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Getting Your Home Ready for Back to School

The following post is from Lisa of The Pennington Point:

As the new school year begins, I want to get my home ready for the onslaught of books, papers and childhood artwork.  Since we homeschool, we even need to keep teacher’s supplies and a white board for lessons.  But whether your children go to school or stay home, it’s a great time to get your study space pretty and organized!

In my living room I have a set of old school lockers.  This gives the kids a place to stash their book and papers without me having to look at them.  It works for the schools, it should work for me too, right?

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I organize a tall shelf with books that we will be using this year.  This keeps them close at hand and everything in its place.

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Over at The Crafty Homeschool Mama she used similar shelves as the ones I used and got her school area all organized and looking so nice!  If you’re sharing your study space with your dining space, it really helps to find ways to make it look cohesive.

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And look what a great job Heartfelt Home did with this small wall!  She built this desk area for her girls to study and it looks so pretty too!  I’m in love.

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We have a small study space also.  It’s really just a tiny room on the front of our house that I lined with shelves and added a few desks.  The kids can close the door and concentrate, which is so important.

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I also built a long desk in my dining room for the kids to use as a desk.  This gives them a space to do their schoolwork and when it’s dinnertime we can use it for serving food.  Double duty.

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Whatever you do, carve out a place for the kids to study and try to help them make it look nice.  IHeart Organizing did a great job of that in her son’s bedroom closet.

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Making a spot for studying in your home is easy if you think outside of the box.  It can be pretty and practical with just a little creativity and a plan to keep it clean.

Do you have a space in your home for your kids to study?

Lisa winds through her little Texas farm house every night, tucking in her nine homeschooled children and turning off lights. Then she scans the rooms & makes a mental list of what she wants to rearrange, restore or paint. Her husband of 27 years hangs on for the ride while she blogs about it over at The Pennington Point.