This post was initially published last November. I wanted to republish it because I know you’ll love it as much as I do.
Where do you keep the children’s textbooks, literature, workbooks, and pencils without overwhelming the house when you homeschool? How do you keep kids from losing their work in those black holes we call a bedroom?
I don’t know about your children, but school supplies disappear quickly around here.
Hence we use the ultimate homeschool storage solution!
What is the ultimate homeschool storage solution? Crates!!
Each child has their own distinct crate. I place their planners, pencil cases, index cards, binders, notebooks, and textbooks in it.
I double check to ensure the child has plenty of paper, pens, pencils, colored pencils, glue sticks, and scissors before the school year begins. As the year progresses I restock as necessary.
Crates are easily stored under chairs, coffee tables, or buffets. The crates are out of the way and yet easily accessible. It helps to maintain a homey atmosphere when textbooks and binders aren’t constantly in the line of sight.
School supplies are less likely to be lost as well when there’s a specific location to store the items.
In the morning, the children grab their crates, head to the table, and begin the school day. Everything they need is either in the crate, or on the communal book shelf.
There’s no more looking for pencils, pencil sharpeners, planners, or textbooks. It’s reduced the morning chaos.
When I run into an item I need to return to the child, I toss it into the appropriate crate. The next morning my child can find their item returned to them.
Actually, I’ve been known to use the crates to return precious toys that show up after the children’s bedtime. Instead of endless runs up and down the stairs, into the crate it goes!
There’s a lot to be said for a storage solution that not only keeps the school supplies neatly stored and out of the way for daily life, but also streamlines the early morning start of the school day.
If you want the ultimate homeschool storage solution, try crates!