Kids Paperwork Organization Ideas
Just yesterday, I was chatting with a friend about how difficult it can be to stay up on kids’ papers! It’s one of those categories that can create real clutter really quickly if you don’t have systems in place to handle it. This week, I’ve been getting my house ready for fall and back to school and organizing those papers is very much on my mind. I thought I’d share a few items I found on Amazon that may help create control.
These items cover a number of situations you may encounter with kids’ paperwork – storing it, dealing with the day-to-day homework, and displaying the very best pieces.
#1 – Alex Art Expanding Portfolio: $16.27 (ships free with Prime)
My friend said she ended up buying these expanding portfolios for her kids. They have 9 pockets so you can store special projects from grades K – 8. There’s even a slot for the child’s photo on the front! I love how these portfolios hold oversized artwork up to 12″ x 18″. I’m definitely thinking of picking up a couple of these to store my kids’ very best work. This is a best-selling item that has received very solid ratings on Amazon from other customers!
#2 – Paper Storage Box Organizer: $3.99 + FREE shipping
How do you handle all the papers and homework that come in on a daily basis from school? This attractive paper holder could fit on a kitchen counter or other space to attractively hold paperwork until it’s time to deal with it.
#3 – Classroom Keeper 6 Drawer Storage Shelf: $11.99 (ships free with Prime)
There are so many possibilities for how you could use this organizer! Give each child his/her own drawer, store filler and computer paper, create incoming/outgoing slots, use it for sorting mail. I am envisioning cute labels on this one and I think it would tuck nicely in a pantry or counter space.
#4 – Classroom Keeper Magazine Holders, set of 6 in assorted colors: $17.03 (ships free with Prime)
Here’s another option for dealing with paperwork: color coded holders! One could be for homework that needs to be done, another could be for items to be filed, another still for your own bills/action items.
#5 – Set of 10 Bankers Boxes: $19.76 (ships free with Prime)