Homeschoolers LOVE books, curriculum, unit studies and soon we are overwhelmed with too much of a good thing. Sometimes we have to take the painful process of sorting out our favorites, sharing what we won’t use, and really focusing on quality over quantity.
It’s very hard to let go. The Frugal monster strikes. We wonder if it might work with a second or third child. Or maybe there is something wrong with us, because everyone else really raved about this curriculum. (Sometimes I finally work up the courage to resell or give away a book, that is then rejected. Crushed! I feel like arguing about why they should not only take the book, but offer me prime price.)
Decluttering is about clearing out our school space, simplifying our homeschool schedules, as well as paring down our curriculum.
Often I find that less is more.
These are my most popular Back-to-Basics Curriculum posts, really trying to move towards that Less is More philosophy in our home as well as in my teaching.
- Minimizing the Homeschool Resource Bookshelf
- Money Saved
- Stacks to Sort
- Teaching with Less
- Just One Book: Minimizing the Homeschool Curriculum
- Minimizing the Homeschool Expenses
- Minimalist Homeschooler Abandons the Curriculum Fair
- Minimalist Homeschooler and the Art Closet
- Minimalist Journaling for Homeschoolers
- Minimizing for Quality