I don’t know about you, but I’m a very emotional and sensitive mama. If I could, I’d keep everything Brady, Mia, Tessa, Brant, Gracie, and Rayleigh ever made in church, school, or at home. But I can’t! In order to keep all their stuff, I’d have to build a huge storage building just for their artwork, notes, papers, etc. As a mom of lots of kids and who has limited space to store keepsakes I have to be picky when choosing what we keep and what gets thrown away.
Earlier this year, I purchased 3 cork boards from Hobby Lobby and Steven hung them in our entry hallway from the garage. I hang up their art projects as they bring them home. Brady loves seeing all his artwork hanging and questions me when I change things out, so I know he’s paying attention and cares. I will hang pictures, drawings, art until new stuff comes home that needs to be displayed, and that’s when things get trashed. For me, this has been a win/win situation. The kids see their work displayed and I don’t feel so bad about trashing their work.
Now I don’t want to give anyone the impression that I don’t keep my kids’ schoolwork. Here’s the proof that I do and that I have a major issue of just piling stuff up and not putting it away properly. 🙈 I need help y’all! 😫
I do keep the most special papers/artwork/notes/etc and I fully plan to find some kind of filing system to properly file them away or maybe even do a scrapbook????
What do you do with your kids’ keepsakes? I’d love to hear your suggestions on fast, easy, and cheap solutions to saving your kids’ keepsakes.