Home Organization: Schoolwork, Artwork, and Keepsakes | Parents

Home Organization: Schoolwork, Artwork, and Keepsakes | Parents


From finger-painted masterpieces to science
projects, paper can pile up quickly in your family’s home, so make sure your stack of
papers is not as tall as your children, try these organizing tricks to curate your collection.
You should keep anything that speaks to who your child is at a particular age, so you
should keep creative writing, journals, diaries. Or if your child goes through a stage of drawing
princesses every day, save one picture of a princess, but that’s it. So, here’s what
you should toss, homework, spelling tests, worksheets. Even if that spelling test has
an A plus, plus and three smiley faces on it, you don’t need to save it. You don’t need
to save a medal that everybody on the team got. You don’t need to save unflattering pictures
or pictures that don’t mean anything to you. What do you do when your child comes home
with a large three-dimensional project that you just don’t have the room to store? Take
a picture and create a digital gallery. That way, the memory is preserved, but you don’t
need to waste space in your house with the clutter. A simple system to store sentimental
items is by obtaining document boxes. One for each two to three years of school. That
way, not only do you have a guide as to how much is appropriate to save, but when your
child moves out of your home you can hand them all their boxes and they can take it
with them. So, even though sometimes it’s difficult to decide what to keep and what
to toss. Trust me, you only need a few special pieces to remember these very precious feelings.

Dereck Turner

1 thought on “Home Organization: Schoolwork, Artwork, and Keepsakes | Parents

  1. CloudMom says:

    Lovely tips! Thanks! 

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