Binding Digital Curriculum

One of my BEST homeschool purchases ever was the binding machine I bought last year. Yes, I have been homeschooling for over 10 years and I just broke down and bought a binding machine last year. I could kick myself for that. It has been a game changer for me and has really helped me organize and USE the digital curriculum I purchase for my kids!

Homeschool Mom Must Have Binding Machine

In the past I have used three ring binders but they just take up so much space. This is our first year using mostly bound workbooks that I have printed out myself and it has been great.

I HIGHLY recommend homeschool moms own three key products:

1 – HP Printer that is compatible with Instant Ink {or another cost-effective method to print full color at home for ease and simplicity.

2 – Laminating Machine – especially for the early childhood years!

3 – Binding Machine!!! This is a new must-have addition but one I wish knew years ago.

I thought I had to spend a ton of money to get a good binding machine, but I took a chance on a machine on Amazon that was less than $60 and a year later {and tons of bound books} it is still fabulous!

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This is the machine I bought:

I bought several sizes of binding combs and also clear sheets for the front and back of each book.

The Build Your Bundle Homeschool sale is a time of year when I acquire all sorts of new digital curriculum. I have found that if I decide what I want to use ASAP and get it printed and bound, I will use it! In the past I have been guilty of letting digital curriculum sit on my computer – forgetting it was there.

This year I made some awesome BYB purchases {you can see them all here}, and I have already printed and bound several books to use.

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Shown above:

Solar System Bundle {value $30} find it in Elementary #2 or add to Build Your Own Premium of 5 for $39.

Character Copywork {value $10} find it in Charlotte Mason or add to Build Your Own Basic of 5 for $25 or 10 for $39

The Ultimate Math Cheat Sheets {value $ 15} find it in Elementary #2 or add it to Build Your Own Basic of 5 for $25 or 10 for $39

To Every Nation {value $25} find it in Character or add it to Build Your Own Premium of 5 for $39.

Peek inside of each of those {since I know all homeschool moms want to see what the pages look like!!!}

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My kids have loved their bound books, the fact that they can be folded over to write in is a favorite feature. They are also easier to carry around the house and take up less space.

If you are planning to purchase from the Build your Bundle {or you already have}, a binding machine is definitely worth looking into. What good is a bunch of digital curriculum sitting on your computer not being used? I am a huge fan of NOT WASTING MONEY, I bet you are too!

Not sure what would be best for you?

See my Helping You Build YOUR Bundle post here, my Homeschooling Kindergarten with BYB post here and a LIVE video on Facebook here sharing more of my thoughts about how to best utilize this sale to your benefit!

BYB 2018 Intro Post BYB 2018 Kindergarten Favorites FB Live