There isn’t a parent around that doesn’t have at least one box of priceless keepsakes from when the children were little. Baby shoes, first teeth, refrigerator drawings, greeting cards, photos, hand-prints, and you name it…these are the things that families are made of.
Homeschooling households, however, need to store more than just the usual number of family memories. Particularly in larger families, after homeschooling for a few years, the number of papers and projects can really begin to add up.
That is, if they aren’t tamed right from the start.
The key to taming the paper piles and clutter is two-fold: regular sorting combined with clever storage. The sorting part is up to you, since nobody else can tell you what to save and what to throw away. The storage part, on the other hand, has been perfected by many families before you. That’s where this post comes in.
With so many solutions on the market today, there is no excuse for not finding just the right container for saving and storing homeschooling memories. By shopping the retail stores, home improvement centers, and even dollar stores, it’s easy to find something for every style and budget.
Not only can storage be functional, as in these kinds of containers:
But it can also be attractive, like these:
You can get creative with storage:
And even downright funky:
Storing homeschooling memories can be fun. Have the kids help choose what to save and where they’d like to keep it. Purchase matching containers to create a whole storage system, or scatter containers throughout the house, wherever they fit, or anywhere they look great.
Do you have any great storage ideas to share?
[The photos in this article are all public domain, except the last one, which was borrowed from Target online – I hope they don’t mind!]