For years I have been keeping cute stuff my kiddos make and just putting them in a drawer hear or a box there. But at the begging of this school year I happened to have a couple of folders sitting on the counter that were sent home from
One folder was the instructions on my room mom duties. The other folder was contained a few achievements my big girl had earned the year before but the school just now sent home.
So of course being a busy mom, the folders stayed on the counter for weeks. Then one day my little kiddo came home with a pile of art work and I cringed. I started to scan my memory trying to figure out where I would store yet another years worth of cut kiddo stuff.
Then it hit me! The folders! I will be a good mommy and put stuff for each kid in their own folder that had already been labeled with either their teachers name or the kiddos name. Easy right!? Well yeah, their schools practically put the papers in the folders for me.
Then I had one more task to handle before I would be confident this folder idea would work. I had to convince my youngest kiddo that I could only keep the most special pieces of art she brought home....because...wellllll....look the folder is special and can only hold so much of her artistry.
Thankfully it didn't take much to convince her, just a hug and a chocolate bar. Wait let me be specific, it was a mini fun size chocolate snickers bar. Wouldn't want the health natzi's on my case for giving my kindergarten kiddo a full size candy bar, which I have done in the past, once or twice.
So, even though the school happened to provide these folders this year, I've decided that I will buy a couple of extra folders when buying their school supplies for next year and label them and then....leave them on the counter all school year long. Or if you're more organized than me, you can have those folders in a drawer some where close by so you can just slip in all of those special paper memories, and not be tempted to leave it out to create another unsightly pile of paperwork clutter.
Anyway, so below are a couple of pictures of my newest accomplishment. I hope you give it a try, then come back and tell me how it went.