At our house drawings, plans, inventions, creations, and “junk sculptures” all threaten to take over.

Which is cool, it shows the kids’ creativity. But, we live in a really small place; no space for too much clutter. I’ve found that the first step in trying to tame clutter is having a place for everything to go. Every few days or so I sort through the boys’ drawings, and painting. The special ones get dated, and put in their folder. If the drawings are “specially” for Michael and I, they get scanned or hung on the wall. The rest gets thrown…sneakily…when the boys aren’t looking.

At the end of the year their drawings get bound into a book. It’s relatively inexpensive to take the whole set to a printshop and have it bound. It’s a fun keepsake for the kids to flip through, and see how much they’ve grown.

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