Selling and Packing a House while Homeschooling

 

selling, packing homeschooling

When we decided to sell our house, my thought was-we homeschool.  We live in the house 24/7 how was I going to keep schooling like we do, keep house clean with the children we have and be sane.  I still don’t.

Every homeschool family has a room they homeschool in.  Most potential buyers don’t understand homeschoolers.  Some use their dinning room as a homeschool room, potential buyers walk in expecting to see a dinning room not a school room.

So what do we do with our homeschool room.  Look at all these homeschool room in my Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Rooms – each room set up differently!  Here is what I did.  First -I have the benefit of being at the end of the year, but I am still thinking of next year (but resisting temptation for buying!)

  • I started packing things we were not using.
  • I purged stuff while packing.
  • This purging is a great feeling by the way!
  • Our homeschool area like has taken over many areas of our house-so I have been trying to consolidate those areas.
  • I had the kids go through all the puzzles that had been jumbled.
  • I backed up books we didn’t need right now.
  • I packed up curriculum we didn’t need for right now.
  • I have a portable self I use for some of our stuff, I have been moving more there again.
  • I took down our writing desk because it was becoming a dumping ground.
  • I have tried to pack up as much art stuff as possible.  I did this because my little kids were finding them and making big messes.
  • I use more iPad time and computer time.
  • I packed up as much as I could, without packing school away.
  • Which showed me I had too much out!
  • Carve out a set time for packing and decluttering everyday.

Our Sunroom still looks like a “what is this room used for” room.  Till we are done, (oh high school is done this week-just in time for Hattie for make her appearance soon), I am trying to make it look more like kids play area.

There is part of me that feels that, moving now and selling an empty house would be the best solution to everything.  It would take away a lot of stress, but it would create a different kind of stress called an extra house payment till we sold it.  And I am not sure which one is worse.

If you are in beginning or middle of homeschooling, keep the room as neat and clean as possible and the rest of the house homeschool free.  (you know no weird science projects lurking in places)

Rest of this week I will continue to give tips for:

  • Hiding the pets and kids
  • Open House

While my goal is to help homeschooling families, any mom getting ready to move will find these tips helpful.  I also welcome another tips in the comments!

I do not blog alone over these next two weeks Hopscotch!  Check out all these other great post over the next 2 weeks!

 

Brought to you by these lovely ladies…

 

Hopscotch Spring 2013 Collage

 

Becoming Healthy & Fit | Alisha at Flourish
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New Experiences | Angie at Many Little Blessings
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Project-Based Learning | Cindy at Our Journey Westward
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ABC’s of Journaling | Dollie at Teachers of Good Things
Boosting Brainpower | Heather at Cultivating Lives
Hopscotching Across the USA | Heidi at Home Schoolroom
Homeschooling for Free and Frugal | Jamerrill at Free Homeschool Deals
How to Work from Home and Homeschool | Jamerrill at Holy Spirit-Led Homeschooling
Sights to See in Washington, D.C. | Jenn at Daze of Adventure
Autism is… | Jennifer at Jennifer A. Janes
Raising Boys (By a Mom of Five Sons) | Kendra at Preschoolers and Peace
US Presidents | Lauren at Mama’s Learning Corner
Things You Can Do With A Can of Tomato Sauce | Laurie at Our Abundant Blessings
Learning to Exercise With Your Kids | Lisa at Chaos Appreciation
Understanding Your Anxious Child | Lisa at Our Homeschool Adventure
Homeschooling the Large Family | Marianne at Abundant Life
Screen-Free Family Activities | Michelle at The Holistic Homeschooler
Healthy Eating | Sarah at Sidetracked Sarah
Planning a Summer Garden | Stephanie at Nature Notebook
Tips for Selling Your House While Homeschooling | Susann at Mamma Hopper (This is ME!)
Gluten Free Recipes | Tabitha at Meet Penny
Cool Group Projects & Parties | Tabitha at Teaching With Cents
How to Use Coupons | Tabitha at Online Coupon Workshop
Using Games in School | Ticia at†Adventures in Mommydom
You CAN be an Artist | Tricia at Hodge Podge

 


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