The Moffatt Girls · Aug 10, 2014

Get Organized - School Papers

Do piles of paperwork drive you CRAZY? Me, too! I especially dislike piles of paperwork that just sit there, begging me to put them away…somewhere…anywhere! I like to think of myself as organized, but in reality it's a struggle! It is especially hard for me to stay organized when I don't have a specific place for something.

Last school year I struggled with my girls schoolwork! Where do I put? Should I keep it or toss it? Do I keep everything or just some things? About the middle of the school year I realized that the piles of paperwork was causing me STRESS! I decided that this was NOT working for me and so I made a change!

I need to set myself up for success and that is where my month by month files come into place.

I created a very simple file box that works for me. It is ready to go at the BEGINNING of the school year so I don't have to think about it later! Everything has a place and that place is ready to be used!
I started off by getting a file box and some hanging file folders. You can get them anywhere, but I picked mine up at The Container Store. I have a little obsession with The Container Store right now :)
I write each name and month on a file, so it's ready to go!

I only file the papers once a month. I like to paperclip each subject together and add the stacks to the files.

It's ready to go and there are no more piles of paper just laying around! I have to admit…I don't keep everything. Some papers find their way in the "round" file :)

I also like the fact that at the end of the year I can close the box and put it away in storage. Our paperwork is easily accessible and you can see the month by month progress! I only have a few things from childhood, but my girls will be able to physically see how much they learned!

I think you can adjust this method to fit your need and make life a bit easier!
I hope this helps! Happy organizing!

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