My 5 Homeschool Must Haves

As the new school year nears I keep seeing all the things and wanting to buy all the things, it really is a sickness called “shinythingitus“. So to combat “shinythingitus” I started asking myself (at every back to school sale) do I really need this or do I just want this.

Most of the time I just want it. In fact, I only wanted so many things that it made me wonder, what do I really NEED to homeschool? I was shocked when I listed just 5 items that I needed for homeschooling.


My Homeschool Must Haves


  1. Library Card, this is my number one must have. With my library card I can check out books, CDs and DVDs and also use apps like Hoopla and OverDrive to read ebooks and listen to audio books for free.

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  2. Computer, I can use my computer to buy curriculum, search Pinterest, watch video tutorials on YouTube for just about every subject, and watch educational shows on streaming services such as Curiosity Stream.

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  3. Printer, I cannot live without my printer, in fact I use it so much that I have the highest not even open to the public HP Instant Ink Plan at 700 pages a month. I do a lot of printing. I buy most of my curriculum digitally so I print almost everything myself.

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  4. Laminator, I love to laminate. There is nothing better than the smell of my laminator warming up on the counter. I laminate ALL THE THINGS, I think it makes everything prettier and more durable so the things last longer.

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  5. Proclick (Binding Machine), I love binding almost as much as laminating and I really do not like driving to the office store every time I need something done. The Proclick has spines that reopen which make me super happy because I can change the things that I have bound if I need to.


Seriously though, I really could homeschool effectively and successfully with JUST these 5 things and some internet service. I could either buy digital curriculum or make my own. I could get all of our books from the library, and I could stream documentaries.

What are your homeschool must haves?

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I keep seeing all the things and wanting to buy all the things. So, I started asking myself what do I NEED to homeschool? Here are my 5 must haves!


  1. chickieandroo says:

    Great must-haves! I totally agree, when we started homeschooling the first thing we bought was a laser printer. The ink jet was not going to keep up with everything we needed to print!

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