This was my first year teaching and I packed 9+ large plastic bins when I left. Now I'm dreading lugging them all back into my new (upstairs) classroom in a couple weeks. I'm wondering if this is pretty normal or If I'm insane. (I helped another 1st year teacher pack her room - she had 3 boxes.) Although I imagine it depends on what you teach. I taught all subjects and started off with very little in the classroom.