Some people are born organized, while others lead a helter-skelter existence. Running a home school requires a high degree of organizations. It would waste time if we can’t find the books, papers and other things that we need. There’s no way we can proceed with the learning process if we are in chaos. This can be doubly tiresome, because the learning process can be quite challenging. The home schooling process should be free of disorganization and clutter. Too much valuable time will be lost if we are unable to start the learning process immediately. In this case, we should avoid feeling out of control and overwhelmed.
Clutter could literally eat us alive and it is important for us to immediately get rid of the clutter. We should be aware that there’s no way we can organize clutter and when someone says that it is organized chaos, he is nearly out of control of the situation. We should start through all the confusion and throw things that we no longer need. It’s better to try organizing very small things each day and we will eventually get plenty of improvements. However, being persistent and committed can be a challenge. Home schooling sessions often involves plenty of learning toorls, science kits and art supplies.
If we don’t organize these items, the situation can be literally paralyzing, especially if we don’t know things that we should do first. When there are too many things in our learning room, it is quite easy for us to run in circles and we won’t accomplish anything. Rather than having many things, we should prioritize on things that we use often and choose tools with good quality. It is preferable to have a dedicated room for home learning sessions. Although, many say that it isn’t necessary, a special room would be really helpful for children. Even if we have only dining room table, we should try the best we can to get fully organized.
Speaking of storage, we should try to categorize items for home schooling purposes. Books are often the first thing that we consider and eventually we have many of them. We will need to set up home library and to reduce its size, we should also rely on public library. We should have a bookcase with proper size and this will determine how many books we can put into it. We need to create a catalogue with names of books and their positions in the bookcase. Without the organizational effort, we could be easily overwhelmed. Old books that are no longer used can be donated to thrift store and local libraries.
Make a family rule that learning tools are stored in the right places. They can’t be taken if they are not needed or if things that are no longer need are not yet stored. This will allow us to keep track of all learning tools and it means that the next learning session could start much more easily. Plastic, transparent containers are great for this purpose, because we will be able to see their content.