Let’s change gears from all the articles on accessorizing this week. Another topic at the top of everyone’s mind in early September is ‘back-to-school’. For the many of you with school age children, you’re faced with the challenge of what to do with the prodigious amount of paper and projects the little darlings bring home from school. Yes, I too kept boxes of mementos and school papers, but they’re gone now. I sent them with the kids when they moved out - now it’s up to them to keep or toss.
ORGANIZING SCHOOL PAPERS
Please don’t feel you have to keep everything! Keep a representative handmade project or two and a few samples of exceptional or funny assignments. As soon as their little backs are turned, recycle the rest. Keep the assignments in folders by year and the projects boxed or in bins so they’re not cluttering up the house. If you have a computer, scan in the projects because they’ll preserve forever and who knows what creative use you’ll find for those literary gems in the future (maybe a scrapbook page or two for those avid scrapbook readers). Embrace the goal of keeping your home clutter-free.
DISPLAY KID’S ART
Every year we wonder how to display the creations of our budding artists. Magnets on the fridge? Taped to the bedroom wall? Frame one or two for the playroom? Here are a couple of creative ways to feature the art of your children.