When homeschooling, you may feel like your house becomes full of worksheets, math textbooks, Chromebooks, and pencils! It all can become very overwhelming, and trying to figure out a way to organize everything can be difficult. Here are some homeschool room organization tips you can implement easily!
Easy Homeschool Room Organization
There are so many different organizational ideas to use in your homeschool room. Whether you homeschool in your dining room, kitchen, or a large or small space, here are some homeschool room organization ideas which will make your homeschool area easier to use.
Set the Space
The first step in homeschool organization is to set the learning space for your family. It may be different for each family, and that is ok because flexibility is probably one of the reasons you decided to homeschool in the first place. You want to pick a space that can store objects and materials you will use daily during the hours you are homeschooling.
If you choose your kitchen or dining room table for your homeschool home base, you will want to get some storage caddies or a rolling cart with drawers or shelves. This way, you can easily and quickly bring your supplies out when you need them or quickly put them away.
If you have a specific homeschool space or dedicated homeschool room, you are looking at how to organize and set up the area to be most effective. Check out this homeschool room ideas and makeover post. It shows some simple changes which will make your homeschool space easier to manage and organize.
Daily and Weekly Folders
If you have multiple children, this is a great way to help with organizing homeschool worksheets and paper materials. Use folders for each child, and put the material inside for the next school day. Suppose you like to organize weekly file folders and label them with the week’s day. You can easily grab a hanging folder holder for each child at any big box store. Store these folders in a cube organizer or on your rolling cart.
Pencils, markers, and scissors Oh my! Homeschool supplies can quickly become messy and make your school room look like a wind storm just rolled through.
If you have a shelving unit with drawers, use one of the drawers for lost crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Put in a utensil organizer and assign each space a color. All markers, crayons, and pencils of that color go into the designated spot. This way, when you realize your marker box is missing a marker, you’ll hopefully be able to find it easier.
You can also use duct tape and tape all of the marker caps together. This way, they don’t end up on the floor (and you don’t step on them).
Books are also an essential homeschool supply, whether they are picture books, chapter books, or both. You will need a place to store them to allow you and your kids to use them easily throughout the day.
Creating your little classroom library is a perfect way to organize and help teach your children about different genres of books. Using shelves and different colored stickers to help your children quickly find and return books is an easy way to keep an organized homeschool space.
Posters and Anchor Charts
Many homeschool curriculums come with posters or anchor charts to help your student learn. You may also have different maps or posters you have collected to use with your child over the years. When wrapping presents, we often end up with a hard cardboard tube, and these are perfect for rolled anchor charts or posters. Just put a quick sticker label on the outside so you know exactly what type of posters are in each tube.
Homeschool Organization Hacks
Here are some quick organizational hacks many homeschool moms and dads find helpful throughout their day!
- Clear Bins- Use clear bins to store toys or other ideas to help your child find the game or toy they would like to play with easier. Clear bins are also a great way to store manipulatives and other classroom supplies and place a label to show which unit the materials go with.
- Lockers/Cubbies- Many different locker systems and cubbies systems are available at big box stores and others. These spaces will give you a place for each child and allow them to have a spot for coats, gloves, hats, and shoes. Using these systems will help keep these materials out of the way, especially if you have a small space.
- Slider Tubs- Long, flat plastic tubs that can come on and off wheels. These are great to store under coaches, tables, or even beds, and these are perfect for larger materials or toys.
Homeschool Room Organization
No matter where you decide to homeschool and whether you have one child or more, you will want to be as organized as possible. You can find even more helpful tips in this blog post!
As this school year wraps up, these homeschool organization tips will help prepare for the new school year and make your year more effortless, organized, and enjoyable!