One of the biggest expenses you will see as a homeschooler is the cost of curriculum and manipulatives. In my county you can find a great option.
I know that not all counties will have this option. However, it wouldn’t hurt to call your school district and ask if they have one.
The schools in our area send all of the outdated curriculum, books, and manipulatives to the warehouse. This warehouse is free for homeschoolers and teachers to come take resources from. Let me take you on a short tour.
This warehouse is in the middle of a cow field in the middle of nowhere. Don’t let the location bother you though. The gentleman who works here is incredibly kind and helpful.
Everything is organized by grade level and topic. You will still need to dig a bit.
There is no telling what you will find there. I have found different things every time I go.
This whole section is filled with books from the libraries. I found some incredible books here for my children.
Something to keep in mind
Please only take what you need. There are many homeschool families who use this warehouse. Take what you need and leave some for others. This warehouse gets new stuff constantly. There is no need to hoard when you go.