Do you have a designated room or space in your homeschool? Do you find yourself having a hard time keeping your homeschool room organized and functional? If so today’s guest post from Sean Riggs may help!
Must-Have Essentials for Organizing Your Homeschool Room
Many of us that run homeschools within our compound have in one way or another had it rough when trying to organize the designated rooms. Although it mostly depends on age and grade- level, there are certain must-have essentials to assist you to bring order to the room once operation begins.
The following list represents 7 things you need to invest in to help organize your kid’s space.
Some of us call them old-school, others legacy systems, but I like to call them reliable essentials. Workboxes are critical when organizing homeschool stuff.
Whether you are dealing with folders, papers, binders, or thicker books, these storage essentials are built for this. Each of your kids can be given his or her own labeled workbox, where they are supposed to submit their work or the day. These organizers can then be neatly placed on the table for you to check the day’s assignment.
These organizers can then be neatly placed on the table for you to check the day’s assignment.
These portable storage spaces can be organized into color codes with each holding a specific type of items such as files, folder, and other supplies.
BLUBOON Canvas Backpack Girls School Bags Set for Teens, Bookbags + Shoulder bag + Pouch 3 in 1JanSport Big Student Classics Series Backpack – NavyMacbag School Backpack Bookbag Durable Camping Backpack for Boys and Girls (Red 2)18 Inch MGgear Student Bookbag Children Sports Backpack / Travel Carryon, Orange
Depending on the kind of storage design you wish to go for, you can have the bags on one side of the room. The backpacks can also be used to organize stuff during nature study trips.
It is important to include bookshelves as one of the essentials.
Ameriwood 5-shelf Bookcase, Espresso, 3 Adjustable Shelves, Easy to AssembleSauder Beginnings 3-Shelf Bookcase, Highland OakFashine DIY Adjustable Bookcase, Bookshelf with 9 Book Shelves, Home Furniture Storage (Blue)Tot Tutors Kids Book Rack Storage Bookshelf, Natural/Primary (Primary Collection)
These shelves are best practices since they save the ground space and at the same time offer wall space for holding books and supply boxes. It is basically the place where you can keep the stuff you use on daily basis.
Most people assume this, but having a presentation board is one of the effective ways to organize your kid’s space.
It is a portable learning center that can be folded and packed once the class is over. Take a case where you use your dining room for organizing homeschool stuff, the room will be tidier without a permanent board fixed on the wall as compared to using a presentation board.
This might sound strange to you, but trust me, these bags are definite saviors when dealing with clutter within the room.
Craft supplies together with CDs and DVDs can be housed inside the potato bin where the supplies are placed at the top while the discs packed at the bottom.
A cabinet with doors that can close is quite significant when organizing your homeschool room.
It gives an appearance of order around the room including hiding the disaster in cases when things are not in order inside the cabinet. To help you with the organization, drawers and other partition spaces can be included in the cabinet.
Magazine holders are probably my favorite when organizing the textbooks, notebooks, and folders.
IKEA FLUNS White Magazine File White – Set of 8Evelots 6 Magazine/File Holders & Labels,Assorted Colors & Styles,Multi-ColoredEvelots 12 Magazine/File Holders & Labels, Assorted Colors, Black
This will make it easier for your kids when they are trying to find the books. You can have each holder labeled for each of your kids, including one with your label where you can keep the syllabus, revision questions, printed tests, and other paperwork.
Do you have an essential homeschool organization item that you can’t live without? If so, please share below in the comments!
Sean Riggs is an enterprise correspondent and SEO expert. He is currently the founder and CEO of Search & Rank Technologies, an Inbound Marketing and SEO firm with an emphasis on educating and empowering businesses to build and scale their online presence.
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