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  1. Tiritilli says:

    I started the idea of keeping those things electronically. I write on the front Miranda's age, the approximate date, and a descriptor. (Like, sometimes she'll tell me the story behind the picture: "This is a mermaid swimming in the sea with her starfish pets.") For originals I want to save, I was thinking I would adhere them to pages in an album, sometimes along with photos of her at that age. These are just ideas at this point–hard to do these projects with a toddler in the house!

  2. We keep an 'under the bed' box for each of our 3 boys. Now that two of them are a little older, they help weed out what they don't want and keep what's especially important to them. Now that they are at or near the halfway mark in the school career, we'll be getting them each an additional box as we are running out of space. These boxes are great because they fit all kinds of odd/large shaped art projects without squishing them.:)

  3. We keep an 'under the bed' box for each of our 3 boys. Now that two of them are a little older, they help weed out what they don't want and keep what's especially important to them. Now that they are at or near the halfway mark in the school career, we'll be getting them each an additional box as we are running out of space. These boxes are great because they fit all kinds of odd/large shaped art projects without squishing them.:)

  4. netdiva8 says:

    4 kids times 23 years accumulated so far. Each child gets a medium size transparent bin. Every year a 2 – 2.5 gallon ziploc with the highlights. Ziploc is labeled with child's name, homeroom teacher and school attended. artwork get child's initials and date it arrived home immediately or else I'll forget. Also class photos, bday party invitations associated with that academic year, writing that captures them at that time and special notes from teachers or special friends in theri lives. It gets stored in a large mail sorter like mail room has throughout the year and finally culled after the year is over. It's a worthy investment but admittedly not my favorite task.

    • PlayEat Grow says:

      okay, i think you're going to have to take pictures and I will need to interview you and write a whole post of your system. I haven't come across this idea, but I like it!

  5. Stacey says:

    My mom had a cedar chest that she put our artwork and moments in. I’m not sure it counts as organized, but it was great for oversized items that we brought home. Now that I’m an adult my mom is giving these things back to me a piece at a time. Usually it’s marked by a milestone my daughter has reached so I can look back at how we are similar and ways we are different.

  6. Emma says:

    I use magazine boxes to store art pieces by year.

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