Papers, Papers, EVERYWHERE!!!

>> Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ok so to say that my house is so messy that I can't find the furniture is an understatement right now!  I had a hard time trying to keep up with the house while I was working full time, then I added school on top of it and I forgot what housework was...Now that I am not working and not in school, the mess is still here, and I swear every time I tackle it for an hour or so I only anger it. 

One of our biggest sources of clutter of the paper kind are Princess K's school papers.  She is finishing up her second year of school, and I have kept about 95% of ALL of her papers that have been sent home!!  It may only be me, but I feel horrible throwing part of her school career in the trashcan.  The problem with this is that we have never established a set place to put these papers, and I haven't really put the ones from last year anywhere other than in a pile. 

In retrospect, I should have written the date on the papers, so you could see her improvement, but of course I thought of that 2 days before school is out.  How long do you keep your kids' school papers and projects, and how do you store them??  I have heard of people scanning them, which is an awesome idea, but that takes LOTS of time, and is it really the same thing??  part of the sentimental value is to be able to pull them out when they are crazy teens and hold them...remembering the handwriting, and the days when they were young and innocent... *sigh*


Unknown June 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

Hi! Following you from BlogFrog.

Have you thought about taking pictures of her papers and then storing them on CDs? You can dump most of the papers then and have a wonderful catalog of her work.

I had to do this with my grandson's art. And he's only 2-1/2!

Pam June 3, 2010 at 7:42 PM  

My "kids" are 26 and 30 and I STILL have a lot of their school projects....I honestly just kept the really special or sentimental ones. Of course, this was before everyone started scanning. But, yes, she's still young, so do yourself a favor and write the date on the back as soon as she brings the paper through your front door. You'll be glad you did!

linds. June 3, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

i'm a new following from blog hop friday!

my son (3 years old) is in speech and every week his teacher leaves a "progress" report. he has a TON of those papers. i got a little binder and put them in there so everything can stay in one place. it's pretty handy!!



Jules June 5, 2010 at 12:23 AM  

Thanks for all of the suggestions and support LOL Keep them coming! The sad part is that I will probably save EVERY little piece of paper that comes through the door, and a few years down the line I will get completely frustrated with moving them around all the time and throw half of them out on a whim...LOL

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