You have a year (or more) of your child’s homework, art work and photos. Your kids have worked hard and it is a challenge to let go of what seems like an overwhelming quantity of art, papers, and work. This is a great time to evaluate what to keep and what to let go. Kid art may not seem like a tiny area, but making this a manageable one hour project will help you move forward.
- Start by defining what you know to be precious to you. Is it a hand print? Is it the first 100 on a paper? If you know what you find more important, then it is easier to make a decision.
- Define what quantity of precious items you want and also where you will store the items. Kids keepsakes can be stored at the top of their closets, marked in a box by year.
- Eliminate the “junk” now by recycling the paper, but be sure it is not where your child can see it.
- Take pictures of the art work, especially any with food items, and create a digital scrapbook of the year’s artwork.
- Separate out the year’s school and athletic photos. Use clear slip in pages and keep the baseball, school, and other 8 by 10 photos in this notebook.
- Have fun with this tiny area! Ask your child to pull 10 items that they love!
- Be sure to label the year, and the school year.
I would love to learn how your art tackling is coming!