Homeschool Order:

An Encouraging Word

order in nature and life

Regarding homeschool order, *Ginny Seuffert states, "Homeschooling life is based on order."

Think about it for a minute. It makes sense.

We humans have always needed it in our lives. There are the Ten Commandments, driving laws and Amy Vanderbilt's Etiquette. Wars are won with it. Musicians and artists strive for it. St. Paul even calls for it. It makes us feel calmer, more peaceful, more together. Without a doubt, we need homeschool organization to live happy, productive lives as a home educating family.

Special Note: Although it is never too late, the beginning of the school year is the prime time to establish order. Get your routine going. Develop good habits. I urge you to read all of the articles listed at the bottom of the page.


Check out my video with a quick, simple and inexpensive hint to begin creating order in your homeschool!


Ginny cites chaos as one of the most serious problems in homeschooling. It leads to discouragement and can eventually prompt one to even give up educating at home.

The lack of order occurs in the following categories:

  • In the homeschool --"They won't do their work."
  • In general discipline --"My children won't listen to me."

  • The house --"The house is a mess." "There are piles of laundry, piles of dishes and piles of junk everywhere." and on and on...

Yes, these are three of the major issues that Moms face. They are the ones listed when homeschooling moms say what troubles them most. Rarely is curriculum the culprit.

Despair not. Many have faced these dragons. Homeschool order is attainable and maintainable.


Shakespeare reminds us to draw encouragement from adversity.

"Thus may we gather honey from the weed
And make a moral of the devil himself."
King Henry, in Henry V, Act 4, Scene 1.

*Ginny Seuffert is the mother of twelve children and has homeschooled for 17 years. She is a writer, speaker, and founder of several homeschooling resources.

Homeschooling Record Keeping

The Homeschool Organizer

Grading Scales and How To Grade

High School Testing Schedule

College Admission: Transcripts Part I

Transcripts II

Homeschooling Multiple Grades: Part I

Homeschooling Multiple Grades: Part II

Homeschooling Multiple Grades: Part III

Homeschooling Multiple Grades: Part IV

Organize Your Multiage Classroom

Homeschool Organizing: Important! Coordinate All the Variables

Requirements of HS Homeschooling

Techniques for Homeschool Organization

Techniques to Simplify End-of-the-Year Chores

Three Techniques to Tame Chaos

Homeschool Order and Discipline

In the House: A Place for Everything...

Free Grocery List

Summer Chores Checklist

Organize Summer Goals--Step I

Organize Summer Schedule-Step II

Summer Activities Chart--Step III

Please read "Tips for Using Chart."

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