Welcome to the hands-on learning series by Stef Layton, where she answers questions she’s received about tactile learners. Do you have a hands-on learner? These posts will give you great insight, advice, and practical application tips. Enjoy! Stacy asked, “You must have so much stuff to do all the hands-on activities. Do you have a big homeschool room? How are you storing all the hands-on stuff?” I would love to have our own homeschool room complete with library and resource center. But we live in a small house. We had to rearrange the use of typical rooms in order to have “homeschool space”. The original dining room is used as an office, we eat at a four person table near the kitchen, and use the originally designed “family / open room” as our homeschool area. Which all means … I have one bookshelf for homeschool stuff. I have had to learn to like simple. Since I do not have the house space to store “stuff” I need to re-use what I can store. Instead of 52 different colored paints I usually only buy 4 colors. Blue, yellow, red, and white make the colors my boys need. Besides, mixing your own shade of green is far more fun. Since I do not have the space to buy more stuff, more stuff is saved to be used again later.