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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Homeschooling Essentials: School Space

5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials

I'm excited about joining in on the 5 Days of Homeschooling Essentials Blog Hop sponsored by the Schoolhouse Review Crew.

Day Two:

Today, my topic contains my "Homeschooling Space"

A little glimpse inside our area where I store all homeschool related materials and where my son finishes his daily work. 

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Here is our little space above. It's our original dining room. We just remodeled the space by adding new color, new window trim and mini blinds, floor, ceiling trim and light fixture. Along with that I added some encouraging quotes on the wall. Above the window it reads "Dream Until Your Dreams Come True" Very simple since this room is adjacent to our living room and the first room you see when you walk in the front door.

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With homeschooling one child this year (DD19 graduated May 2013) (oldest son is currently in public school) my space has been emptied quite a bit. My bookcase that stores all of our current work is above.  It used to be jam packed full of stuff, but now it's cleaned out, simplified and easy to get to.

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The homeschool cabinet stores everything else.
Top shelf holds folders, extra notebooks and paper
2nd shelf holds future curriculum
3rd shelf holds pens and instructional videos & CD's
4th and 5th shelf holds office supplies (aka school supplies for projects)

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This is the last of our area and it's thinned out dramatically over the past year since my youngest is in 6th grade we've let go of a lot of supplies that would be more fitted to a younger child which left this area almost empty as far as the small white drawers. The small drawers hold more supplies such as glue, pencils, pens. The bottom white bins are currently holding curriculum that needs to be sold come Spring. The black bin on the end is my lesson planning which I'll discuss in tomorrow's posts for this blog hop..
I'm glad I was able to share our homeschool space with you. Thanks for stopping by...
Tomorrow I will be discussing our homeschool planning tools. Check back to learn more.... See you then...

 Don't forget to check out the other wonderful ladies that have participated in this week's Homeschooling Essentials to see what they've shared... I'm including 9 of the 89 that are participating below.

 Lisa @ A Rup Life
 Jordyn @ Almost Supermom
Crystal @ Crystal Starr Blog
 Jennifer @ Chestnut Grove Academy
 Brandi @ Brandi Raae

Click on the link below to see the other blogs participating at:


  1. I love how clean and organized your space is! Maybe when I have just one at home learning I can pare down as well. But, for now, I have a LOT of books and materials to cover a wide age range.

    1. with only one this year, it really has helped keeping the space more organized. Just last year I was homeschooling three and chaos was everywhere :)

  2. This post was super helpful. Our homeschool stuff is all over the house right now as there is no where to make a dedicated place. Praying God has a new house in the horizon with a dedicated space.

  3. Your homeschooling space looks lovely! Thanks for sharing. :-) ~Heather @ Principled Academy/the Crew


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