Organize Your Homeschool Stuff! – Simply Convivial

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In this series, I’ve shared some real-life, non-cutesy ways I’ve organized the stuff associated with homeschooling here at our house. This is real-life organization hacks and helps that work here in the trenches. Being organized isn’t about being impressive; it’s just about not being continually frustrated and annoyed at yourself and your stuff. Enjoy! Schedule and Chore Board Teacher Tote Kitchen Cart Library Book Management Inbox & File Box Pencils & Supplies File by Scanning Our Real-Life “Organized” Homeschool File … Read More

A Quick Fix for Well-Loved and Well-Worn Books – 31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff Finale – Simply Convivial

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This month I’m sharing ways I organize the stuff that tends to overflow the homeschooling household. It might not be as pretty as most of the “solutions” you’ll find on Pinterest, but it’s practical and real. Being organized means being prepared and giving your stuff a home; it doesn’t always have to be coordinated and labeled with chalkboard-styled printables. A Quick & Easy Fix for Worn and Torn Books We have a lot of books at our house. I did … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Nature Walk Drawing Art Bag – Simply Convivial

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Being organized is about making the process work for you efficiently, not about maintaining a neat and tidy row at all times. Here are some ways I’ve tried to make the processes work more conveniently so I can spend more mind-space on the children and less on the stuff.  Our Nature Walk Art Bag Now, nature walks never happen as often as I plan or as I’d like. But, I still like the keep the nature walk art bag, … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: iTunes Playlists – Simply Convivial

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When you think “organized,” what picture pops into your mind? Probably something that would make a splash on Pinterest: something beautiful, something labeled, something amazing. But, organization is actually about being prepared and having a useful home for your stuff – and that’s it. Being organized means making it work for you, not you for it. If it makes your life harder rather than easier, that’s not organized. iTunes, my audio file organizer Even stuff that doesn’t take up space … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Circle Time Binders – Simply Convivial

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Having an organized homeschool means knowing where you should put things away, it doesn’t mean you won’t ever have to put things away again. Sad, but true. Here are the little ways I’ve made putting things away easier at my home, and I hope they will inspire you to find unique solutions in your own home! Our Circle Time Binders Simply Charlotte Mason’s Scripture memory system is a popular resource for a reason. It’s a great way to organize your … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Coloring Book Collection – Simply Convivial

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During October, I’ll be showing you ways I’ve used what I had to organize what I use. “Organized” doesn’t necessarily mean it’s all matchy-matchy and cute, complete with chalkboard labels. It means that what you use is where you can find it when you need it. So here is how I’m doing that at my house. I hope it will give you ideas for being resourceful at yours. My Coloring Book Collection I absolutely love the Dover coloring books. The … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Google Calendar for Homeschooling – Simply Convivial

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Being organized is about making the process work for you efficiently, not about maintaining a neat and tidy row at all times. Here are some ways I’ve tried to make the processes work more conveniently so I can spend more mind-space on the children and less on the stuff. How I Use Google Calendar for Homeschooling Keeping a current calendar is vital to being organized. The advantage of keeping that calendar in a web-based form like Google calendar rather than … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Evernote for Homeschool Planning & Records – Simply Convivial

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When you think “organized,” what picture pops into your mind? Probably something that would make a splash on Pinterest: something beautiful, something labeled, something amazing. But, organization is actually about being prepared and having a useful home for your stuff – and that’s it. Being organized means making it work for you, not you for it. If it makes your life harder rather than easier, that’s not organized. My Evernote Planning Notes So, you can find all sorts of Pinterest-linked … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Crate of Preschool & Kindergarten

This month I am taking you on a tour of my favorite organizing solutions. They aren’t likely to hot on Pinterest or featured on a crafty blog, but they make life around here run more smoothly. Preschool/Kindergarten Bin So, I like keeping books in bins. I keep the books I use with my 3-year-old and 5-year-old together in a bin, so I can grab them when the stars align and we can take 30 minutes on the couch together. That’s … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Crate of Lesson Books – Simply Convivial

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Being organized is about making the process work for you efficiently, not about maintaining a neat and tidy row at all times. Here are some ways I’ve tried to make the processes work more conveniently so I can spend more mind-space on the children and less on the stuff. Our File Box for Elementary Lessons Just like I have the math stuff all put together in a portable crate, ready to pull out when we all sit around the table … Read More

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