Get Organized :: School Memory Box

The amount of papers that come home weekly from my school-aged children is crazy. Tests, homework and ALL the artwork tends to sadly collect dust on our family desk in our house. There have also been a few times when we try to find papers and they are shuffled in the stack of stuff! There has to be a solution to all of this, right?

That is when I did a quick search online for school organizations and papers. The solution that caught my attention the most is the School Memory Box. This consists of a plastic storage container and file folders, simple enough right? It was time to get organized and find a filing system that works for me.

So who is ready to get organized this school year?

What supplies you will need::

– File Tote
– Hanging File Folders
– Vinyl lettering (optional)

Begin by labeling the folders. The ideas are endless on how you want to organize your School Memory Box. What currently works for my son’s box is art projects, homework, test grades, and certificates/awards. My plan eventually is to then at the end of the school year sort through all the folders and combine all the documents into one folder and label them first grade. If I keep up with this, I would hopefully continue this project throughout the years and have a pretty sweet keepsake!

Ideas on categories, these are truly customizable ::

– Preschool
– Kindergarten – Senior year (one folder each)
– Awards/Certificates
– School Pictures

After you make the labels for your folders, you can then put them in your respected order in the file tote. I then decided to use my Cricut and made a design for my son’s box. If you don’t have a Cricut, get creative! You can print out the paper and put it in front of your box, or you can also use paint markers.

So before you start drowning in all of the adorable artwork, get organized! I love going through my old school pictures and report cards from my childhood. My mom and I still giggle over all the stuff she saved for me over the years and now I like to show it to my children. It will be so awesome to hand over this School Memory Box many years down the road to my son.

How do you stay organized with all of the school paperwork?

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Mary is a caffeine addicted boy mom to Noah, Liam and Luke. This “stay at home” mom can typically been found cruising in her minivan, jamming to Beyonce with a Starbucks in hand on her way to carpool or after school activities. Mary has been married to her high school sweetheart since 2007. She is a founder of Delivering Hope NOLA and the Vanessa Wolff Scholarship Fund at her Alma Mater. Mary is passionate in the local preemie community and has been heavily involved with the March of Dimes since her sons Liam and Luke were born premature.

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