Homeschooling can be a great thing for your children, but it’s not always as peachy as it sounds. You need to maintain the best possible balance with your space. When you’re limited to it, organizing and successfully going through homeschooling can seem quite challenging. The organization shouldn’t be about having a great taste or being very neat. It should be a means to achieve maximum efficiency out of the space you have.
We did a bit of researching, and we’ve come across some great tips about organizing your home area into a great homeschooling space. We’d like to share these insights with you, so you could understand how easy it can be to maximize your homeschool productivity and motivation. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.
Define the space for learning and a space for supplies
Some parents decide to take learning throughout the entire house, while others like to keep it tied to a single location in the house. Whatever you decide, the space meant for active learning has to be prepared and organized. If you have a designated schoolroom, the clutter and the mess after the classes are easily handled, and it may be good for your children to stay in the same room during their classes, as it can help them prepare for the future work challenges.
While the space for learning might be all around the house, or in a single room, you will need a designated space for storing all of the supplies you need in this process. Having to store so many books and all the necessary equipment might eat up quite a lot of space. Think about multipurpose storage solutions like sitting benches with baskets below, or beds with large drawers underneath. These items are certainly necessary, but they can help you out solve your space problems easily.
Transform unused and forgotten spaces
If you have cluttered corners or parts of the house that are not used that often, consider transforming them into learning areas. Old attics and basements are great places for transformation and adaptation. You can even remodel your garage, if there’s a possibility for something like that, and create an amazing learning space.
Consider getting rid of the old, bulky cabinets, and replace them with shelves which you can use to store books and learning materials. Utilize walls in any way you can – whether you use wall coloring, and you transform it into a blackboard or hang whiteboard or a magnetic board on it. Kids love large spaces where they can get creative, and using walls can be quite helpful. Another great advice you can get is to take your children outside as much as you can. If you have even the smallest garden or outdoor area, don’t be afraid to use it as much as you possibly can. This helps you with both nature studies and with productivity and motivation.
Use technology as much as you can
Nowadays it seems practically impossible to separate your kids from their devices. The technology evolved so much, and it has influenced our children. They love spending time on their mobiles, tablets, and laptops. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and it is something that can be used to your advantage when it comes to homeschooling.
Use the technology to help your kids learn faster. For example, you can use your Kindle or an iPad for reading, and you can teach your children about IT and online businesses using your computers. You can even teach them to utilize their equipment in creative ways, like recording a project. It’s important to differentiate the time spent on those devices while learning, and the time they get to use their devices as they please.
Get rid of the unnecessary stuff
When your space is cluttered, and you’re limited to it, you’ll have to find the solution which can help you keep your children’s productivity levels high. Having to focus on homeschooling, you will have to provide your children with enough room to function and learn as they should. Perhaps this is the best time to get rid of some of the excess items from your household.
Organize a garage sale, donate your things to goodwill, or find a super easy storage solution, so you can keep some of the things you’re emotionally attached to. Talk to people with more experience and learn from them, and make sure your children can get everything they need from your homeschooling.
Wrapping It Up
Quite a lot of people decide to keep their children home and homeschool them. When it comes to planning and organizing this process, you need a bit of patience and some sound advice. But when it comes to homeschooling only one thing is really important and that’s your children. They have to be the focus of everything, so arrange your space to suit their needs in the best possible way.
About the Author
Leila Dorari is an entrepreneur and freelance writer from Sydney. She’s passionate about self-growth and living better lives by nurturing our family relationships. In her free time, you can usually find her hiking with her furry four-legged friend.