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Day 30: How to Organize Your Homeschool — 36 Expert Solutions

Lesson plans, grading, supplies, papers, books, cd’s, workbooks, workspace, manipulatives, scheduling, etc. etc. etc. There’s a LOT to keep track of when it comes to keeping our homeschools running smoothly.

I bet you were wondering when we would ever get around to talking about homeschool organization specifically, lol. Well, that day is today; and rather than me doing the talking, I’m going to let a bunch of the experts chime in about how they do things. There are sure to be lots of ideas you can use from these wise ladies!

If you need homeschool organization ideas, this is the place to be. 36 great articles with simple tips for organizing your curriculum and lesson plans, doing homeschool in small spaces, and more. Browse a few today - and then pin so you can read more later!

Welcome to 31 Days of Practical Organizing Tips for a Homeschool Mom’s Life!
Each day there is a new organization hack to help calm the chaos.
Find links to all 31 days here: 31 Days of Organizing Tips.

I’ve noticed that homeschool organization deals with two main topics: 1) storage of all those books and supplies, and 2) planning. Well, whether it’s how to organize your bookshelves or which is the best planner out there, these articles have got you covered. You might want to pin this page so you can come back and peruse them all again and again!


How to Create a Simple Filing System for Your Homeschool — Classically Homeschooling

Homeschool Organization Tips — Homeschool Hideout

Homeschooling with an Open Floor Plan — Table Life Blog

Organize Your Homeschool Bookshelves — Starts at Eight

6 Homeschool Curriculum Organization Hacks — Lit Mama Homeschool

Managing Your Digital Homeschool Resources — Table Life Blog

How Can I Teach When I’m a Mess? — Adventures in Mommydom

5 Tips for Homeschool Organization — Joy in the Journey

Organizing All About Reading — Adventures in Mommydom

5 Homeschool Room Organization Essentials — Starts at Eight

Organization Ideas for Your Homeschool Space — The Curriculum Choice

Homeschooling without a Schoolroom — Learning Mama

A Quick and Easy Way to Organize Schoolwork — The Organized Homeschooler

Perfect Spot for Books — repurposing a dish drainer — Thou Shalt Not Whine

Organizing Your Home Library — Triumphant Learning

6 Tips for Decluttering Children’s Books — It’s Fundamental

How to Store Math Manipulatives — Triumphant Learning

A Simple Way to Organize Homeschool Records — Janelle Knutson

5 Ways to Stay Organized in Your Homeschool — Year Round Homeschooling

How to Store Digital Curriculum — Triumphant Learning

Ikea for Homeschool — Hodgepodge

Our Homeschool Room and Organization — Joy in the Journey

6 Tools to Organize Your Homeschool Room — Pam Barnhill

Organizing Homeschool Bookshelves — Homegrown Learners

10 Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool — Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers

How to Organize Easy Peasy Homeschool on a Budget — Rock Your Homeschool

3 Easy Ways to Organize Your Homeschool — The Organized Homeschooler


Mega List of Homeschool Planners — Starts at Eight

The Best Online Homeschool Planner — Triumphant Learning

Homeschool Planning Makeover Strategies that Work! — Christian Homeschool Moms

3 Easy Steps to Make Homeschool Planning a Breeze — Homeschool Your Boys

Helpful Homeschool Habit — Hodgepodge

My Super Simple Homeschool Planning Method — Homeschool Your Boys

Homeschool Essentials – Schedules — Wonderfully Chaotic

Organizing a Child-Led Homeschool Year — Year Round Homeschooling

And here’s another 31 day series! Since Sara at Classically Homeschooling encompasses both storage AND planning in her series (that also covers a lot more, btw), I thought I would put it at the end:

31 Days to a Well-Run Homeschool — Classically Homeschooling

Sometimes many heads are better than one! I think that’s true in the case of homeschool organization, because then you can pick and choose which ideas will work for you. Follow the blogs who have helped you the most, because those gals will most likely have even MORE information that jives with your outlook. 🙂

Have fun organizing your homeschool storage and planning out a great year! HUGS!






About the author

Ann Karako

Ann has been homeschooling for 20+ years and has graduated four children (one more to go). She believes that EVERY mom can CONFIDENTLY, COMPETENTLY -- and even CONTENTEDLY -- provide the COMPLETE high school education that her teen needs. Ann's website, AnnieandEverything.com, offers information, resources, and virtual hugs to help homeschool moms do just that. 

Ann has written Cure the Fear of Homeschooling High School: A Step-by-Step Manual for Research & Planning and Save Your Sanity While Homeschooling High School: Practical Principles for a Firm Foundation. She also founded the popular Facebook group called It's Not that Hard to Homeschool High School, which now has over 27K members; and recently she started the It's Not That Hard to Homeschool High School Podcast.

She and her family, including two dogs and three cats, live in rural Missouri.


  • I’m just starting to home school my 8th grader. I loved all your suggestions. I’m kind of a rehabilitated hoarder. Over the past 2 years I have donated and had many garage sales about 200 boxes. Its kind of scary to start this new home schooling business. I’m still very cluttered. Not the most motivated person ether. We will do anything for our kids and right now my daughter is not getting much out of school other than learning what school wants her to learn. That said, her school has implemented a new learning curve that is actually changing every few weeks because the program is not working. So home school, here we come!
    I think I will be looking to your blog and just keep breathing. Its nice to see other moms being moms.

    • YOU CAN DO IT!! Yes, I am definitely a VERY imperfect person! But since that’s reality, there is no sense pretending otherwise, is there? 🙂 Thanks for your kind words!

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