Preparing For a New School Year

Can you believe it is almost time to start back to school? Summer has flown by, and now is the time to begin thinking about preparing for the new school year. The first place I start is our school room. Preparing that space for a new school year can be a chore! Here are some tips that can help!

Clean Your Space

Our school room is often a mess when not in use. It doubles as a play room, and by the end of summer I am embarrassed by how awful we have let it get. The first step in preparing for a new school year for us is to clean our space!

Be sure to dust book shelves, wipe down walls, clear out the clutter and trash, and touch up any places on the walls that may have been damaged by flying toys over the summer!

Evaluate Your Space

The next step in preparing for a new school year is to evaluate your space. Do things need moved around to accommodate another student? Are you making the best use of the space that you have? Look at the posters on your wall, which are relevant for next school year? Which can be replaced with something more age appropriate? These are all things to think about when evaluating your school space.

Out With the Old and in With the New

The last step in preparing our space for the new school year is to ditch the old books, and bring in the new ones. I swap out teacher’s manuals, notebooks, workbooks, textbooks, readers and more. I bring in all the books we will be using in the coming year and put them in their appropriate spot. This is also a great time to throw out old crayons, glue sticks, dried up markers, etc and replace them with new ones.

Preparing your homeschool space for a new school year can be a chore. But, there is nothing like having a fresh, clean space when starting a new school year. It almost makes me ready to open the books. ALMOST!

How do you prepare your school space for the new school year?


Author Bio: Misty Bailey and her husband have been married for over a decade and have three beautiful children. She shares her struggles with time management, becoming unglued and finding joy in the everyday moments on her blog Joy in the Journey.