This January I’m excited to be doing this series called “From Perfection to Reality”. I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets discouraged looking at pictures in organizing magazines or on organizing blogs, because I know my space isn’t perfect. So this month I am touring some of my friends’ houses to show you how other moms organize their spaces, in real life.
The first stop is one of my friends houses who has three little girls, two school age. With having two school age girls there comes a lot of papers and school work. So today she is going to give us her tips on organizing school work and how she keeps her daughters’ school work clutter-free! To organize all her daughter’s papers she used these school memories organizers. (NOTE: these boxes were discontinued but there are lots of great alternative options on Amazon, like these ones).
These simple cardboard boxes are a great way to organize kids’ school work because they are large enough to hold all sorts of papers and projects. Each box is a few inches tall so she made each box hold 2 grades worth of papers, which means each girl will have 3 boxes to get them through middle school: Kindergarten/1st grade, 2nd/3rd grade and 4th/5th grade.
She used a label maker to mark each grade/student. There is also a place to keep track of their teachers, which can be filled out in the years to come.
Once she added her daughters’ school work to the boxes she closed them up and placed them in the girls’ closet for easy storage and quick access. When there are more papers to be added she can easily pull the box down, by the handle, add the papers, and then slide it back up into the closet.
They fit perfectly on the closet shelf and will provide years and years of easy organization for her daughters’ school work.
I’m curious to hear how you organize your children’s school work! If you want to see how I organized my daughter’s school work with Magazine holders, click HERE.
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