I am not an organizational guru, but I am good at listening to others and implementing their tips. I asked for organizational advice from other homeschooling moms and got some great organization tips.
I hope they help you as much as they help me.
Homeschool Scheduling organization tips
Planning for multiple ages, this is the first in a series, that moves on to break down of a week plan, and finally to break down of a day’s lesson plan.
Scheduling to use Montessori and workboxes
Lesson plan scheduling with a free printable.
I have to admit we never keep to a set schedule with times, but we can usually keep to a daily flow or routine like in this post.
Homeschool Room Organization Tips
Homeschool room, I love the small drawers in the picture above that she used
I love the bright colors in this homeschool room.
I want to curl up and read in this room. The reading corner is amazing.
Creating interest areas for your kids. I used to pretend to do this, I might restart it again. She also has a music and movement area that is wonderful for preschoolers.
As a side note, I love when people are honest, and in this post there’s no pictures, why? Because she had camera mishaps but she still wanted to share the ideas.
Homeschool Supplies Organization Tips
A great example of how to organize for preschool and more preschool organization ideas she shared.
Tips for organizing for Montessori in your home. I gathered a few ideas from her answers.
I love cubbies, and this post has a great example of how to use cubbies to organize your supplies.
The art caddy alone sold me on her organization, a combination of my cans I use, and the basket is BRILLIANT. I especially love the scissors clipped to the side.
I love how she organizes her curriculum, and I’m seeing another notebook coming on……
This organization post is not just pretty for the color coding, but she shares homeschool organization labels with you.
A great example of not appearing to be organized while you really are. Raise your hand if this is what your creativity looks like? Please say someone else is raising their hand with me.
I want a homeschool library like this, and I know I have a library, but it doesn’t look pretty. It looks lived in.
You know I have overflowing art supplies, even if I’ve got it mostly under control now, I still love to see how others organize art supplies.
Chair pockets, I remember being jealous of these when I was teaching. Such a great use of space.
Some great general organization tips
I love not just how she organized, but her thought process for organizing the CDs in her car. It can EASILY be applied to other areas. (FYI, her post then led me to a few other things to check out)
Want more homeschool organization ideas?
- My prior attempts at organization
- Organizing lesson plans
- Teaching reading to multiple levels
- Organizing notebooks
- Your tips on homeschool and life organization (right here)
Now, go see the other series on “How Do I Teach?” There’s something for everyone there, and I’ve got some great friends writing on different topics.
What an AWESOME collection of tips, tried-and-true tactics and practical ideas. Thank you for including some of mine in it, but thank you even more for collecting SO MANY all in one place so I will have a go-to post when I am needing inspiration or a new idea.
I really enjoyed reading your posts, so it was no trouble to include them. 🙂
If I ever homeschool (which is extremely unlikely), I will be using every one of these tricks. I am sure many people will find them very useful.
You never know, I certainly wasn’t planning on homeschooling 🙂
Annette @ InAllYouDo says
Thanks for linking to me!! And I’m so glad I’m not alone in my “organization” techniques!!! LOL Great post with some really great tips!!!
Chelli (@ThePlantedTrees) says
Thanks so much for linking to my planning posts! I’ve loved looking through the other homeschool organization/planning posts you linked as well. It’s like one huge buffet of homeschool goodies! I’ll be linking this post on my Facebook page and Twitter feed as well.
Great list! My biggest organisational tip? Declutter, declutter, declutter! And then declutter some more. We live in a fairly small house (2 bed) with 7 people and have no basement, loft or garage. We either need more space or less stuff. More space isn’t an option (I LOVE my quirky house!) so I need less stuff. Note to self: Must declutter. And did I mention I needed to declutter….?
Declutter, oh my nemesis, I’m a hoarder by nature, as is evidenced by my messy messy desk. But, I’m slowly decluttering.
Jennifer Altman says
Thanks so much for linking up to my blog post! 😀 A great collection of ideas here!
You’re welcome! I need to reread my own post to make sure I’m doing everything.