Best Homeschool Organization Tips

Homeschool Families Get Organized Tips


Homeschooling! Whether you are just starting out, or you've been at it for awhile, you know the importance of getting your homeschool family organized. You've got curriculum to store, ideas to keep track of, assignments, art work, transcripts, oh my! What's a busy homeschool parent to do? Kids, you need to stay organized too! We've scoured the web and our favorite homeschool blogs to find the best homeschool organization tips. Enjoy!


Best Homeschool Organization Tips


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In the past, we've homeschooled in an 'unschool' style. Unschooling is such a loaded term. In reality, we were more like a Montessori. All of the books, science experiments, online videos, math box, and art supplies were always readily available. As long as the kids were doing one of those things, it was all good. Then, one or two days per week, we sprinkled in a little Life of Fred.

Printable Labels for School Folders


We made some labels for you to print out and use on your colorful plastic folders. These are 5 x 7, print them on printable sticker paper to attach to your folders.


Printable Labels for School Folders





Currently, the kids attend online public school. We started out that way and recently went back to it as Mommy was feeling societal pressures. We needed to see how we were doing. The school did an assessment and both kids moved up a couple of grade levels! We hadn't intended on sticking with it, but the upgrade puts one student in middle school and the other one in high school next year!! We took a family vote and decided to stick with it for at least another semester. None of us like how it ties us down, but the teachers do record lessons- so we can watch them later if we miss one due to an impromptu field trip or play day.



Printable Labels for School Folders



The biggest hurdle we face in our homeschooling journey is finding things! They can never find their books. "I don't have a math book." Umm... yes, yes you do. They lose their papers or don't rename files so that they can easily find them. They don't take care of important art work or school portfolios. Remember, this is Kids Creative Chaos, not Organized Chaos. It is creative around here. Very, very creative- Very, very, unorganized.


Printable Labels for School Folders


Homeschooling Organization Tips


So, our tip to you is- get a system. You'll want to save those portfolios for proof of work, but also for college applications. You need a place to save all of the printables you download. If you are homeschooling on your own, you need to keep good records (attendance, transcripts) and keep those records safe. For that, we use colorful plastic folders with pockets.





Use a different style folder for each student (clear, solid) and have the student design labels for each subject. Not only does this personalize the folders making them easier to find, but it also serves as a lesson in graphic design or business organization. See our examples below. Like what you see? We're giving away a set of plastic folders from StemsFX. In the comments, share your tips or let us know which one of our tips you like best, and we'll put your name in a drawing to win! Contest ends May 30, 2017.


Homeschool Families Get Organized Tips






This is a homeschooler's dream. We love the high table with room for storage. Unfortunately, we just use our dining room table for group discussions. Okay, the couch. We sit on the couch.


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So, what do you do? Don't forget about the giveaway. Tells us about your homeschool style in the comment section below.



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Lora Langston
Lora Langston

Lora is a homeschooling mom, writer, creator of Kids Creative Chaos, and Director of the Play Connection.