Last year we moved from a 2,600 Square feet house into a 1,900 square feet house. In downsizing, we lost a dedicated school room, so now we’ve been doing most of our school work at the dinning room table. I know, from first hand experience, that homeschooling in a small space can be tricky, but it’s also completely doable.
Here’s how we have been doing it…
- Find a spot for your curriculum/books/Supplies (Tip: Think outside the box) – We have this little area at the top of our stairs, which i refer to as the “book nook area”, where we keep all our curriculum, books, and supplies.
If you don’t have a space like that, use a closet, or a bookshelf, or a cabinet, or keep your curriculum in containers that can be easily stored under furniture or a bed.
2. Only buy/keep what’s necessary – I’ve had to get rid of a lot of things that we just really didn’t need and things that were taking up space. Would it be nice to have a model skeleton? Sure, but the space it takes up makes it not worth it, when we can just look up pictures in books or online. Also i have to be very picky about what i buy and bring into our house, because we don’t want to add more clutter.
3. Mini white boards – My big white board is probably the thing i miss the most. However, i found some mini white boards at Walmart that were only a couple of dollars. They work great to work one on one with each child, and can be easily stored.
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my tips on how we manage to homeschool in a small space. Are you also homeschooling in a small space? I’d love to hear some of your tips.
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