I love organizing. No, I reeeally love it.
Here in Texas, anyway.
So, if you’re wanting a way to get all those papers/mementos/artwork from the past school years organized,
here is how I did it (before & now).
Before, I just had a folder, labeled the outside and stuffed it full.
I keep the majority of the kids’ work throughout the year.
Then towards the end, we go through it, keeping their best or most memorable work.
I don’t keep all of it.
The problem with the folders is that some of the artwork wouldn’t fit well.
So after a search (which for me is 2-3 stores) I came across these:
Clear large envelopes just like the manilla ones with the string closure.
Purchased at Office Max~ $7.99 for a 5 pack.
I then printed a cover sheet for the school year on scrapbook paper and put it in the front of the work on the inside.
Ahh, MUCH better.
This excites me!
I probably shouldn’t admit how long I spent admiring all the folders in all their organized glory.
So I won’t.
It was a while
Then they all go to live in a paper box. I prefer paper boxes most of the time. This is why:
1. They are small, compact, not bulky.
2. They have a lid.
3. Easily stored.
I used to be an elementary school teacher so I hoarded them.
I like boxes A LOT.
It’s one of the few things I can’t seem to throw out.
I took an extra clear envelope and put all of our summer vacation keepsakes in it. It worked great since some things are oversized.
Have a wonderful week, y’all, and get organized!