52 Weeks of Organization – Week #6

I had a very productive yesterday! I organized my homeschool closet. I didn’t take before photos because it was just too bad. I couldn’t bring myself to be that vulnerable if you know what I mean!

Homeschooling is one of those things that really gets me when it comes to organizing. I just never can seem to find the perfect solution to #1 papers and #2 books.

We homeschool in our family room in the basement. Our family room is a very cozy place. I’ll share photos of the girls desks later. Our homeschool closet is under the stairs. It is a nice space but never seems big enough! We live in a 61 year old brick home and it has a lot of character… and my homeschool and craft closets reflect that!

This closet is long and narrow and I have had to be creative with my use of space.

This basket hold my “extra” workbooks, fun books, activity books – things we use every now and then to add some fun to our school day. 

This little basket has some of our educational games. 

This basket has alphabet learning games.

This is my bookshelf. The original owners used to keep their home canned goods here. I have another space for those.

This drawer hold our growing collection of field guides.

And this basket has our early easy readers.

This section holds our workbooks and textbooks for my two youngest daughters.

And this section holds the textbooks for my two older daughters. Plus you can see my collection of Draw Write Now books and some more early readers and a dictionary.

Back in the back I have books I have used in the past that I plan to use again in the future. 

Here is my file crate for organizing my homeschool lesson plans, etc.

Down here I have a bucket with flashcards and educational card games, plus books I am not currently using. Oh, and look and empty drawer!

These two drawers house extra new school supplies. 

This drawer has our National Park Passports and information from different parks.

All in all I feel really good about the space. I think it is better than it has ever been and I hope to keep it this way! I feel energized to keep organizing my home! It feels so good and it makes me happy.

You can find lots more ideas over at Organizing Junkie!

About Melissa

Melissa Ringstaff is a pastor's wife, serving with her husband in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. She is a homeschooling mother of five plus four and Grandarlin' to 13 (so far) grandchildren. Melissa is the Founding Editor of A Virtuous Woman since 2001. She has written several titles including Spring Cleaning for the Heart and Home, The Homemaker's Journal: Keeping House, and Christian ADVENTures in Prophecy. You are invited to visit Melissa at A Virtuous Woman.
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4 Responses to 52 Weeks of Organization – Week #6

  1. Great job! We are in our 17th year of homeschooling and I know how much better things go when you are organized!

  2. Samantha says:

    Great job! I've been homeschooling for over 8 years now and sometimes it seems that books have taken over our lives! I'm very blessed to have closets in our school room and I always realize what a blessing that space is for keeping things somewhat tidy. I enjoyed reading your post and saw some familiar items as well! I'm following you now – love your blog design.

    Samantha

  3. allysgrandma says:

    I bet that feels good doesn't it?

  4. Homequeen says:

    I hope you plan on running this Organization Challenge again Melissa! I have recently joined and signed up for the Spring Cleaning Challenge. It is making a big difference in my home.
    God Bless You!

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