If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to get more organized, well, here's an idea.
If there is one thing I’m not it’s a pack rat. I see no point on holding onto everything and the few things I hold onto always have a place! That’s how I felt until my oldest started school. It started in preschool last year. Project after project would come home in his backpack. I couldn’t just turn around and toss it in the garbage. Believe me I tried once and it broke his little heart when he opened the door and saw his hard work sitting on top of the garbage can.
I hold onto all of his arts and crafts and handwriting practice sheets for ONE month. He has a file in the filing cabinet to keep papers and one cabinet (above his locker) to keep art projects. At then end of the month I lay it all out on the counter and let him pick his favorites or the ones he has done the best work on. Then….I TAKE A PICTURE! Pictures are so much easier to store than all that paper!
Here is one picture I took of his animals from preschool.
They did zoo phonics in so every week he came home with a new animal. Ally the Alligator, Bubba the bear, Catina the Cat (don’t know what happened to her!), Dee Dee the dear, Ellie the Elephant. Another other projects that I just can’t part with I put in a Sterilite storage bin in our storage room.