These organizing tools helped me get a hold on the school work chaos. These ideas work for virtual school too! Home school organization can take time to develop as you learn what system works best for you. These organization ideas help us stay on task and keep our house more clutter free.
Homeschool organization is a key element in staying balanced and avoiding overwhelm as a homeschool mom.
Homeschool Organization Tips
Our first year of homeschooling, the kids attended a hybrid school 3 days a week and were at home 2 days a week. Their work was mainly in workbooks and traveled to and from school in their backpacks.
After we switched to full time homeschool, we used the same curriculum as the hybrid school. Their workbooks were stored in these storage boxes from IKEA.
Each child had one box labeled with their name and they stacked on a shelf in our living out of the way.
When I started homeschooling all 4 kids, we needed more storage space for curriculum materials. My friend passed dividers on to me, like these storage dividers from Amazon.
I labeled one per subject per kid: “Everett Math,” “Abigail Social Studies,” etc.
As I gained confidence as a homeschool teacher, I started teaching more subjects whole group. Read aloud, science and social studies were all studied as a whole-group, so we could combine to one divider for those items.
I liked the reduction of extra stuff. Homeschool materials can get a little overwhelming at times!
This year I started planning ahead a bit more. I use a 5-section divider from IKEA to organize one week of work at a time. It mounts right to the wall, so reduces the clutter on the counters.
It is nice to be able to grab my materials and not have to scrounge around for what I need.
I did repurpose the old work boxes too. I store our math manipulatives in them to keep them organized and out of the way. They slide right under our homeschool storage shelf.
How do you store your homeschool materials? What do you think of the divider system? Can it work for your home or virtual school materials?
Looking for some homeschool learning activities?
Check out my chemistry unit study, preschool homeschool curriculum, and the activity pages for the age level of your child for tons of great learning activities for kids: Toddler, Preschool, School Age and Infants.
For more organization ideas, check out these ideas for storing kids toys out of the way.
Enjoy your time at home!