Hi everyone! I wanted to share a video tutorial on how we use the workbox system in our homeschool. I get a TON of questions regarding our setup, how I organize the boxes, and what we put in them. So I thought a video would be a fun way to explain our setup.

Hope you enjoy it! Without further ado…here is our Workbox System Video… “live”…so to speak…


So that’s our current homeschooling workbox system, I hope you enjoyed the video! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

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  1. My kids are in 9th, 7th, and PreK4. I’ve just started teaching the older kids at home again this month after 3.5 years in a hybrid program. Organization is vital for us and your blog has been a blessing for our homeschool. I’ve found so many great ideas from your blog (in addition to the LOTW and K4 curriculums I’ve been using with our 4 year old).

    I thought I would share about the 10-drawer carts I found earlier this month. Michael’s started carrying a 10-drawer cart with 14″ wide and maybe 15″ deep drawers before Christmas for $79.99 (all the drawers are clear, the brand is Recollections I think). I bought one for each older kids when they were running a 50% off sale.

    My 4 year old is using a rainbow cart the size of the one in your video. I decided to move her worksheet based lessons into a larger one too but could not find them at two Michael’s stores yesterday. My mom just texted that she found some (at a different Michael’s) for $35 so I am guessing this was a short term item that is now on sale. If anyone is in the market for these, I would check with your local Michael’s soon to see if they have any at this price. I did find something similar on the Sam’s Club website but could not find a price.

    Since I am using these with older kids, I can tell you that they don’t hold a ton of weight. I am keeping their large textbooks on a bookshelf. I can put their binders, workbooks, and any other materials they need in each drawer. Some drawers have one main subject (like math and english). Other drawers have several subjects (like fine arts and life skills) as those usually require less materials or thinner booklets.

  2. I also got our workbox system at Sam’s Club for $24.95 back in December. I use it with my 4 year old and he loves it. It has made our school lessons so much easier. I do activity per drawer as well and include a craft and a reading with snack to divide the work into thirds. This really motivates him to work through the tasks he doesn’t like so much.

  3. Hi Erica,
    Thank you for posting this video! It gave me inspiration to get our stuff in gear, we had gotten in sort of a funk since our military move. I have added a few subjects (from yours) to our curriculum and have now started the workbox system. We got the cart at Walmart for about $40 each. I also started using the Homeschool Tracker and can already see how much it will help! I do have a quick question…I downloaded your literature studies and will begin reading those to my girls, about how long do you spend in each chapter? My girls are K & 1st. Thank you again for the inspiration!!

  4. I just wanted to let you know that I found the 10 drawer multi-colored drawers made by Mainstay at Walmart. They were $34.97 & this week I purchased two for $29.97 each!! They were not marked as a sale but came up at that price at checkout!! I’m really enjoying your tutorials!! Thank you so much!! You are truly blessed!!!

  5. I am trying to find a better system for this coming school year and just watched your video on the workbox system. With four kids, things got a little crazy last year. I am hopeful that this will be a blessing to our school day. Thank you for the informative video and your blog as a whole. I find both inspiration and encouragement from reading your blog. Have a great rest of the summer.

  6. I’m wondering what those folder type things were, one was for composers and the other had a penguin on it. Looked like it was maybe a cut folder?? I’d be interested to know how you use it!


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