Decluttering the “Schoolroom”


One of my first posts was influenced by a quote from William Morris.  (I have fond memories as I wrote my senior Publishing thesis on his influence to book making.)

William Morris: “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Beautiful homeschooling spaces


That’s what I want our homeschooling environment and curriculum to be focused on. Twisting his quote, “Have nothing in our Home Education that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”

Simple.  Minimalist.




And yet a constant process to strive for.  Here are the most popular posts regarding keeping the school environment clutter free and simply beautiful:


  • Lindsey

    February 4, 2016 at 11:08 pm Reply

    Hello! My name is Lindsey and I am homeschool mom, blogger and author. I actually came across your post while doing research for my post I am writing right now. I recently heard the term “minimalistic homeschooling” and without knowing what it was I was like, “That’s me.” I believe in simplicity and minimalism and feel it is best for my family (mostly for myself as I am a homeschooling mother with ADHD.) It is freeing! It is uncomplicated.

    • Anne

      February 27, 2016 at 7:04 pm Reply

      Hi Lindsey, I really believe that there are all types of minimalist homeschoolers . . . those that only keep 100 items in the school room, or 100 book limit, or only what can fit in a milk crate. Our homeschooling is just one more type . . . and I like to see it as more than just things, but also our schedule and our lives. Thanks for commenting. Write back again, and let me know how it is going.

Please take a moment to share your minimalist homeschooling ventures.

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