Do you have a hard time knowing what to do with the best of your child's artwork at the end of the school year? Do you ever wonder how to keep up with the writing samples of those very first alphabet letters that made your heart melt when your child was in Kindergarten? Or perhaps, you have a high school senior that hands you a bottle of red dirt from the baseball field of his very last high school baseball game to play (yep, that really happened to me this year). This is the best solution I have seen around to keep up with those treasures.
My fellow professional organizer and friend, Emily Lowry, of Organizing with Emily, created this system, and she gave me permission to share the "how to" with you!
Step 1: Make a label for each folder. This can be handwritten or created with a label maker.
Step 2: Place the labels on the hanging folders and put them in your file box.
Step 3: Choose your paper design and your sticker letters. Carefully place the name using the sticker letters in the center of the paper.
Step 4: Use double sided tape, and stick the name plate on the inside of the file box.
Step 5: Fill 'er up! Now you have a place to put those cute writing samples and any awards or certificates your child has won. You have a home for the report cards and priceless artwork.
And right there in the Gatorade bottle is that baseball diamond red dirt! Gotta love it!
These are truly treasure boxes that hold just enough (not too much, not too little) to reminisce for years to come.
P.S. Take a look at this sweet picture of a client and her daughter who came to a photo and memorabilia organizing workshop. We had a blast! We put dozens of birthday cards she received in her memorabilia box along with artwork and awards. You rock Marleigh!
Contact me for more information on photo or memorabilia organizing workshops.
Hey there! I'm Suzanne Lindsey. I'm just a Jesus girl who is having a blast helping people simplify and declutter.