Whether you’re new to homeschooling, or a seasoned veteran, getting organized is essential. Use these helpful homeschool organization hacks and tips to keep you on track and stress-free!
Juggling homeschooling duties (often for multiple children!), as well as work, and household responsibilities can feel daunting, especially for parents who are homeschooling their kids for the first time.
Whether you are normally a full-time homeschooling mom, or you are new to it (while also working from home), use these helpful homeschool room ideas and organizational tips to help you stay on top of everything.
13 Insanely Useful Homeschool Organization Ideas
I don’t know about you, but when our workspace is disorganized, I cannot function at optimum levels. In order to have a successful homeschool year, now is the time to get your learning space in order!
Check out these helpful organizational tips, designed to get you ready for the start of the new school year, and keep you in tip-top order all year long.
Vertical Storage Organization With Cubbies | Confessions of a Homeschooler
Homeschooling involves using a plethora of supplies. Give every item a home within your home, without taking up a ton of space by using vertical cubbies.
This Expedit unit from Ikea is perfect and allows you to organize all the supplies with each child!
Workspace With Storage Organization| Saving Talents
Storage is the key to homeschooling.
Honestly, many homes don’t have enough space to dedicate an entire room to learning. That’s why I love utilizing multi-purpose furniture, like these desks that double as cubby storage.
Designate a Space | Midwest Modern Momma
No matter how big your homeschool space is, make the effort to create a dedicated space for homeschooling.
The kids may have to work at the kitchen table, and that’s ok. You can still find small spaces (even a corner!) to keep and store homeschooling supplies.
Set a Consistent Schedule | Kids Activities Blog
My first mistake as a homeschool mom was to not set a schedule for school time and lesson plans. I thought “we’ll be flexible and adjust as the day goes on”.
By not setting a schedule, I practically set myself (and my kids) up for failure. Without a schedule, we didn’t accomplish anything! This basic schedule concept, and planner, helped me get back on track.
DIY a colorful schedule clock with the kids, so that everyone can easily tell when (and what) they are supposed to be doing. This example is used as an after school schedule, but you can change the time slots that you color to reflect your homeschool schedule, instead!
Glass Jars For Holding Manipulatives | Your Morning Basket
What’s a homeschool mom to do with all the dice, math blocks, and mountains of other “small items manipulative”?
Glass jars work wonders for keeping them organized, off the floor, and still visible, so they are easy to find when you need them.
Schedule Regular Breaks | Pint-Sized Treasures
Fact: Kids can only focus for so long before their brains “turn off”, and they become very distracted. Help reduce those periods of distraction by scheduling regular, short breaks!
10-15 minutes of moving around in between subjects can make the difference between organized learning and chaos.
Supply Caddy | Confessions of a Homeschooler
There’s a reason that teachers have supply caddies all over their classrooms. These caddies make it easy to organize items that kids use all the time in their classrooms:
- Glue Sticks
- Paper Clips
Buy one. Use it. We’re so glad you did.
If you prefer a desktop carousel over a caddy/tote, that works well too!
Organize Papers With Binders | A Quiet Simple Life
Homeschooling comes with a lot of papers: schoolwork, grading, planning, and other creations. Keep it organized using 3-ring binders!
This system is simple but very effective.
Color Coordinate By Child | Life As Mom
Are your kids dependable when it comes to writing their names on their papers? Nope? Mine, too! Coordinate binders, folders, Post-It notes, copy paper, in different colors–one color for every child.
With a simple glance, you’ll know whose work you are looking at, without guessing whose handwriting is on each paper.
Attach Photos of Cubby Contents to the Front | Raising Lifelong Learners
This tip works well for both playrooms and homeschooling young children who can’t read yet!
Take a photo of the contents of a cubby or box and attach that photo to the outside so that small kiddos know where to put things when cleaning up.
Keep Books Easily Accessible | An Off Grid Life
Your kids will be using their homeschooling books and craft supplies every day, so they need to live in a place that the kids can easily access. It can be on a shelf, in a cubby, or in a drawer–homeschool bookshelves.
Whatever you decide, I recommend having it be in a place that naturally reduces clutter (ex: NOT on top of a desk).
Homeschool Closet | Kosher on a Budget
If you really want to stay organized, you have to have some sort of supply closet or storage bins. This is for those items that you don’t use often and homeschool books that you don’t use every year (even if you have back-to-back kiddos).
Use a Planner | Organized Homeschool Mom
Hands down, if you want to stay organized throughout your homeschool year, you need to use homeschool planners. This free planner is a lifesaver.
Teach your kids to use a planner to help also teach them responsibly.
There you go! With these 13 tips from experienced homeschool moms, you can quickly get organized and stay that way all year long.
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Which homeschool organization idea is your favorite?