I hope these homeschooling essentials help you in your homeschooling journey and you get the best of what you need without wasting money. These products and homeschool organization tips are tried and true. I have spent years working on the best ways to stay organized and have a peaceful happy home without spending a fortune. Now I’m hoping to pass on some of that information to you. So let’s get started on making your homeschooling successful with these top essentials.
Homeschooling Organization and Supplies
Favorite Homeschooling Supplies
I can’t stress enough how much I love having alaminator. Do yourself a huge favor and get one.
Here you can see how mine look. I like to group mine by themes, therefore each folder has a theme, This is our Solar System folder. I keep all of our Montessori cards and worksheets in one folder. That way each theme is ready to go. You can store these in a basket, a magazine box, a file box, or you can get these awesome Poly Envelopes that have the hole punches at the bottom for easy storage in a binder.
I love them!
You do NOT want to be cutting all of your cards by hand. Believe me, paper trimmers are inexpensive and totally worth it. In my opinion, Fiskars is the best. This is what I use.
Are you wondering what the inside of my file folder box looks like?
I have 4 boxes at this point and they are labeled for different things. That might seem overwhelming but I have several children at different levels. I have an early childhood box, a box that is organized with Monthly themes, A box for my older Elementary children, and a new box I am just starting for this year. Don’t let this worry you, I have been homeschooling for several years with multiple children. So I’m just saying you may need more than one box eventually.
Book Rings are awesome to have on hand. Forget buying them in those little packs of five from Walmart, you can stock up with an inexpensive box from Amazon, they are great quality and they last. I prefer the 1 inch size.
Here are a few examples of things I’ve used book rings for. You can easily make Montessori cards into a little book for the very young. In fact I printed out two sets of these bird cards. One set I cut up for the older children and the other as you can see here, I left the cards together so they could have something to look at and hold. The other two books I put together for me. They are easy to hang on a hook or keep close by if I need it.
The BEST Pencils for Preschoolers and Kindergartners
Best Electric Pencil Sharpener EVER (we have had ours for 15 years) I am a HUGE fan of Brother products. We have used them for years and they last. I highly recommend color too, everything comes out so much prettier.