I imagine all the mamas of school-aged kids would be nodding their heads in agreement when I say the amount of work that comes home from your child's school-life can be a little overwhelming! But it's also difficult to actually decide what to keep, and what to get rid of, when it comes to your child's wonderful creations.
When my 6 year old son (who has just started school this year) comes home with a new certificate, piece of writing, drawing, or painting, I feel incredibly proud of him, and he is so proud of himself. And that is something to be celebrated in life, right?! Which is why we have an art display in both our kids' rooms, and a cork-board for their certificates and awards.
However, I also knew that with each new keepsake that entered our home, I really needed to create some sort of streamlined system for sorting and storing it all. Something that would keep the paper piles at bay, while preserving the special memories, report cards, work, and achievements collected throughout the school years.
And that is how I decided that a School Memory Box was a must in our home! It's a system that I am already loving - both for the ease of setting it up, and maintaining it... as long as you keep the word 'streamlined' in mind!
There are a few parts to this fantastic paperwork system that I'm excited to share with you in today's episode, but most importantly, I want you to get your hands on today's awesome freebie!
I'm giving away some bright and colourful templates for you to use when setting up a School Memory Box for your own child (which I go through in detail in today's video). There are 2 different colourful designs to choose from - all you have to do is download, print and fill in the year at the top, and you'll be good to go!
>> Do me a favour and download your freebie by clicking on the button below...
Here are my 5 simple steps for creating a school memory box. I hope it inspires you to create this system for your own kids!
- 3 guaranteed ways to stay on top of kids' papers
- A behind-the-scenes look at our sensational command centre
- Organising and storing children's artwork
- Our kids' artwork displays in their room: my son and my daughter
- 32 creative ways for displaying your child's artwork
Let's keep the conversation going...
I'd love to hear from you in the comments below:
How do you organise your kids' schoolwork and special memories? Do you have a set system for storing it all?
UPDATE: My new program 'Making Your Paper Work' has just been released, and is open for enrollment for a limited time only. This program is designed to help you sort through that pesky paperwork once and for all!
I’ll walk you through the steps for creating great paperwork systems for your household and your family so you can feel more in control of the paperwork, rather than letting it control you.