If you are just starting out as a teacher, you tend to have a large to-do list before the start of your school year. One of the biggest items to cross of your list before the school year begins is the purchasing of classroom furniture. Without classroom furniture, teaching your students will be impossible. However, there are plenty of mistakes to be made when purchasing your new classroom furniture.
Here are some of the most commonly made mistakes involving purchasing classroom furniture to avoid.
- Lack of Measurement- One of the biggest, and most frustrating, mistakes to make when purchasing classroom furniture is to not measure your space before you begin shopping. If you fail to measure your room, you run the risk of purchasing furniture that won’t fit in your classroom.
- Lack of Planning- If you don’t have a clear plan or idea for your classroom before you begin shopping for classroom furniture, you could end up with an assortment of furniture that seem out of place. Having a plan or idea of the final product you want for your classroom will help you purchase the correct style and amount of furniture without having to purchase more later on in the year.
- Impulse- New teachers tend to buy items and furniture on an impulse for the classroom because they think the items are helpful or cute. However, making purchases on impulse could destroy your budget before you can make your necessary purchases.
- Student Consideration- While you may like a piece of furniture, you must consider your students. Your students need to be comfortable sitting at their desks and should be able to reach items on shelves. If you will be teaching a younger class, be sure to purchase items that are small enough for them.
Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.
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