The amount of paper that comes into a house on any given day is pretty extraordinary – especially when you’ve got kids! From finished assignments, to notes from the teacher, to incoming mail, to pictures and birthday cards, it seems overwhelming at times.
I created a system to organize my kids’ papers into memory books and it’s been a lifesaver! I only have to deal with all the papers a couple times a year, and the special ones end up getting protected and placed into a book of keepsakes.
I walk you through exactly how this system works in the video below:
Essentially, here’s the summary:
- Have a place to keep papers that require action in a “to-do” tray and papers that just need to be filed in a “to-file” tray.
- A couple times a year, take all the “to-file” papers and place them into piles based on where they need to be filed.
- Use a 3″ binder with sheet protectors for each child’s Memory Book and add their keepsake papers to that book (cutting or folding them down to 8.5″ x 11″)
- Write dates on all the papers and/or use page dividers to separate ages or years in school.
I created a FREE customizable spine label that will fit perfectly into a 3″ binder. To save you on formatting time, you can download the file and enter your child’s name and grades/ages and print!
My Memory Book Supplies
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