In just 15 minutes each day for 5 days, you can have your homeschool wrapped up and put away so it doesn't hang over your head for the whole summer.
Is the thought of cleaning up the school year and organizing your homeschool killing the joyful headiness of a looming carefree summer?
Then let's attack this bite by bite! Printable checklist included below.
Gather all texts finished for this year and either box them up to save for another student, toss, sell online or a curriculum fair, or put in a bag to donate.
Deal with the trash that has accumulated in your school area this year. Have a kid who needs to expend energy with some hard muscle work? Hand them the trash bag to take to the curb!
With the extra stuff gone and the trash dealt with, it's time to sort through and organize the art supplies, paper, pencils, tape, glue, etc. If you have a little extra time, make an inventory of what you need to replace because those school supplies sales are right around the corner!
Do you have toys, puzzles, and games that need sorting, too? Now's the time. List them on Facebook, give them away, or store them in a tub or cabinet to be taken out when the cold weather arrives again.
If your house is like mine, there are scuff marks on the walls and baseboards, and even the hard wood floor. In fact, one of my early summer projects is to remove a white sofa slipcover and try to remove the black dry erase marker my brain-injured kiddo put there. Grab the bottle of cleaning stuff, rags, a mop, etc. and set those kids to helping with the tabletops, cupboard doors, floors, and light switches, too!
Voila! In 15 minutes each day for 5 days, you have the school year behind you. Doesn't that feel great? Now go pour yourself something cold and enjoy your well-deserved time off!
Print your free checklist here!
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