Successfully homeschooling your kids can seem overwhelming. Especially with all of the materials that comes with homeschooling. The curriculum, the library books, the manipulatives, the science kits…. You know what I’m talking about.
Your best bet is to start with one thing in mind – organization. This simple idea is the one thing that creates a solid foundation for your homeschooling years. If it is easy to find, you will use it more. If it is strewn all over the house, it will cause you stress. Organization is your friend, homeschool mom.
To help, I have put together a list of awesome homeschool organization ideas to give you a headstart in your organization journey. As it seems to be for everything in life, try to take what you can from these ideas and leave behind other ideas that would not work for you. Picking and choosing a few of your favorite ideas will help guide you along the homeschooling journey with as few bumps as possible.
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Homeschool Organization Ideas
Organizing the School Year: This homeschool organization idea starts with bullet journaling. If you have yet to discover this technique, take a look. I have been bullet journaling for years and didn’t know it was a thing. Now, I didn’t get as fancy as I have seen some of these journals, but I have learned some great bullet journaling techniques lately that I have added to mine.
Daily Visual Schedule: If your kids learn well with visual aids, this idea is perfect for you. Print out pictures of daily activities and place them in the order that they will be completed. I think this would help tremendously with having to remind your kids of what to expect next. There is a free printout on this site for the activity cards so all you need to do is click and print. This homeschool organization idea would also be a good fit for kids who have not learned how to read.
Homeschool Planner: Keep your kids on schedule with Homeschool Manager. This online tools is great for all ages. Homeschool Manager keeps track of courses, grades, high school credits, volunteer hours, and more! This was perfect for homeschooling my daughter through high school. Everything was kept online – schedule, grades, volunteer hours, everything. Then, when she graduated and we needed a transcript, I had one in hand with just a couple clicks.
How to Organize Digital Homeschool Resources: If you depend on digital resources for homeschooling, this post lines out exactly how to organize those links. Technology can be your best friend when you homeschool…. but only if it’s organized and in its place.
Homeschool Scheduling: Do your homeschool hours differ from a traditional school schedule? Believe it or not, it is okay to start and end your homeschool days at times that work for you. The one rule I try to stick to is to make a schedule and stick to it. Kids need structure no matter what time school begins or ends.
Simple Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool Library: Are your homeschooling books taking over your house? Get them organized with these easy to use tips. I think this is a great idea because it does not require any sort of labeling.
DIY Lesson Organizer: Having a place to organize your lessons is a great way to keep everyone on track. This simple DIY lesson organizer idea will jump start your day so you can get straight to learning without having to hunt for your lessons.
Organizing Your Homeschool in a Tiny House: Are you feeling limited in a small house? There’s no need to worry. This post has ideas to help you homeschool successfully all while living in a tiny house.
Free Homeschool Planning Mini Kit: If you need some help getting started on organizing your homeschool year, this freebie homeschool planning kit is a great place to start.
Art Station: Although this particular post isn’t aimed towards homeschooling, it could definitely help you keep all of those art supplies organized. All you need is a few organizational supplies and a corner of a room.
Easy Ways to Store Homeschool Materials: This post is full of ideas to organize all of those homeschool materials. Give it a read, you might just find some new ideas that make your homeschooling days much more organized.
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Do you have any awesome homeschool organization ideas? Which ideas will you be implementing to help keep you on your kids on track? Share your thoughts and favorite ideas with me in the comments.