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

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Crate of Math Stuff

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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. The Math Crate This year I set up bins for each “time” … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: MUS Block Crayons for Primer & Alpha – 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. Crayons Reserved for Math-U-See Primer & Alpha Ok, so this is easy … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Surprisingly Convenient DVD Storage

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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! Keeping Lesson DVDs Handy We use DVD instruction for math – Math-U-See – and Latin – Latin for Children. I know I’m incorrigibly lazy, … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: File by Garbage – 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. File by Garbage Can So, I’ve already shared about how to file papers digitally, and how I narrow that “keep” pile down. Here is the second, and really the most important, … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Our Real-Life “Organized” Homeschool This Week

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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. Real Life So, as I was busy living life last week, receiving … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: File by Scanning – 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. File by Scanning: Shred the Paper! One of the clutter issues we homeschoolers have to deal with is all the papers and “records” (i.e. validation that we really aren’t slackers, which … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Pencils & Supplies – Simply Convivial

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Organization means your set up is useful to you and helps you be prepared. It doesn’t have to look amazing to be organized. It just has to be ready for you when you need it. My Pencil Issues Ok, so I’ve already bared my soul about the pencil problem. I’ve tried at least one, and often more like three solutions to solve the mysterious problem of the disappearing pencils, crayons, and any other necessary school supply. If you have fastidious … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Inbox & File Box – 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 fabric-covered bins. 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 with what you have at yours. “Inboxes” for the Homeschool Multiple times over the … Read More

31 Days of Organizing Homeschool Stuff: Kitchen Cart

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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. Kitchen School Cart So, I don’t really have any sort of office space on the main level, where we do most … Read More

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