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Super easy way to organize kids’ schoolwork

by respaced on January 7, 2015

Typically, I write about “how to organize kids’ schoolwork” in June. But recently, I have found that it can be helpful to do a big purge/sort of the kids’ schoolwork at the halfway point during the school year in order to keep the June sort/purge a much more manageable task.

I also thought it might be helpful to show you how I organize my son’ schoolwork. It’s really quite simple.

Step 1: I gather up all the schoolwork and sort it into years. (In the photo below, I had already sorted his preschool and kindergarten work, but the more recent grades still needed some whittling down.)

Schoolwork organizing before

Step 2. I pick my favorites from the school year and recycle the rest. (I know I made that sound super easy, but trust me, I know how hard that is in real life!)

Step 3. I store the keepers in huge bubble envelope mailers, one per grade. I label the mailers and place them on the top shelf in his closet. Done!

Schoolwork organizing after

The mailers I use are the 11″x14″ ones from Target for about $2.50. I use the bubble mailers because I have found that they hold up longer than the paper ones, plus they expand to allow room for notebooks and writing journals. I love how inexpensive this storage method is, and how easy it is to store all the packets lined up on a shelf.

Would this method work for you? How do you organize your children’s schoolwork? Let us know in the comments below.

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