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Location, Location

ORGANIZED UNDER: Homeschool Issues // Quick Start

The books and supplies have arrived. A schedule is even in place. But you look around and wonder, “Where in the world are we going to do school?” Don’t worry! It isn’t as challenging as it might seem.

Homeschool locations vary greatly, as do storage spots for the vast array of books, supplements, resources, and supplies. Whether your space is large or small, there are always solutions for determining homeschool location.

Points to Ponder

Here are a few tips for determining where to homeschool and how to maximize your storage locations.

Desks are not Essential

In fact, you don’t always even need a table. While it might be nice for each child to have a solid, consistent work space, it is not critical. Be creative. Sometimes even something as simple as a lap desk is good enough.

Location May Vary

Even homeschoolers who have a designated school area often find that they don’t use it consistently. If you have large resources that would normally hang on a wall, consider investing in a collapsible easel and creating a flipboard. A sturdy enough easel can also accommodate a chalkboard or whiteboard if needed.

Utilize Crates or Baskets

If each child has a crate for daily books and supplies, school becomes easily portable. Crates or baskets can even be hauled to the library, park, or backyard for a change of scenery.

Desks are not Essential

Believe it or not, your school location choices can be one of your greatest tools against boredom, lethargy, or burnout. If you set up your school well from the beginning, you can easily move outdoors on those first beautiful days of spring or to Grandma’s house when an unexpected interruption arises.

A Few More Thoughts

Specific location is much less important than a plan for flexibility. Relax and know that learning can happen while sprawled out on the floor, piled on the couch, or even curled up together on a bed. Be creative and be open to variety. You might be surprised just how much that creativity can increase learning opportunities!

With five kids in their teen and early adult years, Rebecca shares the many ups and downs of parenting, homeschooling, and keeping it all together. As the Well Planned Gal she mentors women towards the goal of discovering the uniqueness Christ has created in them and their family and how to best organize and plan for the journey they will travel.

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