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    For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

    Link me to the rolling cart thingy you ladies use to keep your teacher manuals close. If there's one with separators, that would be great! Hoping to get it ordered today when I put in my Amazon order. Thanks
    Des
    3 graduates (used LC1&2, Traditional Logic)
    G (4th grade using old MP core 3, GSWL, Strayer-Upton book 2)
    S (9th grade Abeka US History, Abeka Themes in Literature, Henle Latin w/MP guide, Systematic Mathematics w/LOF, Anatomy and Physiology, Art of Argument)

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    Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

    This is the cart I use. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01I3..._t2_B01MTDBSLZ
    It's from IKEA, but with Prime shipping it's cheaper on Amazon. I have this black one for storing art supplies (securely in my husband's office) and two of the same cart in powder blue to hold all our books.
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      #3
      Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

      Originally posted by robopanda5 View Post
      Link me to the rolling cart thingy you ladies use to keep your teacher manuals close. If there's one with separators, that would be great! Hoping to get it ordered today when I put in my Amazon order. Thanks
      Michael's has them for an "everyday deal" at 29.99 now. This is where I got mine.
      Katie

      2019/20 6th year with MP
      DS 15: 10th, MPOA: Latin & HS Comp II
      DD 12: 7th, MPOA: Latin, Pre-Algebra, Chreia/Maxim & Ref/Con
      DD 9: 4th using 3A
      Twin DD's 7: 1st

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        #4
        Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

        Originally posted by robopanda5 View Post
        Link me to the rolling cart thingy you ladies use to keep your teacher manuals close. If there's one with separators, that would be great! Hoping to get it ordered today when I put in my Amazon order. Thanks
        Are you talking about this cute bugger? I know some mommas use this one.

        I've used this rolling crate thing in the past, but now just a collapsible crate. (with multiple cores, I've decided I need to keep it all in one location, then get up and get the books - no rolling around)
        Plans for 2019-20

        DD1 - 24 - College Grad and rocking her own bakery business
        DD2 - 13 - 8A Louisville HLS Cottage School and MPOA
        DS3 - 11 - 4A Louisville HLS Cottage School
        DS4 - 11 - 4A Louisville HLS Cottage School
        DD5 - 7 - MP2, Louisville HLS Cottage School
        DS6 - 5 - MP K

        [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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          #5
          Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

          Originally posted by DiannaKennedy View Post
          Are you talking about this cute bugger? I know some mommas use this one.

          I've used this rolling crate thing in the past, but now just a collapsible crate. (with multiple cores, I've decided I need to keep it all in one location, then get up and get the books - no rolling around)

          Here's the link to it on IKEA. It's cheaper now than it used to be - only $24.99. Unfortunately, the selection of colors isn't great right now.
          DD 10th
          DS 6th
          DD 5th

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            #6
            Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

            We have one from Michael's, IKEA, and ALDI. From experience, the Michael's one is much easier to put together. Worth the extra $5. But that would require you leaving the house . I use a magazine holder to divide the books. If it's a sturdy one, it will work really well.
            Katy
            2017-2018
            DD 8, 3A
            DS 4, Junior Kindergartem

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              #7
              Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

              Originally posted by katy View Post
              We have one from Michael's, IKEA, and ALDI. From experience, the Michael's one is much easier to put together. Worth the extra $5. But that would require you leaving the house . I use a magazine holder to divide the books. If it's a sturdy one, it will work really well.
              Yep, the Michael's carts are mega easy to put together. My 10 and 7 yr olds did a couple! I'm shocked Amazon has them so expensive!

              We also use magazine files, the heavy clear plastic ones, to divide the book groups: core stuff done everyday, weekly subjects, independent work, etc. Varies per kid. I have my teacher manuals divided by "at the elbow"..so Math, Latin, Comp..that way I can pull that whole group or as I work with a kid, and then subjects I can check over later as they come to me.
              Katie

              2019/20 6th year with MP
              DS 15: 10th, MPOA: Latin & HS Comp II
              DD 12: 7th, MPOA: Latin, Pre-Algebra, Chreia/Maxim & Ref/Con
              DD 9: 4th using 3A
              Twin DD's 7: 1st

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                #8
                Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                Originally posted by jenniferjb View Post
                Here's the link to it on IKEA. It's cheaper now than it used to be - only $24.99. Unfortunately, the selection of colors isn't great right now.
                Michael's online has a BAZILLION colors ---- I was eyeballing the rose gold and swooning.
                Plans for 2019-20

                DD1 - 24 - College Grad and rocking her own bakery business
                DD2 - 13 - 8A Louisville HLS Cottage School and MPOA
                DS3 - 11 - 4A Louisville HLS Cottage School
                DS4 - 11 - 4A Louisville HLS Cottage School
                DD5 - 7 - MP2, Louisville HLS Cottage School
                DS6 - 5 - MP K

                [url]www.thekennedyadventures.com/all-about-our-memoria-press-homeschool[/url]

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                  #9
                  Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                  Des,
                  God bless you for asking this question! Your post gave me my "aha!" moment today.

                  I've been using (and still love) the bins from the Container Store to house the kids' books under their chairs - but when those books get thicker and more numerous with each passing year...and when the oldest now does several lessons lying flat on the couch or on her bed, I find myself carting books all over the house. The toll it's taking on my back is no joke. I am not a young woman anymore!

                  I would never have considered a rolling cart in the past because, quite frankly, I didn't need one. Perhaps that's why the idea never came to me when puzzling over what to do this year. *weary laugh*

                  My afternoon is now planned. I'm parking myself here at the kitchen table and immersing myself in the world of rolling carts. If you don't hear from me by tomorrow, come looking for me. I'd hate to take a wrong turn and become hopelessly lost in cyberspace.
                  Mary

                  DD14 - 9th core + CLRC Ancient Greek I & Latin IV + VideoText math
                  DS12 - 7th core + Novare Earth Science + CLRC HS Latin I + VideoText math
                  DD8 - SC level 2

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                    #10
                    Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                    Originally posted by DiannaKennedy View Post
                    Michael's online has a BAZILLION colors ---- I was eyeballing the rose gold and swooning.
                    This is the one my 7yo chose. It's quite lovely We also have white, aqua and smoke and another white for supplies. These carts are fabulous!
                    Katie

                    2019/20 6th year with MP
                    DS 15: 10th, MPOA: Latin & HS Comp II
                    DD 12: 7th, MPOA: Latin, Pre-Algebra, Chreia/Maxim & Ref/Con
                    DD 9: 4th using 3A
                    Twin DD's 7: 1st

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                      #11
                      Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                      Thank you all so much!
                      Des
                      3 graduates (used LC1&2, Traditional Logic)
                      G (4th grade using old MP core 3, GSWL, Strayer-Upton book 2)
                      S (9th grade Abeka US History, Abeka Themes in Literature, Henle Latin w/MP guide, Systematic Mathematics w/LOF, Anatomy and Physiology, Art of Argument)

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                        #12
                        Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                        I’m considering getting a couple of the rolling carts and have a few questions. I have hardwood floors I don’t want scratched, do the wheels roll smoothly? Could the side hold a few command hooks for hanging flashcards? Could one cart fit all of the first grade core with Teacher Manuals? Thanks for the help!
                        Joyfully, Courtney
                        DS13, DS12, DS10, DD8

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                          #13
                          Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                          Very interesting. I think I could use these too. How much does each one hold? For example, around 4th or 5th grade, would each one hold entire cores for 1 child or 2? Thanks!

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                            #14
                            Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                            Originally posted by RunnerJoy View Post
                            I’m considering getting a couple of the rolling carts and have a few questions. I have hardwood floors I don’t want scratched, do the wheels roll smoothly? Could the side hold a few command hooks for hanging flashcards? Could one cart fit all of the first grade core with Teacher Manuals? Thanks for the help!
                            The wheels roll smoothly. I have a cart for my daughter and a cart for myself. I also keep pencils, extra paper, etc on the cart. The top part is ideal for books. The cart may hold your guides and her rmaterials but it may not be easy to access. Maybe start with one and see if it works. Two has worked best for us though.
                            Katy
                            2017-2018
                            DD 8, 3A
                            DS 4, Junior Kindergartem

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                              #15
                              Re: For the sake of my sanity and our school year please

                              Originally posted by katy View Post
                              The wheels roll smoothly. I have a cart for my daughter and a cart for myself. I also keep pencils, extra paper, etc on the cart. The top part is ideal for books. The cart may hold your guides and her rmaterials but it may not be easy to access. Maybe start with one and see if it works. Two has worked best for us though.
                              Thank you, Katy! Will I see you this summer at Sodalitas?
                              Joyfully, Courtney
                              DS13, DS12, DS10, DD8

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