We have a large schoolroom, but my children are rather nomadic in their homeschool habits, so I have a "traveling" system that works rather well for us.
I'm a bucket and basket kind of gal. I got really tired of finding homeschool "aftermath" spread from the front door to the back, so each of my younger two (ages 6 and 8) are now the proud owners of their very own basket. That basket holds all their individual workbooks, writing paper, and a pencil box with their OWN set of crayons, prismacolors, scissors and glue sticks. (The aversion to sharing around here is pitiful! LOL.) At then end of the day I send them both on a search and rescue mission........ "Load up your buckets," I say, "and put them back in the cabinet!"
We have a short cabinet in our homeschool room that I really love. It has two doors on the front of it and it is quite attractive. I paid less than $100 for it on sale at Office Depot. (We actually have two of them set up like a credenza in our hs room.) The cabinet is deep and has a shelf inside. It houses both the baskets easily, plus buckets with art and science supplies and a few hs catalogs (things that aren't necessarily "pretty"). That stuff looks so much better behind closed doors than on open shelves. A piece of furniture like this would work very well as an end table or nightstand somewhere and it is very handy!
We are just starting Adventures, and are brand new to MFW. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how easy this is on me as a teacher. This last weekend I made myself a basket like my kids have! Everything I need to teach MFW is in one basket! Love it!!! Now I can sit in the kitchen or den and school with them without having to jump up and run to the school room a million times. In my basket I have........manilla files with necessary resources (such as copies of my student pages, our paint and marker cards for art), all the books we are currently using, a clip board for each child, my TM notebook, maps, a small plastic picture frame which holds our state bird and flower cards, and a little mug with pencils, red pens, a sharpie, a pair of scissors and a glue stick. This system is brand spanking new so I can only speak of the high hopes I have for it rather than tried and true results. So far it is working great, and I love having such a "portable" school system!
A friend of mine who homeschools in her kitchen uses a large, three drawer plastic cart from Target. Her supplies are in the small upper drawer, student books and workbooks are in the second (middle) drawer, and her teacher manuals are in the large bottom drawer. She wheels it out for school and then wheels it back in the corner when they are done.
What I don't have in my school room is much wall space, so our timeline and Jesus poster are both in my den, on a short wall under my kitchen counter. I like this because I can see it from the den, which is where we read aloud.
Each of my boys has a large, three ring binder. (The kind with the clear plastic front so they could decorate their own.) They also have a smaller USA notebook, which is part of Adventures. All their work gets three hole punched and put behind various dividers in these notebooks. The notebooks are too large to fit in the cabinet with the buckets, so they are kept on a shelf.
Our "book basket" time comes from a literal basket which sits by the fireplace. They are Sterilite brand and I believe I got them at WalMart. They are a hard white plastic with little holes in the sides. We have a few pretty wicker baskets with fabric liners (our book basket is one of them) but they don't hold up as well when drug, slung, stepped in or on........... and whatever else it is that small boys do with baskets. :) They do not have lids, which is good, because sometimes books stick up too far. I pull books from our personal library, as well as check out library books and videos from the recommended reading list in my TM for this basket.
I also have a painting bucket. It is a plastic shoebox with all the supplies in it we need for our art curriculum, I Can Do All Things. I have a set of brushes for each boy, two plastic paint trays, four bottles of acryllic colors, a sleeve of dixie cups for water and a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth (A MUST) that I got for $1 from Walmart in that bucket. I find that having those supplies all in one place makes it more likely to make art a part of our day.
It is always fun to see how other homeschools tick.