Organizing Kids School Papers

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It's January which means that it's time to start organizing. I am really trying to tackle the paperwork at my house. I'm terrible at paperwork and like to make paper piles. Then when I get too many piles and am having guests over I take the pile and slide it into a laundry basket and put it in a closet to deal with later. GASP! Shameful. Part of the reason my paper is a mess is because its not easy to file things because my file drawers are too full.

Then I found this fabulous idea on Pinterest from IHeartOrganizing to put your kids school papers in their own files.  Oh Pinterest how you solve so many of my problems. Genius.

I bought 4 plastic file bins from Walmart. They were on an end cap and on sale. Which I still don't understand because they had some that looked almost exactly the same in a different display for like $10. They were really dusty and must have been last years colors or something. Along with my paper problem I have a container collecting problem. A horrible addiction. Luckily since these were so cheap my darling husband only rolled his eyes when I hunted him down in electronics with my cart full of bins.

I used my Silhouette for the kids names.  They turned out so cute! I think I'm going to keep them in the top of each kids closet.

I used a free printable from IHeartOrganizing to print off the super cute labels.

Since the pink bin was only $3 I even made one for Miss. E even though she won't start school for a couple more years.

The file folders were $5 for like 100 and Walmart had hanging folder for $10 in way cute colors. Love the turquoise files with the pink bin.

Now I just have to sort through all the kids paperwork and decide what to keep and what to toss.


  1. Love those! What a great idea. I need to check out my local Walmart to see if they have file bins on sale there as well. ;)

  2. This is a great idea. My kindergarten comes home with so many papers. I can only imagine how many I'll have by next year!

  3. Holy crapola! LOL Look at my post:
    Totally got the idea from IHeart Organizing as well and you and I used the SAME file boxes from Walmart (yet mine were $7.97 - WTF?!) Cute blog, look forward to reading more. Please follow me back!

  4. My 3rd grader doesn't bring as many art projects home as when he was in Kindergarten, thankfully. My solution for all that cute stuff has been to take pictures for the school scrapbook. That way I don't feel guilty about getting rid of most of them. A picture definitely fits into the scrapbook better than most of his projects would.


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