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I live in a small townhouse. While I love all 1000 square feet of our home, it is quite cozy and space is limited.

Last year, I homeschooled my oldest daughter in our basement. It’s a multi-purpose space and serves as a playroom, office, and homeschool room.

When space is limited homeschool organization is crucial. Our homeschool space goes beyond a homeschool room. Come check out these creative homeschool solutions for a small home.

It worked for a few months, but then my youngest daughter started to get into trouble whenever I was downstairs. Going into this new school year, I knew I would have to make some dramatic changes to our homeschool arrangements.

Today I would like to share with you how I have set up our house for homeschooling. These are my homeschool solutions for a small home.

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Clean and organize

First, I went through all of our homeschool materials and condensed most of them into two shelves in our pantry (which is located right beside the kitchen). It is convenient, centrally located, easy to access, yet hidden away.

Make learning stations out of end tables

We have several small end tables in our livingroom. Different activities will be rotated onto these tables. The table may be set up with a provocation to spark an interest (i.e. a display of rocks with some books if we’re launching into a unit on rocks). Another table may be set up with a learning experience like a scale with weights.

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Invest in multi-purpose storage solutions

We purchased two sitting benches for our kitchen and I filled the baskets below the benches with homeschool materials which we will be using daily. Everything is at our fingertips and ready to go!

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Consider educational decor

I framed and hung a map in our kitchen and it has sparked a lot of great conversations with my children. I also frame and hang reproductions of famous pieces of art and utilize them as discussion points.

Transform forgotten corners/spaces

I have a long narrow window in the corner of the livingroom. The girls absolutely adore looking out this window. I sewed a cushion, added some small pictures and books to make a cozy reading area. During our homeschooling year, I will be regularly rotating the books in this space and keeping a theme based upon the project we are studying at the time.

When space is limited homeschool organization is crucial. Our homeschool space goes beyond a homeschool room. Come check out these creative homeschool solutions for a small home.

Use technology

Whenever possible, we opt for digital books as opposed to paper books. We use an iPad and a Kindle to read our digital books & documents. The space saved by not buying every book is unbeatable!

When space is limited homeschool organization is crucial. Our homeschool space goes beyond a homeschool room. Come check out these creative homeschool solutions for a small home.

Borrow

Alternatively, we borrow books and learning materials from other homeschooling families or from our community library.

When space is limited homeschool organization is crucial. Our homeschool space goes beyond a homeschool room. Come check out these creative homeschool solutions for a small home.

Utilize Walls

I have a small bit of wall between the front entrance and the kitchen. I added a magnetic white board here. This serves as a space to do magnetic activities or tasks that I’ve assigned for the day.

When space is limited homeschool organization is crucial. Our homeschool space goes beyond a homeschool room. Come check out these creative homeschool solutions for a small home.

Don’t forget outside

Our backyard is a wonderful space for learning and activities! Many of our nature studies start in our backyard! I provide magnifying glasses, books, and assorted materials to promote investigation. A vegetable and container garden also makes for a great learning environment.

When space is limited homeschool organization is crucial. Our homeschool space goes beyond a homeschool room. Come check out these creative homeschool solutions for a small home.

You can get organized too!

Organization of our homeschool is a work in progress. This 30 Days to Homeschool Organization blog party is a great way for all of us to learn new tips! Click here to join the party!

Want more homeschool organization tips and ideas? Check out these posts!

  1. 7 Ticks to Organize Your Homeschool – They Call Me Blessed
  2. Our Organized Homeschool Space Photo Tour – The Musings of Mom
  3. 6 Homeschool Curriculum Organization Hacks – Lit Mama
  4. How to Organize Your Digital Homeschool Files – Thrive Homeschooling
  5. How  to Organize Your Small Homeschool Space – Deliberate Homeschooling
  6. How I Organize Our Homeschool Room – Ranching with Kids
  7. How to Create a Toddler Proof Homeschool Space – Making Her Mama
  8. Homeschool Organization With or Without a School Room – Plum Cheeky Solutions
  9. An Organized Space for Unorganized Homeschoolers – Unhurried Home
  10. Tricks to Organize Your Homeschool in Your Living Room – They Call Me Blessed
  11. Organizing Our Relaxed Homeschool – Bethany Ishee
  12. The Best Homeschool Hack: Organize All Year – Psychowith6
  13. 3 Steps to Getting Your Kids to Help End Homeschool Clutter – Kingdom First Homeschool
  14. Practical Ways to Organize Your HOMEschool Space – Intentional in Life

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Jennifer Bly
Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool, creator of Deliberate Homeschooling, The Deliberate Mom and regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Jennifer writes about her homeschooling journey and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
 
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