12. One Teacher's trash is another treasure!
We got this idea from the works4me section of the NEA Today magazine. Find all works4me suggestions here: http://www.nea.org/tools/Works4Me.html
Lupe Gallegos, head custodian at Buena Vista High School, Calif.
As head custodian at a high school, I collect lots of unwanted furniture from teachers. Most of the furniture is in good shape, but the teacher just doesn't have a use for it anymore. It was always difficult to find new owners for these items. Many times they would go into the dump.
Recently, I decided to try something different. I brought a digital camera, took photos of all teh furniture I had, and sent an email to staff about the available items.
I could not believe that all of the items were gone in one day! I received emails from staff telling me what a great idea that was, and I hope other stuff do the same.