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Sep 10 2017
3 months ago
8:58 AM MST

The BEST Way to Organize School Papers + FREE Printable Labels & Cover Sheets

Sep 10, 2017 @ 8:58 AM MST
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Looking for a smart way to organize your child’s school papers and memories? 📚🤓

Storing keepsake papers, awards, report cards, artwork, etc can become overwhelming as a parent. Ideally you’d like to keep everything, but realistically that’s probably not possible.

I’d like to say I’m an organized person, but in all honestly, I’ve always struggled with paper clutter and what to do with my children’s “stuff”. For instance, I had papers stashed in my office, the kitchen, their rooms, and even the garage. With that said, I’m working on this organizing project to get myself motivated to identify the BEST pieces to hold onto, and so far it’s working!

This easy filing system of keeping only the very best memories of each school year, and storing them all together in a plastic hanging file bin for each of my kids, has been a helpful idea that’s working out awesome for us!

Today I’m sharing these FREE printable labels and cover sheets to print and organize a hanging file bin for your kids!

Hanging File Storage Method for Kids Papers
Supplies Needed:
Directions:

1.) Fill out the hanging file cover sheets for each grade including year, teacher, school, etc, and attach a school photo for each year. Glue or tape to front of a hanging file.


2.) Attach labels for each school year to file folders. If desired you can create multiple file folders for each year and separate in different categories such as schoolwork, artwork, awards, etc. File papers according to each grade level.


3.) Label bin with your child’s name. Feel free to use a marker, or save this blank label with school supply border and open it in an image editor to add text. I used PicMonkey.com, an online editing tool to add text to images. The font pictured is called Yesteryear.


I love that this school paper storage system is really easy to keep up with once you have it all setup!

Honestly I wish I would have done this years ago when my first child started school! I love looking back at all the special writing assignments and memories, and know they will to in the future.


Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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