So, you’ve decided to homeschool! Great! Maybe you’ve been at it a few years, maybe you’re new to the whole thing, but one thing’s for certain. You’ve realized how much STUFF comes along with homeschooling!
Homeschool organization is important in homeschooling, yes, you can homeschool even if you’re not organized, but being a little organized will help a lot.
Here are three tips for homeschool organization that will help you have a more organized homeschool!
Everything has a place
When it comes to your homeschool supplies, books, and materials everything needs to have a place. Here are a few ways you can do this:
- Bookshelves-Each child can have a shelf for their school books. Keep a shelf for your teacher’s books too!
- Drawers-Small plastic drawers like these can be a huge help in keeping a place for things like crayons, scissors, and glue.
- Bins- Bins like these are perfect for play-doh, craft supplies, paint and other items.
When everything has a place you will not lose valuable time searching for items that you need! You can see how we do this in our homeschool room.
Put Things Away
When you are done with items, put them away. Right then. Not later in the day, not when you have time, but right then. Teach your children the same thing. This eliminates the possibility of things getting lost or ruined because they have been left out. It also keeps you and your family more organized!
Find a Good Filing System
This has been HUGE for our homeschool organization. We use a simple file stacker that has 3 places. One of these is for items that need graded one for items that are graded and one for items that need to be filed in the kid’s portfolio. Having a good filing system will let you know what needs graded, it helps your kids know what’s been graded, and what they can put away, and it helps you know what you need to file for your homeschool records.
Homeschool organization does not have to be difficult. With these three simple tips, you can be on your way to a more organized homeschool!
Misty Bailey is a work at home homeschool mom. She loves helping new homeschoolers and has a Homeschool 101 eBook for those getting started. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.