I don’t have a large home or a school room. Where do I store schoolwork for multiple kids?
We don’t have a large house, no schoolroom, and have 4 children at home that we are homeschooling. Where do I keep all their schoolwork? We’ve homeschooled for 13+ years and I have finally figured out that works best for storing the kids school: milk crates. All their work stacks nicely inside the crate and we store them in the entry way closet. Each child has a difference colored crate.
They also have matching pencil boxes that have pencils, easers, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, glue stick, scissors, etc in them. This make clean up much easier and I don’t have to think whose pencil box it is, or ask the kids. If the kids don't remember to put them back in the crate, Ijust place it in the same colored create and the job is done! :o)
Best place to keep those "needed" items close at hand while schooling in the dinning room.
Right by the kitchen table I have a 10 drawer standing cabinet. In it I store any items I may need; scissors, pencils, pens, tape, glue, stapler, paper clips, magazines, flash cards, etc. I also store my homeshool cd’s in there, since I use my laptop a lot at the table.
On the other end of the table, there is a 4 drawer rolling cart that holds lapbooking supplies (colored paper, card stock, file folders, brads, etc). On top of that is a 3 drawer holder that has colored markers, colored pencils, stickers, and more.
This has saved me from searching for items I need often or searching for something one of the kids may need: penci, earser top, etc. I find if they leave to table to find something, they always get distracted. :o) I also have a very cool tool. It is called: Desk Apprentice. The thing is... I have yet to use it. True story… It is just so large, I am not sure where I would store it in my schooling area. So there it sits in the box still.