I have a confession...piles of paperwork drive me CRAZY!
Our simple filing system saved my sanity!
Then there's the burning question...What do I do with all of their schoolwork? Do I keep every single thing or do I toss some of it into the "round" file? Last year, I implemented a very simple system that saved my sanity and worked for me. In fact, it worked so well that I decided to do it again!
I set myself up for success by getting my monthly file box ready to go before the school year starts. I have 12 files for each girl, one for each month. The tabs have their name on them and a specific month. In our schoolroom, we have a box for completed work. When the girls finish a page or project, it goes into their finished box. At the end of the month, I grab all of those papers and file them in their file folder. Easy! I will let the girls decided what they want to keep or toss when they are older. For now, 80% of their work is filed away. The other 20% made it into the
I purchased this file box and hanging file folders from The Container Store!
Aren't they cute!?! I have a slight obsession with The Container Store!
Next, I labeled all of the files...
I added our Editable Polka Dot Label to the tub.
It was much easier to use a hot glue gun than tape.
It lasts longer and you can easily pull it off.
The file box sits in the corner of our room for the entire school year,
which is why it needs to look CUTE!
Here is a look at last year's file box.
The one on the right is jammed packed with schoolwork and projects.
I seal up the box and put it in the garage.
The file box on the left is for this coming school year.
That's it! It's not complicated, and it is SUPER effective!
Be sure to check out lasts years post here.
I hope this helps a little!