February Paper Series-Quick idea for school paperwork

Vacavilleorganizer.com: Week Two of Office/Paper Series: Almost every client with children has the issue of what to do with ALL of the treasures that come home on a daily basis. I actually think the school photos, important notes, compositions, artwork, returned homework, awards and report cards multiply like rabbits at my house! I love this idea for the following reasons: IT IS MAINTAINABLE, preserves the items, portable for moving, stores like a breeze and can change as your time permits. Choose a stury, well-made plastic box with a tightly fitting lid. Put each child’s name on the outside of his/her designated box and place the box somewhere that is easily accessible. (I love the photo examples included from Destination Domestication and A Bowl Full of Lemons.) Pick out the papers, art, awards, photos and grade reports that you intend on keeping and place them in the box on a weekly basis. That’s it. It’s fabulous. As each summer rolls around, you may want to go through the box and weed out those pieces that aren’t the best representations of that school year and any duplicates. The box also allows you to further break down their school years with files and tabs for each year/milestone. The thing that most appeals to me about this simple system is that it gives you options. If you only have the time and energy to get their papers into the designated boxes-that’s fabulous. If you want to break it down by year and begin to set up files-you rock. If you want to use these memory boxes as the organized starting point for a digital scrapbook or Project Life book-you are a super star. The papers are preserved and can easily be referenced with little money or time invested.If you have boxes full of school work and memories that need a system, maybe a professional organizer can help. February is office space promotion month at Vacaville Organizer and all packages are 50% off if booked before 2/28/14. Happy organizing!

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