Organizing Ideas for the Weekend #2 | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Organizing Ideas for the Weekend #2

Friday, September 28, 2012

Organizing Ideas for the Weekend #2

Time for another quick organizing tip!  This one comes courtesy of The Frugal Girls.

I'm working my way through several years of my kids' artwork, schoolwork, and memorabilia to purge as much as possible and organize what I decide to keep.  It's SO tough throwing things out that your kids made!  So when I came across this tip I knew it would help me moving forward.

Jenny suggests taking a picture of your child holding his or her precious artwork and then you can keep the picture (and the memory of the child at the age it was created).  These pictures then take up a small space on your computer's hard drive or or a data stick, rather than bins or boxes of papers in a basement or attic or garage.  And you connect the items with the memory of how proud your child was and how cute he or she was at that age :)

This will be a big help moving forward!  Thanks for the great idea Jenny!

As for the bins and piles from the last few years, I think I'll just take pictures of a bunch of the creations and that should {hopefully!} make it a little easier to get rid of them.

If you have things that have already started to pile up this fall, take some time this weekend to take pictures of your kids with their work.  Then you can go through their old things and decide what you want to keep and what you want to take pictures of and throw away.

I won't be tackling those bins and piles of artwork and memorabilia this weekend because we're going away but I will definitely continue working through them soon.

What do you do with your kids' creations and work and memories?  Am I the only one that has a hard time parting with them?   Do you have any tips for making it easier to discard these items?  I look forward to reading your ideas and suggestions in the comments!

Happy organizing and have a great weekend!

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