CREATING YOUR CHILD’S MILESTONE BOX

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I love getting organized! Since my son started his first year of preschool we’ve accumulated a pile of papers. I decided to search for the perfect system for keeping my child’s schoolwork perfectly sorted and organized. There are so many different names for this! It can be called a keepsake box, memory box, or milestone box. Whatever you want to call it, this box will help establish a much needed limit and boundary to the amount of papers you keep.

How to organize you kid’s schoolwork and memories in a keepsake box:

  1. Purchase a file storage box that has a hanging file ledge. The one I purchased is linked here.
  2. Label the outside of the box with your child’s name.
  3. Purchase hanging file folders. The ones I purchased are linked here.
  4. Plan out your categories and label each file folder. I did one file folder for each grade level and then manila folders within each of those labeled report cards, school pictures, and keepsakes. You can also add some additional folders for miscellaneous things like sports and awards.
  5. Organize those papers! Remember: This box is for your child’s entire school career so you really need to sort through and limit what you save.

That’s it! It’s a simple and easy way to collect precious memories. There are keepsake boxes for all sorts of occasions and I decided this one would be for schoolwork ONLY. Clearly identifying what kind of memory box you are making is an excellent place to start. It’s also important to remember that you are keeping these memories for your kid(s) so make sure the amount of paperwork is limited. I know it’s so tempting to want to keep it all!

I hope you found this post about school memory boxes helpful. If you did, please feel free to share with your friends or any young moms you know.

Canva link to my labels: Click here!

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