18 Creative Homeschool Storage Solutions You Definitely Need
I’m sure you never thought that homeschool storage was an issue before you started homeschooling. You were worried about schedule and curriculum, but space?
Useful homeschool storage ideas are gold as homeschooling families tend to accumulate all kinds of materials and supplies and often teach in rooms that were not designed for teaching. But there’s a solution.
Homeschool room organization the right way allows you to create a space that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing. With this list of 18 homeschool storage ideas, you can effectively transform your workspace into it your dream homeschool space!
You’ll also find tips on organizing homeschool supplies and cool ideas on recycling furniture.
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18 Creative Homeschool Storage Ideas
The list below includes pieces of furniture and portable storage. Some of them help to hide bulky storage items, and others keep your frequently-used items stored at arm’s length.
Furniture for Homeschooling Organization
Frankly speaking, you don’t need to buy new furniture if you don’t want to. You can homeschool in any room and the kitchen or living room will make a wonderful homeschooling space where you’ll recycle pieces of furniture you already have.
Still, if you’re just starting your homeschooling journey and you’re open to remodeling your rooms here are some homeschool setup ideas.
1. Bookshelves in Your Closet
A closet is a great place to organize and store some things that don’t need to be exposed all the time: school records, spare supplies, games, art material, or anything else you just don’t need right now.
2. Freestanding Shelving
Freestanding shelving is for materials you need to have at reach. It’s essential.
First, vertical shelving is great for small specs and it also creates a type of exhibition space that can be used as inspiration for your kids.If you want to have some supplies within reach, but necessarily exposed, put them in baskets, bins, or other containers.
3. Hanging Shelves
Use hanging shelves to exhibit materials related to the topics you’re currently learning. Remember that for smaller kids, it’s a good idea to have height accessible to them.
Shelves are quite easy and inexpensive to build, too if you want to try your DIY skills.
4. Cube Shelving
Cube shelving isn’t only budget-friendly, but it’s also adaptable. You can start slowly by buying them in modules and adding more later when you need them. They’re also easy to move from one room to another.
Because they already come divided, you can use them to separate different materials. I use them for example to separate books by language so that my daughters know where exactly they need to look for.
5. Under Desk Space
If you haven’t got a desk yet, get one that comes with storage space, or make a floating desk to get more working and storage space.
Homeschooling desks is another topic but look how many homeschool storage solutions you get with this piece of furniture: drawers, paper storage, stationary, and others,
6. Under Stairs Storage
I won’t show you my space under the stairs as it serves for storing suitcases right now, but one day, I’ll organize it better.
The space under your stairs can be a wonderful homeschooling library and can store other necessary staff.
Have a look here for other unique under-the-stairs storage and design ideas.
7. File Cabinet
If you’re homeschooling a high school student, you know all the records you need to keep to calculate the credits and prepare the transcript.
A file cabinet is a good way to store all the documents. If you paint it with chalkboard paint, you can also use it for other purposes!
8. A raised bunk bed with storage space
If space is an issue, you need to learn to maximize it.
Raised bunk beds let you use the same area for sleeping, working, playing, and storage. You can even buy them on Amazon! (This is not an affiliate link.)
Portable storage is important. It lets you move materials and supplies from one place to another while keeping them under control.
9. Baskets for Homeschooling
Are you a fan of the Homeschool Morning Basket? Then, you surely know how to give it a use.
Wicker baskets are not only beautiful but also useful. Fill it with what you want your kid to use, books, games, small challenges, worksheets, or even healthy (and not so healthy) snacks to munch on in between the lessons.
10. Clear Storage Containers
How many times have you spent hours looking for something you know you own but have no idea where it is?
Transparent containers are not for everyone but if you know how to categorize and organize your materials, this system will make your life easier. All you need to do when you need something is to look around.
I love crates. Because although I love organizing, I’m not perfect at it. My necessity to hide some things is high and crates are my answer.
All types of crates can store categorized homeschooling materials without having them neatly stacked. They can be put in a closet, in a cabinet, on your desk, in cube shelving, or under the stairs. Yes, you got it. You can put them everywhere, and they still look good.
All kinds of little storage bins are useful for hundreds of materials you’ll need. The younger your child is, the more you should purchase.
Depending on your style, you can use metal, wooden, or plastic. Put them on the desk or on the shelves.
Caddies are portable, practical, and irresistibly cute. They can hold all kinds of supplies you need every day like scissors, glue, pens, and crayons.
14. Storage Carts
A good cart can hold anything. It can be your morning basket book space, it can store papers and day-to-day supplies.
Carts are easily movable and at the end of the day, you can simply sneak them into a closet.
Pegboards are a thing now.
Earlier, people used to associate them with industrial spaces but they’re kind of cool now. You can add hooks to them and hang scissors, tapes, threads, and others. You can hang cups, worksheets, art supplies, and whatever else you need.
Get one for yourself on Amazon (not an affiliate link) and use your creativity!
16. Mason Jars for Homeschooling Storage
Mason Jars are a 21st-century solution for everything. They’re cute and vintage and useful at the same time.
Mason jars are transparent, so it’s easy to find materials and homeschooling supplies you store inside them. And, because they’re aesthetically pleasing, they can be stored absolutely everywhere.
17. Sack Shoe Pockets
I used shoe pockets in my university times to store absolutely everything. When you’re a student, your space is naturally limited.
However, later on, I discovered that university survival hacks are real-life skills. These shoe pockets can be hung on your closet or pantry door or on your child’s car seat and can store many things that you want to categorize.
They’re inexpensive, easy to access, and easy to use.
18. Toilet paper Rolls
Didn’t expect toilet paper rolls, did you?
The beauty and creativity of homeschooling are that your homeschool storage solutions can truly be as simple as grabbing a toilet paper roll and giving it a second life!
I Hope You Feel Inspired to Use New Homeschool Storage Solutions
I hope you have enough homeschool storage ideas to get a look around your house and see what you might need to organize your space as you like it.
Sometimes a kitchen table may turn out to be not enough to store all your supplies and materials. Feel free to look for the solution that best fits your family’s needs.
Remember, having your room organized will make the educational process smoother.
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