(Those of you on my Facebook page will have seen these pics).
When being a parent, we will have drawings, reports and certificates come home from school, daycare and the likes.
And often after a while storage may become an issue.
Well as you can imagine, having so many children as I do, after a short period of time, the piles grow and grow and grow.
And having just cleaned out the filing cabinet and selling it, I needed to find a new way to store these items.
I decided to go with the cardboard archive boxes that you can buy from most big department stores and stationery places.
Each child has a named archive box – which has a lid – and within the boxes I have placed all school reports, certificates and special drawings/most drawings/artwork,
that they have bought home.
I also plan on going through and finding their birthday cards and putting them in there too.
I’d like to be able to make an area in the roof cavity of the house to store these, otherwise I do need to find some other area to store them.
The idea of doing these is so that when the time comes for them to leave home – :O – they can simply take their box with them if they so wish, and we will not have to sit and search through the pile of reports
for their own items. Mummy has already done it!!
I also did one for our taxation documents, and other legal/important papers.
At this stage the boxes are stacked on a clothing rack in the games/spare/study room.
Names are clearly written on the front so that one can see which box belongs to who.
After spending a couple of hours doing this rather big chore – well for my family – I had to do tea plus cook for the school lunches.
This week we chose a new slice to make, this Crumbed Apple Slice from Best Recipes, was an absolute hit!!
Shame it was such a small size. I think next time I will double the recipe!!
I also made the quick and easy Caramel Biscuits, that the kids love.
Unfortunately, cooking here only lasts for two days, three if you are lucky!!
So today I will be doing some more cooking for the little cherubs!!
Until next time – happy decluttering!!