Our homeschool room is organized and functional from the inside out. If you’re looking for homeschool room organization ideas, read my 9 best tips below for organizing a productive homeschool room, office, or any creative space for your family.
For the last 5 months, I’ve learned a lot about homeschool room organization. Really what it comes down to is making the space as functional as possible, especially for the kids!
As a family, we worked together to figure out what would work best for us… without me going crazy over the mess that school supplies can be!
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9 Homeschool Room Organization Tips
I’m excited to share our space for your family to learn and create—whether or not you are homeschooling! Either way, I truly hope you come away with ideas for your own homeschool organization ideas or home office space.
Let’s dig right into each storage space in our homeschool room. These are my 9 best tips for making a small homeschool room work for you.
1) Keep the most used items at kid-level
These IKEA Havsta cabinets are tall, but I have kept their most used items down at everyone’s level for easy access.
In this deeper lower cabinet, I have all their school workbooks and curriculum kept nicely inside these paper organizers.
The kids also need easy access to all the art and craft supplies, so I keep those in another lower cabinet so every age can reach them.
2) Label everything you can
I have labeled each child’s name in their own sections. When you have four kids at different learning levels, this is the way to go!
In addition, I labeled each subject and made it clear for them to know where their math books, their language arts books, and their other learning books are.
I use this little handheld label maker. It comes in handy!
I find that keeping similar items in their labeled boxes or containers makes it easy for them to grab, go and clean up. To make this easier, I purchased these storage containers.
If you hope to keep everything in its proper place, labeling is a must!
3) Get creative with all your surface spaces
If your homeschool room is small, then you really should utilize every surface area that you can.
Inside this hard-working cupboard, I also utilized the inside of the doors by adding some simple command hooks and dry erase pockets.
This is where we hang their morning and daily school checklists in these clear sleeves that wipe off dry erase markers easily.
Using shelf risers also maximizes space so you can stack bins without actually having them on top of each other.
4) Use up the available bins and organizers you have already around your home
Not all your organizing bins need to coordinate and match. I looked around my home for what I already had and mixed them around for better organization inside the cabinets.
This cool vintage bin keeps our envelopes and card-making supplies.
I have a little reward system and they can choose some simple prizes from this basket I have stored on the top shelf.
I have one daughter getting really into art and we have stored her sketching and watercolor supplies in these leftover bins here.
As wonderful as a perfectly coordinated cupboard is, sometimes it is best to use what you have and make it work!
5) Fill the space with the books you most want them to read for learning and growth
I keep a selection of books right inside our homeschool room. I wanted to keep the books that support learning or character development right inside this room as an encouragement for them to grab and read, especially during school times.
A lot of these are republished books from the Good and the Beautiful (I talked more about that in my post all about how we homeschool). I know they are clean, kid-friendly, level-appropriate as well as very educational.
6) Avoid creating spots where they can stack items on top of each other
If at all possible, use paper dividers, compartment storage, and shelf risers to avoid having items stack and pile on top of each other.
I have another paper divider for some how-to-draw books and other creative learning books for them to grab. This is so much easier to keep clean and organized with the paper dividers.
Paper organizers with drawers come in handy to separate types of paper they can grab for all their projects.
We go through a lot of paper now that we are homeschooling. They are always drawing, writing, and folding paper in their free time.
7) Designate areas for their function
We have two desks in our home schoolroom. One is mainly for computer and study work and holds the supplies that support that.
Completed art projects or school work we want to keep, stores nicely inside these file folders labeled with their names on them.
There is a nice big cabinet for our group study lessons and for the math boxes they use here. They are stored right where we need them at this desk.
The other desk is designated as the sewing desk.
I wanted sewing to be more convenient and accessible for all of us because I love to sew! I want my kids to learn from me this summer and if it is too big of a pain to get it all out, we just don’t sew.
So I have the machine tucked away in this big cabinet so it is super easy to pull out and all the other drawers hold our main sewing supplies.
When we are not involved in a sewing project, this desk is empty for them to use and study at, which works great. Ideally, I would have an entire sewing room, but I don’t think that is ideal for any home so we learn to make it work as best as we can.
8) Combine similar items into one area
While most of this space is mainly for the kids, I have combined an area for my things.
This section of upper cabinets holds a lot of the products I need to promote and grow my TIDBITS Planners business and my TIDBITS Linen business, as well as my TIDBITS blog business. It’s just all nicely in here for quick reference and planning as needed.
I keep my gear and the printer tucked away in the lower cabinets that hold all of my needed supplies for work.
9) Provide room to grow
For any space, you will likely need to acquire more and if you fill every space to the brim, it gets really hard to find a place for new items.
I’ve left quite a bit of wiggle room in this cabinet for when we gather more school supplies. It will be easy to rearrange and add more to it.
Well, that is basically all we have in this space. I sure appreciate you for taking a look at our homeschool room organization ideas. I would love to hear your own organizing ideas in the comments below!