You know how kids come home with a million pieces of paper to show you and then it's always more stuff than you have space for in their baby books? Well, this is a serious problem in my house and something I had been striving to conquer for some time now. Over a year ago, I had seen a pin on Pinterest of a file storage organizer case for each child, that is sorted by school year, from grades Pre-School to 12th grade. You keep only the most essential items in order to avoid overstuffing the organizer with unnecessary paperwork. I got the free printable label templates from Kierste over at Simply Kierste. She has templates in color schemes for both boys and girls, and printing them is SUPER easy! Then I bought two file organizers at WalMart for under $10, the hanging file folders (24 ct) were $8 and the manila folders were $8 for 50 folders. This is quite a steal
With Kelly's inspiration of organizing her son's milestones, I managed to simultaneously organize an organizer for my sons' special things, while at the same time completing a personal milestone and FINALLY getting organized. As a mom, I feel that I am the personal memory keeper of the household. Unless I make an effort in retaining all these memories in a clear and organized manner, my kids will not have all of these things to remind them of their childhood and to show their kids. Now, if only I could tackle the photo organization issue on my computer I'd complete a MAJOR milestone. That task is next! For now, I'll continue working on filling these beauties!
*I was provided compensation as a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam, however, all opinions are my own.*