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Organizing Your Kid’s Artwork


Organizing your kid's artwork

I’ll admit it. I don’t keep all of my kid’s artwork. When kids are in preschool they bring
home multiple pieces of artwork each day; sometimes simply a piece of paper
with a dot on it!!

So while we truly love seeing all that our children create, that doesn’t mean we need every single piece saved in a bin, left in a storage building or closet, and serving no purpose but to take up space.

I’ve found a way to save space and clutter while keeping the sweet memories!

 


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How to save and organize your kid’s artwork

Go Digital

What has worked for me (and my child) is displaying the pieces of artwork on the fridge for a day or two, until the next one comes home, then taking a picture of it before it. I then create an album at the end of the year with the digital images. This process has allowed me to enjoy their artwork without taking up all the space in my house!

Here are some great options for archiving your kid’s artwork without filling physical boxes and boxes taking up space in your home. Thanks to my awesome clients (Meagan Shippert Watson and Megan Billings Broker) for sharing some of their solutions!

Day One

I personally use this app to capture pictures of my kids, journal special events, and include pictures of artwork and other special pieces. It has an electronic journal and you can also have physical albums created directly from the app. This way you are saving their artwork along with the other things that are going on during that time in their life so it creates a sort of timeline. It’s fun to see what art they create at each stage.

ArtKive

Pretty clever name right? You can scan and organize all of your child’s artwork into a digital album or have a hard copy (or other fun gifts) created.

Artimus

This way takes little to no effort because they will do everything for you! Artimus will send you a box to pack and ship all of your children’s artwork. They will do the scanning for you and send you a digital proof to edit and when ready, they will create the album and ship it to you as a hard copy.

Chatbooks

Automatically creates and ships an album whenever you upload 60 pics to Facebook, Instagram, or your favorites. You can include pictures of your kids and artwork to organize and use later on.

 

And if you need a few other resources for ways to organize allllll the things in your home, I created a list of some of my favorite ones!

 

What simple solutions have worked for you to archive your kid’s artwork without taking up a small storage space? Comment below!

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