Two kids in school -looking for strategies to control paper chaos
Paper clutter problem here...
I have two kids who are both in elementary school. There just seem to be an endless flow of paper from school to home. I do try to throw out obvious junk right away but there is still a lot that need to be kept around for a while. There are also fundraising papers, letters from dance school, girl scouts ect. There is also homework which is "in progress" for a period of time and tends to spread out.
Another issue is that my children really like paper-based activities - drawing pictures, making restaurant menus, "pretend" class lists, origami etc. Once they have created their masterpieces they woudn't let me throw them out claiming it was a lot of work and they would use them again. But they of course forget and make more the next day.
I work full time but can generally keep up with clothes, dishes, etc. However, having real trouble with all this paper in my living room.
I know it can be managed somehow. Can someone in a similar situation share some tips?