I could grab it to take somewhere if I needed to.) BUT when I went to put the two of the mono dispensers in it I found THIS...
Did I SAY sickness....???
So I didn't end up throwing that much away honestly BUT I did get them all back into ONE spot instead of having supply bags all over the house in different areas. So instead of having three bags of markers I have one, instead of having staples in my room, the school room and in the extra supply box I have them all in the extra supply box (novel concept, huh?)
I am not very good about purging "extra" supplies but I suppose with the TONS of purging I have already done and the fact that they are all organized in ONE place makes it better and I will be accepting of my non purged status.