My daughter brings home massive amounts of papers each week from school. I don’t keep everything, but it’s amazing how it all still piles up! Her handwriting is so adorable right now, so I end up storing lots of those sweet papers where she is learning to formulate sentences and describing things that she enjoys doing right now. I also just love and cherish the cute little books, paintings, and other creations that she makes in art class, and I would never throw those away.
So…what to do with all of it?
Well, here’s a simple, yet pure genius solution that I found on Pinterest. Why didn’t I think of this?
I grabbed some plastic organizers from Office Depot. I couldn’t resist the hot pink one for my daughter. Lucky for me, the store was going out of business and I got both of these puppies for $8! Bargain! I also bought some colored folders…enough for each year of school, including the pre-school years (ages 0-4). I’ll probably end up needing more folders…especially for the beginning school years.
Then I labeled the plastic bins (with my Silhouette cutter) and folders, stuck the papers in and bam! It’s organized!
Now we have a place for all those fun things that she brings home from school over the years. It’s a perfect place to keep her school pictures and awards too!
I made one for my son also. Even though he’s not in school yet, he still produces lots of masterpieces that I want to keep for posterity’s sake. 🙂
How do you organize your kids’ paperwork and precious creations?I’d love to hear what works for you.