Just like a classroom, keeping your kid’s homeschool space organized is important. The environment a child learns in can play a big role in supporting their learning and success. If your kids are learning from home, you may find that their supplies seem to get cluttered or messy very easily.
Dedicating a space in your home as a “classroom” or learning space can help your child to separate home vs. school and keep things organized.
Looking for creative ways to organize your child’s homeschool space? Let’s dive in! These easy and inexpensive ideas can help you get motivated to find new organization methods for a cluttered homeschool space.
Assemble a Morning Basket
Gathering all the materials you need to start a homeschool day can take some time, especially with busy-body kids. How many times have you had to delay your lesson so Suzie can run upstairs to grab her laptop? Ready to start the class now? Oh, Jimmy has to find his calculator!
To make your life easier and avoid this running around, fill a basket will all your child’s essentials for the day. This could include writing materials, art supplies, books, worksheets, electronics, and anything else they may need.
Organize Materials in Glass Containers or Jars
Another simple organization tip to make your homeschool life easier is to add some visibility by taking things out of their original containers and putting them into glass jars. Glass containers or jars (with lids) come in many different sizes and shapes, and are a relatively inexpensive way to organize.
In addition, to keep things organized, glass containers store things in a visually-appealing method, as you can see through. This means you’ll always be able to access the things you need and know where they’re located without opening a million containers and digging through unorganized messes to find what you’re looking for.
Are you searching for ways to organize and structure your child’s school day? Check out some more tips on how you can make your child’s homeschool day more organized.
Color Coding for Easy Learning
Separating different academic subjects by color coding materials is a great way to stay organized and keep the day flowing without interruptions. This can be done in many ways, depending on your needs. For example, take a purple basket and designate all of your child’s math materials “purple.” From a purple folder to a notebook, keep all materials of the same color within the same basket.
Not only is this an effective way to organize materials, but it makes cleaning up at the end of the school day a breeze. Your child simply needs to return all items of a given color to that designated colored basket. Your local craft store or dollar store is a great place to start saving some money on these supplies.
Magazine Holders and Labels
Investing in an at-home label-making machine might be worthwhile. Especially if you have multiple kids being homeschooled, you may find everyone’s materials are all over the place. Storing books, folders, notebooks, and magazines in labeled holders is a smart way to organize. Line these up on a bookshelf to help tackle piles of papers. This can also prevent fights between your kids over whose crayons are whose.
As your child completes projects, worksheets, and more, this can give you lots of storage space to hold onto important things. As school progresses, stay on top of shredding items you no longer need. This can help reduce accumulated clutter of things you no longer need.
Good Sleep for Enhanced Learning
Every parent understands the importance of good sleep for their kids to focus and perform optimally in school. Not just any old sleep in general, but high-quality, restful sleep. Sleep is important to ensure your child learns effectively, including enhanced concentration, memory, and cognitive skills. According to the National Sleep Foundation, children require at least nine to 11 hours of sleep per night, depending on their age. If you’ve noticed your child struggling with learning delays, it could be a lack of quality sleep.
Getting good sleep starts with a quality mattress and bed frame. In the market for a new bed frame for your child’s room? Check out this helpful guide for everything you need to know about selecting the right bed frame dimensions for any size room.
Time to Get Organized!
Try these affordable tips to stay organized when homeschooling. Your space will look great, all while helping your child stay focused and engaged when learning.
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