If you are like me, I’m always looking for a better way to organize the kids’ piles of school memorabilia.
I got a phone call the other day from my Step-mom and she told me that, since my dad sold his business, the stuff we had stored in the building needed to be moved too.
Since she lives on the mainland and I’m in Hawaii, this wasn’t going to be an easy project. She started out by sending me pictures of some of the items she found to see what I still wanted or what could be tossed.
She found my old prom corsages, my swing choir dresses, yearbooks and a bunch of other fun stuff. However, seeing all of these items made me realize I really didn’t need all of this stuff. Most of it can be found in pictures and are permanently preserved in my mind.
With my kids being young and just starting school, I wanted to prevent he overload of memorabilia and start this storage off right.
I needed a system to keep everything all in one place and to take up as little space as possible.
We are a military family and we move a lot. And, to be honest, I don’t want to end up with a ton of the kids’ stuff when they move out someday.
I found these plastic file boxes and folders and thought they would work perfectly!
All I had to do, was simply label the folders with each school year.
Since we move a lot with the military, I also placed a folder inside each school grade folder and labeled it with the school name and what state we lived in.
There is also enough room in the file box for us to put a few special bulky items like their favorite baby stuffed animal and blanket.
I’m so happy with how this turned out and for how easy it is to read.
Now, as they bring home a report card or we get extra school photos, I can just slip it in the correct folder rather than let it all pile up around the house!
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