Looking for homeschool storage solutions in the new year? We have some creative ideas that can help whip your homeschool space into a more organized area for your family.
Homeschool can mean a lot of papers, and a lot of supplies. Depending on the requirements on your state, even having detailed records of your child’s homeschool education is required. This means that you are likely going to need a few storage hacks in order to keep your children’s entire education and all your other homeschool supplies in order! Here are the best homeschool storage solutions for your family.
Creative bins for long-term storage
It’s important to have sturdy bins for the long-term storage items that you can’t get rid of in your homeschool classroom. This might include your child’s records by grade as well as the curriculum you need to reuse for another child. Find bins that are going to hold up well as these will likely be stored for many years. You also want to make sure to be as detailed as possible when labeling these bins. Since these are intended for longterm storage, you in 10 or so years needs to be able to know what’s in the bins.
A place for everything and everything in its place
If you don’t want pom poms and worksheets to take over your homeschool classroom, you need to find a place for everything and make sure you put everything where it goes. Group items that are similar together and make it easy to find the things you need by keeping them together. When you are done with an activity, put things away as soon as you are done so that way your homeschool classroom never gets out of hand.
Keep an organization system for “active” papers
A letter sorter is a great way to organize papers that need to be graded or to hold papers that need to go back to your kids. Find a way to organize these papers so that they don’t get lost, and you can easily get to them when you’re ready. You also want to keep a file bin or even a letter sorter for your lesson plans to make sure they are ready to grab when you need them.
Don’t be afraid to subcategorize
When you are storing things in bins or baskets, don’t be afraid to subcategorize those items. You can add divider tabs to paper bins and smaller bins within baskets to keep things separate if they have to be stored together. This can work really well for curriculum bins and records as well.
You are going to need a place where you can store all of your homeschool supplies. While a closet might sound like a great idea, most closets don’t have the shelving that’s needed for this many bins and boxes. Look for ways you can add shelving to space such as using metal racks, putting in your own shelves, or a closet organization system. These will keep your bins and boxes organized and easy to get to.
While it may take some time to get all of these homeschool supplies organized, it is possible to have an organized homeschool place no matter how many kids you’re homeschooling.