Papers, papers, everywhere! Piled up on the counter, shoved in the drawer, stuffed in backpacks, and even on the floor! How do we organize our teens’ paperwork to set them up for future success? Scrapbook Storage Boxes, Medical Binders, and The Big Book of Everything will help you organize your teens’ paperwork once and for all!
Organize Teens’ Paperwork Once and for All!
Scrapbook Storage Boxes
You’re probably thinking, WHAT? You want me to shove all their stuff in a box? Kind of! Well, some of it, at least.
Designate a scrapbook storage box for each child, each school year. Every time they come home with treasured papers, ooh and ahh, then stick them in their box!
It took me a while to realize file folders just weren’t cutting it. We needed something bigger. Something that the kids could put EVERYTHING in from their school year. Something they could access easily when they need to refer back to previous work.
It is amazing to me how often I find my teenagers going through their boxes looking for a certain paper. Whew! I’ve dodged many bullets this way. It makes me so happy that they know right where to look! Sometimes they actually even go back to previous years to either look for a certain paper that could help them out with current work or just to be nostalgic.
At the end of the year, go through their schoolwork and save the most important pieces! You can even involve your kids in this process so when they go back to look for something, it won’t be your fault it’s missing.
I like to create photo books for each school year and this system makes it easy to scan the more interesting work to incorporate into their books. I have to admit to being a few years behind though.
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No more digging through paperwork or calling doctors’ offices to figure out what medication Sally Sue had a reaction to last time. Nope! Because you are organized!
Your teenager will eventually become a young, independent adult and will have their very own medical binder to take into this big world with them. They will be empowered to make wise decisions because they will have their medical history at their fingertips.
Your young adult children will know what doctor to call or have the information they need to give a new doctor.
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The Big Book of Everything
Well, almost everything! Think long term, here. This is the binder where you will put those things that you can’t bear to part with like that driver’s permit she no longer needs because she passed the test and has the real deal now, or those ASB cards from years past, and passwords! You know those little pieces of scrap paper aren’t doing the job and they end up getting frustrated and starting new accounts everywhere. Is that just us?
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