We are back this year with the monthly Canadian homeschool blog post … to kick start the year let’s talk about organization!
One of my favourite things to do!
I love the feeling of purging and getting everything cleaned up; as it is so rewarding.
My husband thinks I am a little crazy with my system but I like my system as it works really well for me … I basically make a huge disaster by dumping everything out and then have no choice but to go through it all.
but there is order to my chaos
I have 4 categories
- throw / recycle
- give away
- and keep
the keep gets organized on the shelf in my homeschool room.
My kids sometimes have a hard time selling stuff but what encourages them is getting the money from the sale.
There is a great app that you can use locally called varagesale … and it is awesome because you can sell small things like baby pjs on it or all those toys that start to pile up … and it quickly adds up … I have sold probably over 300 items so far on it.
I encourage you to declutter your homes and rooms … it is so much less to tidy up and you really don’t need all that stuff; trust me !
Another neat thing I love to do is switch things up. I move the furniture around … and even switch rooms … it always feels so refreshing when I do that !
These are a few before and after photos of when I redid a room and switched it around … I moved my homeschool to another room and made my family room a simple quite calming reading room 🙂 I also purged a lot of the stuff on the shelves when I did this.
a few other tips …
- get a new shelf or storage system that can hold all your stuff neatly.
- don’t impulse buy … ask yourself if you really need that item
- give the room a fresh coat of non toxic paint
- but again… the best thing to do is get rid of the stuff you don’t use!
So get to it!
and if you want post a before and after picture on instagram with the hashtag #homeschoolOrganization to showoff all your hard work please do 🙂
Also check out my fellow Canadian homeschool bloggers and their posts on Organization here!