I have been trying to get our school year all planned out so when we start in 3 weeks I feel ready and prepared. I am just about finished with that but have had something else weighing heavily on my mind about feeling ready. You see I am one of those people that just sets things down with good intention to find it a home later only I never do and only set it somewhere new. So needless to say our school room was a bit of a wreck. I am still trying to finish my youngest son’s portfolio so things were very much piled all over.
My main issue was this enormous desk I inherited from my aunt and uncle when they wanted to rid themselves of it for a bit. It is great to store things in but it’s just so big and our basement is not! It had to be replaced with something though because I needed to have storage.
My hubby helped me to reorganize which is my weak point but after a couple very long days we did it! I felt so disorganized last year I knew we needed to change something before I began this year.
We moved the Bowflex to the garage and bought a few more bookcases and 2 student desks over the last part of the school year so I really only had to get things in order and figure out how to work it with this desk.
So this is what we ended up with.
My little sweet girl’s desk and the basement entrance.
See the hooks above for pocket charts to hang from? The schoolhouse chalk wall is from Upper Case Living.
Messy during purging phase,lol! Going to the left in the pic.
Bookcases and the boys desks.
We color code our kids Oldest is Orange/Yellow and Middle is Purple (or in this case blue since purple was not an option) and little miss is our youngest and only girl so she is red or pink…of course!
Like the cushions? Walmart for about $9 each, not what I wanted to pay but they are rubber backed and do not move so it’s worth it to me!
And back to the other side of the basement which is our family room. See our oodles of board games on the shelves?
Our School name above the workboxes.
My sweet hubby also had a little surprise of his own for me! He created this little sewing area for me in our laundry room (which is on the other side of the wall that our workboxes are on). Isn’t he the greatest?
So have you changed where you home school or re- arranged the area you use? Let me know what you think of our space.