Like most teachers, I use a ton of tape in my classroom for labels, keeping things on the wall, etc. And, when all of that tape is removed after a year or years of being in the same place, they leave that horrible gross sticky, dirty glue residue. This stuff is so hard to get off! Until, I was introduced by one of my assistants to Goo Gone and these fabulous mini razors from the dollar store!
Here is a "before" picture of one of my shelves. I had taped labels for my supplies on each shelf...and this is what was left after I removed the tape/label.
I just sprayed a little Goo Gone on, waited a few minutes, then used my razor to scrape off all the grossness. Here is the "after" picture.
Another thing I use my razor for is making laminated folders. Once a folder or envelope is laminated, I simply glide the razor along the pocket edge and it opens up. This makes everything in the class a bit more durable and takes only a few seconds!
Here is the finished a product. I am using these specific envelopes for my students to put their schedule pictures in once they finish each activity.
Next week, I will be doing a full tour of my classroom! We just finished our first week of school. My kids have been fabulous and most of my stations are up and running, although none are completely finished yet! I have a lot of work ahead of me this long weekend! And speaking of long weekends....check back tomorrow for some news on a labor day sale!