Homeschool Hack for organization: These three baskets representing the best change we made in our homeschool this year. One basket for each of our children (grades 3, 1, pre-K) placed right in the corner of our dining room.
Our school work happens at home. Not in a designated school space within our home, but actually at the dining room table, on the couch, outside in the yard, or even in bed. However, our storage space for curriculum and manipulatives was a closet far removed from where school work was happening. Each day, I unpacked, sorted, and collected just to get started!
The mornings were chaotic enough to derail our day.
And then, my aha! moment arrived with these baskets and my homeschool hack was born. The baskets (originally part of our baby changing table) are marvelously repurposed to hold each child’s primary workbooks and resources. I have them tucked in the corner of our dining room where it is easy to grab what we need. When lessons are done, everything is quickly cleaned up and back in one place.
My husband hides them away on Friday afternoon (typically on the steps leading the basement) and then bring them back out for a fresh week on Monday morning. He’s happy. I’m happy.
And of course, since I follow a marvelously complex planning style called “Do the Next Lesson” so I don’t need to keep things super organized. But these three baskets are just the edge I needed to get us started well each morning.
Cool Beans. Homeschool Hack for the win!