Right now, I have a smallish home and four children with attention problems. While I think we have mastered organizing our homeschool in this small space, I am dreaming of the day next year when we start shopping around for a newer (and larger) home.
While I don’t know if I will ever be comfortable confining our homeschool to just one room, I definitely have been eyeballing my friends in the blogosphere and making a wishlist for one day soon.
Setting up my perfect homeschool room
As I look longingly at other homeschool rooms, there are some things that stand out more than others… Like the IKEA storage that Carisa uses…
See the rest of Carisa’s homeschool room at 1+1+1=1.
Since I do not have an IKEA close by, I peruse their website often. So often, in fact, that the web address for the children’s storage pops up immediately when I start typing in my browser bar with the letter I.
Then, there is Jolanthe’s window seat…
See the rest of Jolanthe’s homeschool room at Homeschool Creations.
I don’t know if it is the bright white shelving with the happy green walls or the pops of red… it just makes me happy. The window seat and colors are similar to the friendly homeschool room at Living Out His Love.
Of course, in my ultimate dreams, I will have a loft space or open area at the top of the stairs like the homeschool area at Sam’s Noggin…
See the rest of Sam’s homeschool room at Sam’s Noggin.
Either a loft area or sunroom with lots of natural light. Hmmm… makes me happy just thinking about it.
And, since my children are so easily distracted, I love the desks separated by shelving at Mt. Hope Chronicles…
See the rest of Heidi’s homeschool room at Mt. Hope Chronicles.
My wish list for this year
While we are still homeschooling in our living room and dining area, I do have a few items I would love to add but I am waiting for the cash to make it happen.
While this might be an unusual item, I want to get our homeschool closet better organized with a few of these Akro-Mils Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet. I need better ways to store all of our manipulatives and game pieces because the hodgepodge of containers I have are taking up too much space and not making the closet as effective as it could be.
Because I am adding to our All About Learning curriculum, I wanted to organize my Thirty One Organizing Tote (ironic, right?) and loved Mo’s bag at Spell Outloud so I went off her recommendation and have two of these Iris Open-Top Large File Bins waiting in my shopping cart at Amazon.
Other homeschool organization posts
- Living in a small space? See how we organize our homeschool without a dedicated room.
- Homeschooling multiple children at once? We used a system based on homeschool workboxes that was very successful.
- As my children have grown, so has my list of supplies and educational manipulatives. Re-organizing our homeschool stuff was an absolute necessity.
- When we ran out of room for a more traditional type of workboxes, we switched to a homeschool workcard system that kept our home a little less cluttered.
- Lesson planning can be a beast but keeping your lesson plans flexible can help work around unexpected trips and delays.
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