Looking to organize your homeschool? Well, that wasn’t even on my mind when we were making the decision to homeschool. However, a few months in, I realized that we needed to do something – and quick.
Look, I don’t think it’s possible to prepare for the amount of homeschool STUFF you’ll bring in as a homeschooling mama.
I mean, I used to walk through the Target Dollar Spot as I made my way to the cart area… But now, I spend at least 20 minutes there, every single time, because they have the BEST homeschool stuff! Who knew?!
I’ve never been the best at keeping things organized, to be honest. I can create a system and a process for organizing something super quick – but the everyday mundane is what gets me, and keeps me from staying organized.
So, when I set out to try to organize our homeschool, I knew I needed something that would set me up for success and not make me feel like a failure. I needed simple and to-the-point.
I LOVE our homeschool system now and it makes me feel like I’m in control, even on the days I know I’m not – haha 🙂
I’ve never promised to have it all together – but I have promised to share my experiences and the things I’m learning with you!
Our homeschool system is always changing, as it should. Change is the only way to grow – didn’t you know that? 😉 So I am constantly looking for better ways to homeschool – Especially in the homeschool management department! So, if you’re into all the system and process stuff, like I am, comment on this post and let me know you want to see more content like this on the blog!
And to remind me that I’m not alone – ha!
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So, let’s dive into my top 3 tips to organize your homeschool:
1. Have a designated mama space
Listen, life with kiddos gets crazy. It’s nice to have a space that is just yours. A space that you can keep organized and know where everything is. Trust me. Your sanity will thank you for doing this!
2. Create spaces for everything
Our favorite thing is this 15-drawer cart. I use the large drawers to separate things for each kiddo and the small drawers are used to separate supplies and books by subject. The top acts like an extra shelf and we use magazine holders and bins to organize our supplies there. The whole cart is flipping amazing + a must-have for your homeschool space!
3. Go digital!
Paper clutter is the WORST. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a pretty planner and writing with a pencil and #allthethings. But when I found that I could use this app (GoodNotes) to download digital worksheets and notebooks for our oldest to complete and use during homeschool – I was SO excited!
Not only do digital resources cut down on paper clutter – but most digital resources are CHEAPER than buying the physical book or printing them off! We just download the PDF and import it to the app. Everything gets saved just like it was written on permanently! It’s so cool!
PLUS – I learned how to create our own digital homeschool planner and I incorporated all the things I love about the many different planners I’ve had over the years to create the perfect planner for us! And now I no longer spend money every year on a new planner! It’s so awesome!
If you’d like to check out the planner for yourself, it’s available in our shop 🙂 Click here.
And there you have it! My top three tips for organizing your homeschool! I can’t wait to hear how it helps you!
Before you go, don’t forget to download the FREE ebook I created full of tips, an awesome organization checklist, + our favorite resources for the homeschool mama who wants to get organized! (Hint: That’s you!)
Just tell me where to send it and it’ll be on its way! 🙂