School Work Solutions
The kids have only been in school a little over a month and you are probably already inundated with piles of papers- homework, announcements, agendas and of course, all of their cherished artwork that you just can't part with.
If you are lucky enough to have a child that actually cleans his/her backpack out and dumps everything on your kitchen counters, congratulations... I never did! Most of us have to sit down with our kids and help them go through their backpacks to decipher the plethora of papers. Add on the sports ribbons, trophies and awards and your home can be overrun with stuff!
So what do I do with all of it???? Here are my Smart Organizing Solutionsto help with this overwhelming task.
Here's my most important tip- don't feel guilty about throwing some of it away! Admit it- not every drawing or project is a timeless treasure.
Take time each day or week to sit with your child and decide together what should be kept. Don't let things pile up so it becomes an overly time-consuming or paralyzing job.
Ask yourself will keeping this for years to come bring me joy or will it be a burden? Will anyone ever take time to look at it again? Later in life, will you be foisting multiple boxes of paperwork on your kids for them to store?
Limit yourself and your child to keep things that are truly worth saving- items that have special meaning and reflect your child's unique personality and growth.
Once you have decided on the keepers, these are my favorite SOS to best preserve or showcase their memories.