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! | Organize 365

How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

How to store my kids’ school papers has been on my to-do list for years. This spring, I took them ALL and miraculously made these binders in ONE girl’s night out at Achievers.How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

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!

How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

Next I added 100 page protector sheets to each album and started sorting and filing in chronological order. My kiddos are going into 6th and 8th grades, so I had a lot to sort!How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

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

How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

The laminated pieces I just 3 hole punched and inserted.
How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

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. :)How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

I was able to add the award ribbons in the same sleeves as the artwork without damage.How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

These cool smaller tin etchings fit into sleeves as well.How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

Kids’ drawings done at home were also added to the book.
How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

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

How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

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 is so cool to bring your 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 you about each piece. How To Store Kid's School Papers | Organize 365

Not only is 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. :)

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