For a family of 6 that homeschools, we are asking our little townhouse to do a lot. Unlike the majority of our neighbors, we don't leave the house all by her lonesome from 8 to 6 every day. So, this little house gets used- a bit like a horse that is ridden hard and put away sweaty. Poor house, it never gets a rest.
Our one-car garage is the family room/ pantry/ storage area/ schooling room. The book shelf started to bow out under the weight of so much stuff, so the shelves fell down. So, now we have a new book shelf, and I have to clean up the place while the big girls are doing some test preparation for their standardized tests at the end of the month.
By the way- the picture is for laughs- our house is NOT that bad (the pic is from athomedad.com)
update: not surprisingly, I didn't get as far as I had hoped. My excuse?- big bunk bed boxes in the middle of the room. I did collect books, games and cds to return to the homeschool charter school library. Also- I got rid of random trash (popsicle stick anyone?) and started a Goodwill bag. We will 'keep plugging away' at this. My goal is a peaceful spot to 'do school.' and to have our charter school meetings in there iinstead of the kitchen table.
Yes, as a homeschooler, we try to use words like 'learning room,' but it always comes back to 'school room' even though my kids have never been to school except for an ill-fated semester at parks and rec preschool 4 hours a week. I pulled them out when the girls told me that they were just watching Dora the Explorer. I can do that at home.