Tip Tuesday: How to Homeschool During a Move

Hey guys! I’ve had a lot of requests to share my secrets to homeschooling during a move. Most of you know that we moved a couple of years ago during our homeschooling year, and I’m not gonna’ lie, it wasn’t easy!

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But with a little bit of organization and preparation moving during your homeschooling year isn’t as overwhelming. I also have to thank all of the friends and family who helped us move and get settled in because without them it wouldn’t have been possible.

And we managed to get through it relatively unscathed, started school a week after our move, and haven’t looked back since! So today I’m sharing what I learned about that experience. Hopefully these tips will help you out too!

 

Watch my tips for successfully homeschooling during a move here!

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13 Comments

  • Roz March 8, 2016 at 6:15 am

    thanks so much for this timely tip tuesday, having found out on Friday we are moving in two weeks time.

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  • Favi March 8, 2016 at 10:38 am

    We are about to prepare our house for sale. As a homeschool mom do you have any tips for this? As far as meals, keeping tidy with everyone at home for showings, scheduling your day, or anything else you wish you would’ve done?

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    • erica March 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Favi,
      We tried several things like pre-made dinners etc. Unfortunately most people wanted to see our home during dinner time which meant we had to either eat out or bring a picnic somewhere. We did a combo of both. Also, I didn’t want to have a big meal going then get a call for a showing and have to clean up a huge mess. So we stuck to easy quick meals during that time.

      The other thing we did was pack up a bunch of things we didn’t really need out which helped our home be less cluttered. And it also made it easier to clean in a hurry. Everyone had a job, so if we got a call for a showing we all knew what to do to get it cleaned and out of the house quickly!

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      • Favi March 27, 2016 at 2:28 pm

        That is so helpful! I do not have any family in state to help me during this as I approach this with 5 boys, ages 10 and under. Any other wisdom you can foresee I’ll need? I’m thinking of throwing all clutter into boxes to prepare for showings then going through those boxes and decluttering all after our home is under contract when pressure is off. Is this a bad plan?

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  • Margaret Wight March 8, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I so wish I would have had this before we moved but thank God, I prayed and the Lord showed me what to do. After praying, I ended up purchasing expanding folders and numbering them like our rolling carts were numbered and put the kids work (i.e. Math #1, Handwriting #2, etc.). The kids kept these expanding folders in their backbacks and I kept my main teacher manuals in my backpack. We each also had a plastic box. My plastic box was labeled “Teacher Manuals 2015-2016” my daughter’s plastic box with her current A Beka curriculum was labeled “Haley’s Curriculum 2015-2016” and our son’s plastic box was labeled “Jesse’s Curriculum 2015-2016.” Our three backpacks and three boxes traveled with us along with our suitcases which contained our clothes since we were in motels and vacation rentals after the sale of our home and before we found our new home. This system worked great for us because once we moved we still use it. We ended up getting rid of our rolling cart workboxes and just use our expanding folders. This way, we can be mobile with our school and bring it to the beach, a park, etc. I also got the kids clipboards that they use when doing their work on the couch or out of the home. They love them because it allows them to be more comfortable when doing their school work. Hope that helps someone. 🙂

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    • erica March 9, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Yes, we use clipboards too! And I like the expanding folder idea as well!

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  • Joshua March 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Hey I like your video.I have a question do the go to a school for this TNREADY

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  • ryan March 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    We are right in the middle of all this. We have been off for 3 weeks! YUCK! We have been in the house for 11 years so we have had to take time to paint, clean, repair and get ready for sale. Our house went on market last week and PTL we already have a contract! Keeping it clean behind the kids was stressful but they understood why. They even did chores happily to help out. I did what you did. I put ALL our current, basic school work in a tub and kept it out. Everything else has been packed up. We are building a house so we have to stay in an apartment temp. while it gets finished because our buyers need us out by APril 1. I will easily be able to take our big school tub around with us. I had a school room just like yours but our new house will be smaller and no school room. I am going to have to get creative with space and no more big white table. 🙁 I will have to take it apart, in half, and give the kids each one in their rooms.

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    • erica March 9, 2016 at 1:38 pm

      My daughter loves having a desk in her room. She can work in quiet! It can be loud in our house with birds, dog, and siblings! 🙂

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  • Sasha March 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Great tips!!! We moved a few year ago in at the end of September. I did take a week off before the move and then it ended up being about 2 weeks after the move (we had a 1 week gap time from the sale of our house and when we could get into our new one). I think I followed all of those tips!! Great minds think alike! 🙂 Another tip I would add is that I used the moving time to clean out my school room! I got rid of a whole bunch of stuff, less to move and less to unpack. I am loving these Tip Tuesday videos thanks so much!

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    • erica March 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      YEESS!!!

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  • Luvagoodidea March 10, 2016 at 9:45 am

    Your ideas are great! Thanks!!!
    Paper goods:
    For the weeks during house showing & around the move-we got paper plates, cups, and bowls. Save time washing & packing in the kitchen. You can even pack your dishes first. Exchanging flatware for plastic is not as helpful, Just use it, throw your flatware drawer in a box at the last minute.

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  • sintesa March 25, 2016 at 7:11 am

    thank you for your tips.. I feel happy hear about that.. Thank you so much

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