I’m not the most organized person, but lately, I have found myself trying to get things more accessible. With 4 kids, we have quadruple copies of everything. We keep the essential documents tucked away in a safe spot, but for everything else, it’s becoming a big cluster of documents to filter through.
When we register the boys for an activity such as swimming lessons, I have to search through our files in the filing cabinet for their report cards. This isn’t a big deal, but it becomes annoying when I have to search for different papers all the time.
I decided to take matters into my own hands and went to Michaels. I needed to figure out how to organize all their documents and pictures separately. That’s when I found these beautiful binders.
Now listen, I am not creative or have any talent when it comes to scrapbooking. I don’t have the patience to make them pretty. However, I applaud those who do. You guys amaze me. So, with zero creative talent, I took these binders and found a way to make them work.
I use each sheet to put their report cards, birth announcements, Christmas cards, ultrasound pictures, sports pictures, school pictures, and so on.
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I love how it turned out. I have a binder for each child, and it’s very accessible to find any document. I can keep adding more filler pages as they get older, and I can buy additional binders.
This method has helped this unorganized/untalented mama tremendously. I feel as though I have my shit together for a moment.
These were the binders I used from Michaels. Look through their design as some are on sale/clearance.
Or if you are an Amazon lover like myself, you can find them at the link below. These books would be similar to the ones I found at Michaels.