We don't have a school room, per se. When we lived in our tiny home, I dreamed of a room lined with books, filled with art supplies, a comfy couch or two...You get the idea.
When we designed this home, I had the opportunity to put in a school room, but by that point our school style had changed to the point that I no longer wanted one. I wanted to be able to keep the momentum going even while I cooked or did laundry. However, since homeschooling still comes with lots of "stuff," we needed a way to keep everything tidy.
We keep many of our supplies in the "nook" off the kitchen. We have cupboard and file cabinets that we bought for $40 when Bryan's company moved. The table is used more for crafting than school, since school really takes place all over the rest of the house - primarily in the living room and dining room.
Since the children don't have desks, we keep all their books in Wal-mart available bins. Some of these bins (the blue ones) are going on 9 years old! The bins make it easy for the children to take their schoolwork wherever they want to work (a portable desk!), as well as making it easy for me to grade or find their work from the previous week. We used these when we lived in our small house (stacked up only taking up 1.5 sq. feet on the floor), when we lived in our "temporary house" when everything was in storage (decorating the living room), and even now (on the shelves) when we have more room. Simple, easy, effective.
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