Homeschooling does require some degree of organization. How much you need to do depends on your personality and your homeschool approach.
Think about these two simple questions…
Where will my children do their work?
Where will they store their learning materials?
Some families devote an entire room to homeschooling. Their children have their own desks and materials readily available. Others may not have the space or desire for a homeschool room. Their children do work at the kitchen table, on the floor, on the couch, at a desk or any other place they find conducive to studying.
If you choose not to have a designated homeschool space, you’ll at least want to organize the materials you and your children will use. This can include, pencils, markers, paper, rulers, art supplies, maps, math manipulatives, science equipment, musical instruments, books, workbooks, iPads… the list goes on.
In my house I have a tall bookshelf to store much of what we need throughout the year. But for the day-to-day materials, I use a basket that can be moved easily from room to room. I’ve tried several containers and techniques, because every year I’m never completely satisfied with my organization.
If organization is not high on your priority, at the very minimum you’ll need a place to store all the amazing books your children borrow from the library. For me, that means finding a place that is out of my one year old’s reach, because he loves to tear out pages!
Pinterest is full of creative organizational ideas. I recommend starting there for inspiration.