I am the type of person that does a lot of things spontaneously, finding it harder than ever to keep a schedule and keep organized. However, as a homeschooling, work from home mom, it is a must.
There is so much satisfaction in an organized space. Think about it. Think about the last time you decluttered and organized a space in your home. Just thinking about the end result makes me feel happy.
Why is organization so important?
Creating an organized space has numerous positive effects. If you are experiencing frustration, stress or anxiety around homeschooling maybe its time to revamp your homeschool space.
I would like to share a few of these positive effects with you along with some products that I use to help stay organized and decrease stress and anxiety when it comes to homeschooling.
You’ll decrease your anxiety and stress levels.
It is no secret that the more stuff we have piling up, the more stress we have. It seems that if things are just in random places and piling up around us we are constantly reminded of all the things we need to do.
When we organize our space we are better able to see what has been accomplished vs. what still needs to be done.
You will feel physically healthier.
An organized space not only makes us feel happier and more accomplished but it also helps keep the stress hormones at bay, helping us feel physically better as well.
Here are my top 5 organizational pieces that I use everyday.
I have linked each item to Amazon should you decide that it would help you and your family on your homeschooling journey.
This has been a god send. We use it to store, unfinished projects, material and to help give each child a a space to keep “their” things.
This really helps us keep all the essentials in one central space. We do a lot of learning at our dining room table and this helps us to keep things organized and accessible. It is easy to move and allows the kids to grab what they need easily.
This is great for all those “homeschool” items that need a home. Homeschooling can often times require many things. Math blocks, science gear etc… Finally a place to store it all that is easily accessible and can be moved easily as well.
As my kids have gotten older we no longer need these but they still made it on my list because we used them everyday for years. These portable desks allowed the kids to work on their projects while watching documentaries, or just breaking away from the table (or sofa, depending on the day) and gave them each their own space to focus and be creative.
We use this everyday in our house for learning, appointments, meals and household chores. We keep our on the pantry door in a central location where it is visible and accessible for everyone. This has really helped our entire family know whats happening for the day, week and even month. This is one of those products that I can honestly say has changed my life.
As we gear up for yet another school year, it is often times easier to find our footing and feel ready to take on the year with an organized space. I hope that you are able to find something in this list that will be useful to your family. As always we are here for support and to answer any questions.