Organizing paper is tough and organizing school papers is often one of the worst offenders. Gosh those cute little darlings of ours bring home a lot of stuff don’t they from crafts and other art projects with the younger ones to journals and essays with the older ones. We can’t possibly keep it all that is for sure but it is nice to keep some of the special items for them to look at when they get older.
The other day I ran across another neat idea that two other ladies use to organize their kid’s school papers. I emailed them both to ask if I could share it with you today. I like to provide you with options when it comes to these things and to demonstrate that there are all sorts of ways for organizing any one thing. Only you can decide what will work for your family.
Both Becca, of Blue Cricket Design, and Steph, of Somewhat Simple, (both awesome blogs by the way!) use the storage crate method for storing and organizing special school papers and I think it’s just terrific.
Here are a couple of pictures of Becca’s system:
As you can see the hanging file folders fit so nicely inside and she has a folder for each grade. It would be so easy to drop papers in as necessary.
One of the nicest things about this idea is the stackability and space saving factor as shown on Steph’s post and in her picture below:
These could easily tuck inside a closet when not in use. Be sure to read both of their posts (as linked above) for more information on where to get the crates and for creating fun title pages.
Thanks to both ladies for sharing their projects with us. Very creative and definitely Storage Star worthy that is for sure!