Once you have chosen your larger furniture it’s easy to make your home classroom ship-shape with the right organisation.

Combinations of boxes, crates, drawers and open shelving will allow functional and comfortable classroom space.

Make sure you have access to all of your most important learning materials.  But, equally, keep areas free of clutter and mess.

Wire racks and baskets can make fun alternatives to storage.  Basic letter files can be brightened up with your choice of wrapping papers, fabrics or wallpaper samples for a splash of colour and individuality – and office filing cabinets and chests of drawers can be used for storing books, paperwork and essays.  Why not paint them with a chosen topic or design to support an area of learning.

Alongside desktop storage, hanging storage can add depth and interest to your classroom.  Use the space wisely, build upwards, make neat piles, stack boxes and create interesting corners to keep your teaching and learning fresh.