7 Simple Ways to Become an Organized Homeschool Mom

If you want to be an organized homeschool mom, you’ve got to start somewhere. Don’t worry if you just need to take some simple steps in the beginning until you find your groove. Here are some ideas to get you started on becoming an organized homeschool mom.

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Sometimes in our homeschooling I’ve felt like a disorganized mess, especially when I had babies/toddlers. However, I’ve learned through trial and error some systems that work for us. There are ways to be a very organized homeschool mom, it’s just a matter of being intentional about it one simple step at a time.

Before you get started, these back to school cleaning tips can be a big help, too!

How to Become an Organized Homeschool Mom

Get a Calendar

Whether you’re using a paper planner/calendar or the one on your phone, it’s extremely important to use a calendar or planner whenever you’re homeschooling. You can use the calendar to write down when things like co-op will happen or even when you have a homeschooling field trip. With how busy everyday homeschooling life can be, it’s also important to know what’s going on each and every day.

Set a Timer

What does a timer have to do with organization? Well, sometimes when you get going on a lesson or something else, you can forget to move onto the next task. A timer can help you stay on track throughout your day, so you don’t lose track of what you’re supposed to be doing, which can lead to disorganization. How many times have you said, “I’ll just check Facebook for five minutes and then . . .” and an hour goes by?

Have a “Space” for Homeschooling

Even if you homeschool at the kitchen table, it’s important to be organized. I have some friends who use a closet to keep their homeschooling stuff organized and others have a whole room. If you do use the kitchen table, set up a few crates for homeschooling items, so you can stay super organized. I always say that you do not need a lot of space to stay organized, it just has to happen.

Create a “To Go” Bag

Another way we get disorganized in our daily homeschool life is by just grabbing stuff and putting it in the car. I’ve implemented a to-go bag that helps us stay organized. Everything that needs “to go” with us goes in this bag. It cuts down on clutter in our vehicle and just helps us all be a little more prepared when on the go.

Do Things Electronically

Although this isn’t possible for everyone, I love the idea of it. A lot of school work can be done online and even saved online. Homeschool Planet is a good option that I’ve tried. It has a 30-day free trial. If you’re using digital homeschool curriculum, you’ll want to read this post: 10 Tips for Organizing Digital Homeschool Curriculum

Get a File System Going

One of the best ways to stay organized is to use files. Although it’s not always fun to use files, it can be a lifesaver when it comes to getting organized as a homeschooling parent. Keep it simple. You can have a “done” folder for schoolwork that is complete and you can have a “to be graded” folder that helps you keep track of what needs graded or reviewed. I like this one for its versatility, plus it’s a space saver.

De-Clutter

And one last thought, get rid of the clutter! It’s so hard to be an organized homeschooling mom when you have paperwork up to your ears. I promise if you ditch some of the clutter, it’s much easier to stay organized, no matter what you are up to.

What are your best tips for staying organized?

 

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  1. Great ideas here. One thing we do to stay more organized is to share supplies. Why does each kid need their own crayons? Yeah it seems nice but is just more to clean up and store. We put one box of crayons on the table and the kids sit next to each other while working on their coloring. Same goes for pencil boxes,etc. We have one central place for supplies that we all share. Hope that helps.

    1. Yes, that’s a great idea! We also have one plastic shoebox type storage for crayons and pencils that my daughters share. It does cut down on the mess and need for more storage space. 🙂

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