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From Closet to a Homeschool Room~ Guest Post

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I am so happy to have a guest post today from Sharla who blogs at Look At What You Are Seeing. She has a great site about homeschooling. Stop by and pay her a visit!  I am so glad to have her share her post on turning a closet to a homeschool room

My boys and I have always really enjoyed our couch-schooling (aka homeschooling on the couch.) I could not help but be a little jealous, though, when I  would see posts of all of the incredibly cute and organized school rooms. 

Closet to a Homeschool room
My home is pretty small, so I put the school room idea out of my head. Then one day I realized that we are blessed with many closets and storage areas. I decided to clean out the walk-in closet in the boys’ playroom and turn it into a school room. 

This is our closet, which is the same size as the one I cleaned out.I regret not getting a before picture of their closet.

The closet has shelving around the top. This was a great place to put books, manipulatives,  and learning games. 

I was also able to fit in two small desks with chairs so the
boys would have their own place to do school work.
Our craft supplies and a small book shelf fit nicely in the
I love all the wall space! I can use it to put up school
posters that I never had a spot for before. I am currently working on making
part of the wall a chalkboard.
It is nice to have all of our school stuff organized and in one
area. It is also nice for the boys to have a place to go if they want a quiet
place or alone time.
 But I will tell you a secret. Our favorite spots to have
school are still the couch, the floor, or outside. 
Sharla Orren has a BA in Sociology from Henderson State University. She loves homeschooling her two boys, ages 10 and 6. Her husband is the Youth and Family Minister at their church. She currently has her own blog, Look at What You Are Seeing in which she writes about homeschooling, natural living, homemaking, and time management. She is a contributor to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. She also serves as a storm spotter and data collector for The National Weather Service.
Find her also on Facebook &  Pinterest
love karyn


  1. Carrie Nygard says:

    I love this! We used to make many different “tents” and cubbie holes for my youngest. Something like your closet would have been perfect for her. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great post! What a great idea to take a small space and utilize it for a different purpose.

  3. Whoa, Sharla!
    I never got this smart until all my homeschoolers were in college! I turned my biggy closet into a sewing room. Loved all the hanging rods for hanging up fabrics. Too bad for my kiddos, eh? 😐

  4. I love it! What a wonderful use of space.
    Blessings, Dawn

  5. What a great idea! I love the comfort of our living room for school, but it’s nice to have a distinct area, too. How creative!

  6. What a great idea! Although we have a dedicated schoolroom, it’s pretty small and we use it mainly as storage for books and supplies, doing most of our work in the living room & dining room. I can see using a “closet schoolroom” the same way, with great results. Thanks for sharing!

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