Storing and saving school papers and artwork can feel overwhelming at times. As a parent, the struggles is real! This simple system is both organized, compact and portable.
I picked up these file boxes from Target, but you can find them here*. I used my Cricut Explore™* and vinyl to label the boxes for each kid. I even threw the their initial on the side to make identifying their bins easier when they are stored away. (*contain affiliate links)
Each child can store their bin in their closet or you can store all of them together in a community spot like a basement or office.
Fill with hanging files. In the hanging files I drop a folder that is labeled with their grade. If you are really on top of it you can attach a school picture to the front of the folder and tape these questionnaires on the inside for each school year.
If you aren’t that organized, don’t worry. School pictures and questionnaires are not necessary. The point is for this to make your life easier and to help control the paper clutter. No added stress needed.
Creating this filing system is a little more work up front, but once it is done it is a simple system. We save adorable art work, their writing and any school papers that might strike our fancy. Obviously you don’t keep every single school paper. This is a curated collection to represent their year.
I’m thinking about adding a sheet to each folder to write down highlights from the year as well. That way everything is in one place. With four kids, keeping up with the memory keeping is hard. I have failed in many ways, but throwing school papers in a bin and jotting down milestones here and there is doable for me.
These bins also have a top compartment. I’m thinking that might even be a fun place for keepsakes like ticket stubs and whatnot.
I personally love the idea of school papers and artwork being organized and contained to one portable bin. How do you handle school work and art projects?
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