Today's Lesson: Storing Old Schoolwork

Today's Lesson: Storing Old Schoolwork

Richard Popovic
Aug 17, 2011

Every parent knows schoolwork and art projects can accumulate at an alarming rate, and the more sentimental among us have a difficult time discarding the smallest bit of paper that reminds us of our little scholar or artist. The task of organizing all of those spelling tests, impressionist landscape paintings and science fair projects is an easy one to keep putting off until another day, and before you know it another school year is behind you and another pile of paper is tottering above you. But have no fear, here are a few A+ tips on how to keep all of that schoolwork organized.

• Before you get started, read this bit of tough love from Peter Walsh at momready.

• There is a video over at Real Simple detailing an easy solution using plastic storage bins.

Martha Stewart has a couple of good ideas for storing artwork, including using mailing tubes for large pieces and turning multiple smaller pieces into a collage.

• The gold star definitely goes to Jen at IHeart Organizing, an organizer extraordinaire who has designed a good-looking hanging file system (pictured above) that will handle your child's K-8 career. Her site includes free downloads of labels and coversheets for your folders and plenty of photos for inspiration.

(Image: Jen at IHeart Organizing)

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