Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Organizing School Art and Paperwork

Hey friends!  This is going to be a quick little blog post for ya today!  I have been doing some cleaning/organizing and man it feels good!  It always takes me a bit to get motivated, but I'm so happy when I finally dive into it.  Now that the school year is back in full swing, the papers are rolling in on the daily.

Organize school and art paperwork the easy way!  Midwestern Mama

I thought I'd share how I organize the boys' schoolwork and art because if you are like me, it just piles up, has no sense of order and has a way of taking over my kitchen countertop.  I finally took the time to sort through it, toss the ones I didn't feel were worthy of keeping, and organize the ones I did want to keep.

Organize school and art paperwork the easy way!  Midwestern Mama

I purchased these plastic file organizer totes from Walmart (linking a similar one HERE) and designated a hanging file folder for each year.  You could use however many folders you need if one is not enough to hold all of your keepsakes.  I am able to organize the paperwork chronologically and it's stored neatly.  For those larger art projects, I have a large tupperware container for each boy.  But, I try to stick as much as possible in these file folders because it keeps all of the papers nice and tidy.  Personally, I try to pitch as much as possible and just keep the things I think they will like to look back on.  I keep a few of the math worksheets to have something to compare to as the years progress, but I mostly keep the artwork and the save-worthy writing papers.

What do you do with your kid's school papers?  Do you keep everything they ever wrote, or do you pitch all but the cute stuff?

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