I’m not yet qualified for Hoarders on A&E but I do tend to be a pack rat. Especially when it comes to things my kids have made. I love to save them. My problem lies in not knowing what to do with them when I get them so I just pile them up on a desk.
However, I did get an idea from a friend to do with the projects that are special and that I want to keep ~ Mother’s Day cards, hand and foot prints, notes, things like that. I bought some 8×11″ scrapbooks on sale and I let the kids pick out the style. Monkey chose blue and Little Man chose baseball, even though he’s never played the sport.
So I started sorting and adding to the books.
This works out nicely because I can close the book and put it on a shelf. No more pile of papers. The downside of this is that many of the projects that were made don’t fit in an 8×11 scrapbook.
So, I still have piles. Yuck.