Our Favorite Classroom Organization Ideas Shared by Crafty Bloggers
Virtual school students spend a lot of time in their home classroom, so you want to make it the best learning environment possible. It’s important to maximize your space, make it comfortable, and keep it organized.
There’s no single way to set up your home classroom, of course. In fact, any solution you try doesn’t have to be permanent. The study space should grow with your child, changing to support evolving needs and interests. It can also be a lot of fun to try new methods for sorting your supplies or arranging the workstations.
To provide you with some ideas that can refresh your at-home classroom for the upcoming school year, we’ve taken a look at some of our favorite blogs and made a list of the classroom organization ideas we like most. See if any of the projects below could help your student.
Our Favorite Spot to Read: “Closet Reading Nook,” by Thrifty Décor Chick
Does your home classroom have a closet with hard-to-reach shelves? If you’re looking for a DIY design project that can maximize your home’s comfort, you could convert the closet into a reading nook. This designated area for reading allows kids to take a break from their desk. If you can’t create a recessed nook, try closing off a corner of the room by placing two small inward-facing bookshelves around a chair for the same cozy, secluded atmosphere as the nook.
Most Original Desk Supply Holder:
“Flowerpot Supply Holder,” by I Heart Organizing
This supply holder is a project that your student can take on and customize to his or her needs. You need a bowl or vase and dry beans, rice, beads, etc. Next, add tools including scissors, pens, and rulers. For an arts and crafts station, you could use the holder to display your colored pencils or paintbrushes.
The Best File-and-Supply Storage: “Office in a Chest,” by PB&J Stories
By keeping important school files you can’t digitize in a storage chest, you can avoid the threat of office-supply takeover, in which documents, books, and tools overwhelm desks, tabletops, and other areas across the room. The chest also makes school things easier to find since they’re all in one place. To use the space on top of the chest, turn it into a convenient bench.
The Simplest School Supply Storage (on CA’s Pinterest) “Soup Can Supply Storage,” by Elise Marely
It’s upcycled, artsy, unique, useful—there’s so much to love about this soup can supply rack for the back of the door! Take empty tin cans and bolt or fasten them to a wooden board, and then attach a frame hanger on the back so you can hang it up. This solution is easy to customize, and you can work with your child to add personal touches. For example, try decorating the cans and painting the board.
Most Creative Desk Space: (on CA’s Pinterest)
“Small Space Home Office,” by A Sprinkle of This…and a Dash of That
If you want to try different desk setups in a home classroom with limited space, take a look at this unusual setup. You can set up a pair of tables or desks facing each other with a bookcase divider to add storage space, and it’s a great idea for families with more than one online student. It can also be used to establish a variety of work areas within the classroom for different tasks so your student has a change of scene throughout the day. Try setting up a standing desk by raising the work space on one side so your student doesn’t have to sit all day.
Most Artsy Wall Calendar: “Paint Chip Calendar,” by Maple & Magnolia
Instead of buying a dry erase calendar or using a paper one that’s hard to update when assignments change, try making this paint chip wall calendar. You can get the paint chips for free at a hardware store and choose ones that are your child’s favorite colors. By enclosing the chips in a frame, you can hang it on the wall easily and customize it by using dry erase markers on the glass. Don’t forget to leave a section at the bottom for jotting down notes or your school shopping list.
Best Way to Display Schoolwork: (on CA’s Pinterest)
“Paper Clip School Work Display,” by A Little of This, A Little of That
This project lets you display your student’s work without having to tape projects to the wall or hang them on a bulletin board. Just paint a couple of narrow pine boards, and then attach heavy-duty paper clips on the front and picture frame hangers on the back. It doesn’t take up much wall space, and, depending on the length of the wood, you can add as many clips as you need. If you have more than one student, you can create a separate row for each child’s work.
Most Customizable Work Station: “Trifold Homework Station,” by Charlotte’s Fancy
A resource you never knew you needed, this workstation idea is something your child will love. Get started by finding one or more trifold boards at a craft store. Use the trifold to display different documents your child can easily refer to while doing homework. Create different trifolds for different subjects or projects and switch them as needed, simply folding them up and storing them away when not in use.
Do you have any creative classroom organization ideas or know of any helpful bloggers to share? Let us know!