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#1 of 7 Old 07-07-2011, 04:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We are fairly new homeschoolers. Going into our 1st FULL year and we just moved. I have all of our homeschooling supplies in boxes against the wall and I'd love to get some inspiration of how to organize it.

 

Our prior apartment had a closet in the living room with shelves and it was perfect for all the supplies. Our new place not so much.

 

This is how ours use to look.


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I homeschooled my 2 for 3years, and that is exactly what I did!  I 'comandeered' the linen cupboard and it made a fabulous homeschooling closet :D  And even better, when you're done with the official work of the day... you can literally close the door on it thumb.gif   I'm going to be home 'preschooling' my 5yo for the remainder of this school year (ends mid december here) so I'm going to yet again, take over the hall closet (or at least part of it) for supplies... it's substantially bigger than the one I used to have so I will have fun organizing :D


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One thing I found helpful was binders, this year we started doing a very relaxed workbox system and all of finished work goes in binders. I also have binders for me- so, if I find a cool article or fun idea, I print it out and place it in the binder which is sorted by subject. If the kids ask to do a specific subject, I can generally find something cool in the binder to show them. The binders have saved space and sanity, they take up some space (I have 5 total) and the kids each have 1. I tried file folders for storing stuff and it just didn't work.

 

Other ideas- I also found the over the door type hangers to be very handy. We use them to hold our art supplies.

 

 


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Binders is a GREAT idea. I tried folders this past year and it wasn't all the effective for us.


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We just finished organizing our stuff. We have three book cases, two filing cabinets, binder, magazine boxes, plastic containers etc. One book shelf houses the containers with the paper (bins by line, construction and printer) markers, colored pencils, pencils, highlighters & expo markers, my office stuff, small games, preschool flash cards & ABC magnets, and playdough. the second bok shelf is all the reading books we use for school and my cricut on the bottom shelf. The third book case houses the text books, work books the magazine boxes that I use to sort work books by child, the preschool text books and teacher guides. This is also where our binders will go. Oh and the few puzzles I have bought so far. Between the book cases are the filing cabinets.


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What do you have to work with?? Closet? One shelf? A backpack hanging from a fan?


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Hi

 

If you want an open area where things are accessible maybe a small space like this 

 

 

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/organizing/organizing-craft-room 

 

I think you could probably find an old dresser of bookcase and dress it up..have the kids help for fun. Look at this orange and white cubby 

 

http://pristinecleanhome.blogspot.com/2011/07/repainting-furniture-101.html

 

 
 
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