If you have kids, chances are the projects, drawings, and other creations of theirs really start to pile up. So, what can you do with them? Here’s some handy ideas that will help you get the most of them as well as clear some unnecessary clutter at the same time.
Sort out the projects in categories and set aside the ones you are willing to part with. Remember that it is okay to let go of some of them. It is possible to still preserve the memories of the projects without actually having to keep all of them. Here’s a hint. If you are finished sorting and you still have clutter, then you are not finished sorting. The goal is to create a space free of clutter, not just to get rid of a few projects. Even good projects have to go away sometimes. There should be no projects in any boxes anywhere. Any projects that are kept should have a display spot.
Creative Memory Preservation:
You can preserve the memory of the projects you part with by taking pictures of them all. You can even create a showcase of the pictures in a frame all together. This will keep some wall space clear for future projects. A poster frame suits this very well, especially if you have lots of pictures.
Teach a lesson and make a profit:
Have a craft sale with the projects you have decided to let go of. The kids can handle the money for a math lesson. Use the money earned to help buy craft supplies for the next upcoming projects.
Another Creative memory Preservation:
For this, you’ll need a photo album that can accommodate the pictures of all the projects, plus have lots of extra room for future pictures. Help the kids decorate the cover and arrange the photos in order of when the projects were created if possible. Label underneath all the pictures who created the project, the title or subject of the project, as well as an estimate of when it was done. If you don’t know an exact date, a month and year is fine.
Hold A Silent Auction:
Auction off your child’s projects. You can do this at your home, just as you would at a school. Put up flyers and hand out invitations. Let people know what you are doing and where the money will go. If the children will use the money for homeschool, specify that. If you would like to donate to a charity, specify that as well. Be as specific as possible. With this option, it may be best to work with those you know or even host one together with other homeschoolers, combining the money for a future trip. There are many possibilities with this option.