End of The School Year – Books/Models/Artwork
Now this year is a little different as most children have been studying from home for the last 100+ days. We’ve had 13 x six week projects to complete. Lots of artwork and a few models to make too. The big bonus this year is that you will reclaim valuable space in your home as your sort and clear away the home schooling projects and school materials.
Here are my top tips to taming the school book/artwork mountain:
1. MAKE TIME: to sort through the things that your children have produced at home during lock down or brought home from school if they returned to school for the last few weeks. You’ll feel so relieved that you sorted this at the start of the holidays rather than having to sort it at the August, at the same time as planning everything for the return to school in September.
2. MEMORY BOXES: if you don’t currently have somewhere to store your children’s’ artwork and memory items I would highly recommend that you purchase a large clear box per child which you can use to store selected items from each year. This box should be large enough to store items from 0-16 years.
3. BE SELECTIVE: As much as its tempting to keep everything I would recommend that you only keep selected books and artwork. I usually recommend that my clients keep the things that reflect their child’s personality and point of view. Your child probably wont want to see their writing practice books again when they are 18.. For bulky items you can keep a photo record. In regard to artwork I recommend reviewing each piece and deciding which are truly keepers and those that were simply fun to do at the time.
If you find it overwhelming to sort the mountain of things that come home at the end of the school year or need support setting up a system to organise children’s memory items I’d love to hear from you.
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Lets keep organising!