How To Store Kid’s School Papers

I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

How To Store Kid's School Papers | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

How to store my kids’ school papers had been on my to-do list for years. One spring, I took them ALL and miraculously made these binders in ONE girl’s night out at Archivers.

D Ring Binders | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

The first step was to buy 2 D-ring binders. These are 1.5 inches thick. Then, I scoured the store for stable girl and boy scrapbook paper for the covers. I LOVE how this locker paper looks cut up and put in the ends!

Page Protectors | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

Next, I added 100 page protector sheets to each album and started sorting and filing in chronological order. My kiddos were going into 6th and 8th grades, so I had a lot to sort!

Artwork & Memorabilia | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

I love that I could slide in everything from handprints to cheer “letters.”

Laminated Memorabilia | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

The laminated pieces I just 3 hole punched and inserted.

Odd Shaped Books | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

Odd shaped books work just fine in page protectors. I was ashamed at how many of these cute stories I hadn’t even read in the hustle and bustle of life. I need to slow down. 🙂

Artwork & Awards | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

I was able to add the award ribbons in the same sleeves as the artwork without damage.

Tin Etchings | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

These cool smaller tin etchings fit into sleeves as well.

Drawings At Home | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

Kids’ drawings done at home were also added to the book.

CD's & DVD's | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

End of the year CD’s and DVD’s also slid right into place.

How To Store Kid's School Papers | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

So there you have it. 6 and 8 years of school memories sorted and organized in one night for about $30. My kids LOVE them! It was so cool to bring my 13 year old son home an album of his work and watch him flip page by page through the album 3 TIMES IN A ROW, while talking to me about each piece!

How To Store Kid's School Papers | I am often asked how to store kid's school papers. I finally blocked out the time and sorted ALL my kid's school papers into binders. Come check it out!

Not only was this big pile gone, I gained precious time with both my kiddos in the process!

Here is another post I wrote about How to decide what school papers to keep.

Comments

  1. Julia says

    I take digital pictures of the artwork & store them on Artsonia along side the pictures that the school takes. Easy to do & share with family members.

  2. Julia says

    I have the kids go thru their papers about once a month & put the ones they want to keep in a binder. They have one binder for each grade.

  3. says

    I did something similar when my son was in preK, but I made a digital scrapbook. I spent an evening scanning in all of his work, and then a second evening laying everything out in the digital software that I use. I LOVE the results, and this allowed me to get rid of 99% of the paperwork (I only kept 3-4 things that were sentimental).

    • says

      Michele – They are 2 inches thick and have a D ring in them. I buy the Avery brand and they are usually $8-10. I can find them at any office supply store or Walmart. 🙂

  4. Erin says

    Love it! You make it sound so easy and not over whelming!! What about the class and school photo? Report cards?Do these go in as well?

    • says

      Hi Erin-

      I put school photos in a traditional photo album – because I am a scrapbooker, but yes you could! I would suggest putting it all in binders because:
      1. It is easy
      2. It is not expensive
      3. It’s DONE!!!

      Then if you want to pull out report cards or school photos later you know where they all are and everything says in great condition.

  5. Davina says

    I have years of school papers for my 13 yr. old son. I need to go through them and make these binders. They sound like a great idea! I was thinking maybe I could make one for preschool and Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd, 3rd-5th, 6th-8th, etc. Thanks for the wonderful idea! That’s the kind of paper I have the most of that needs organizing. (I am hoping he can help me decide what to save and what to toss)! Thanks again.

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