Inside: Are your counters being overtaken by school paperwork? Does your child bring in way too many papers and dump them without you knowing what to do with them all? Do you feel disorganized and overwhelmed by the clutter? There’s a simple solution that comes with a FREE Guide to organize and declutter all the papers!
How to Organize and Declutter Your Child’s School Papers Once and For All!
I don’t know about you, but I am constantly being given too many school papers. And now that I have three kids in school, the amount of papers coming in my home is out of control.
As they tromp through the backdoor and unload their backpacks, I am inundated daily with 10-40 pieces of papers that I need to sift through.
Friday Fun Days? Nope. Friday Extra Paper Day as they clear out and bring me all their classwork from their mailboxes.
I get homework, corrected homework, unfinished classwork, graded classwork. Book Order Forms, Yearbook sign ups, PTA sign ups, Teacher Newsletters, coloring pages they did during free time, and permission slips to chew bubble gum in science class.
I am not making this up. It all came home today.
On the second day of school.
I have learned over the years, that if I don’t take care of the school paperwork fast, I will lose important papers and I will feel overwhelmed and disorganized.
Two emotions that don’t help my overall mental health.
So, I use this simple guide and my trusty recycle bin to get the paper clutter under control. And now you can too!
Here’s How You Can Get Rid of and Declutter the School Papers to Finally Get Organized:
1. Get the FREE Guide to literally guide you through how to clear out the stacks of papers.
2. Get file folders! Each new school year, you will need:
1 for each school your child is at,
1 for each teacher,
and 1 for each of your children.
(For example: if you have 1 kid, you’re going to need 3 folders. If you have three kids all at the same school, you’re going to need 7 folders.)
3. Get magnetic clips to hang up special work and to hang up study guides/spelling lists on your refrigerator.
4. Get a box or a bin to store older students’ work until the quarter/reporting period is over.
5. Bonus: Get a notebook with plastic sleeves for kid’s artwork or schoolwork they just can’t part with. This way, they can flip through the book and look at their handiwork without papers all over your house.
My ten year old still looks through her book we created when she was in Kindergarten.
Two Tips to make the FREE Guide Work For You and Get Organized!
1. Go through backpacks everyday. If you let the papers pile up, you’re back to where you started.
2. Recycle your kid’s work when they are NOT standing next to the recycle bin. The classwork that they did a week ago will suddenly become very important to them as soon as they see it in the trash.
I’ve had recycled papers miraculously find their way back to my counter with the accusatory: “Why was this in the trash?”
I now have to use stealth mode when recycling.
But it’s worth it to not be overrun with paperwork everywhere.
Did the guide help you take back your counters and get organized? What would you add to it? What else do you need to organize now?