Today, I’ve been really having a good de-clutter and tidy around the house. Its really lovely as, even its taking a few hours of going through cupboards, the memories that each of them are hiding are so important. The hidden treasure, and the pleasure of finding them, almost makes me want to leave them all there. However, I have vowed this year, is the year of organisation, so I am on a mission!
Miss N who is now 10, has a huge art work file, crammed full of all her best and favourite art work. Its dating back to when I first started drawing with her, playgroups and preschools. I have had to ‘reject’ a few through the years. The enormous train, she made out of a cardboard box, or the rocket that she painstakingly painted. If you kept everything, your child made, you just wouldn’t be able to move in your house. It one of those parenting things, that pulls on your heart-strings, but if I’m honest I really don’t want to drown in finger painting!
I have been using a new idea, I’m not sure where I saw it, but with Miss A (3) I have been taking photographs of the artwork, and choosing to store, a small samples of the others in an art file, as I had with Miss N. It just makes more sense to keep a record by photographing them this way, I don’t know why I hadn’t thought about doing this before. I’m then adding what the drawing or painting is, using the marvellous Picmonkey site. It hasn’t taken me very long to sort them either. I will be organised in 2013!
If you enjoyed this post, have you read this post, on ‘How to keep on top of clutter‘ on the Parent Shaped blog.