Back to School Tip #4: Memory Boxes. Some papers are worth holding on to 😊. On a high shelf I installed up above the homework desk you'll find a row of magazine boxes with my kids names on them. They are my spot to stash things I want to save throughout the year. They usually include a few art pieces, some writing samples, their Mother's Day cards to me, and all their printed pictures from sports and such. I'll also toss in small memorabilia from the year's events like awards, programs from their concerts, girls camp handouts and the like. When the new school year is about to start, I purge a few things and then empty the whole box into a labeled ziploc bag (I like the big, 2.5 gallon size from the dollar store) and store them in a bin in the basement.
I'm not a scrapbooker so this year I'm adding a little questionnaire to help me remember all the basics. Swipe 👈🏻to see it. You can find that fun, doodle-filled printable over on my site https://meckmom.com/products/school-memory-box-cover-sheets
I bought these blue inboxes from IKEA for a few dollars each but Target has a great selection too. It's a simple, inexpensive way to keep track of important memories without the commitment of making them perfect. #organization #backtoschool #momhacks