Every parent knows that mixed feeling of school closing for summer break. Yay for time with the kids. Boo for the reams of paper that come home with them. For me, it’s hardest to deal with each child’s art because some of them are so good! Today’s guest blogger, Tiffany from The Good Enuf Mommy, has a solution that she is going to share with us.
It’s the end of the school year again. Children have frantically deposited all of their hard work into their backpacks to bring home to share with you. I know you’re thinking… Again? What am I supposed to do with all of this stuff? And yet, instead, you deposit a big ole smile on your face and exclaim, Oh! How wonderful! Look at all this artwork! You did such a great job!
Make A Plan For Your Child’s Art
How many times have your children come home from school with artwork that you have no idea how to properly display or eventually store?
If you’re like me, you have some haphazard system of organizing it all. In our house, it often goes on the fridge for a few months, then gets thrown in a pile in the office, and when it gets too overwhelming it starts to be recycled.
I know, don’t judge me…
Other moms keep every piece of art ever produced by their child. I commend these moms – really! I just don’t have the storage space or organizational commitment to make this happen.
Recently, however, I happen to meet up with a savvy ‘mompreneur’ who has discovered an easy and aesthetically pleasing solution to this ever-mounting problem.
Have You Heard Of SchoolWorx?
Andrea is the founder and CEO of SchoolWorx, a business that transforms your child’s crumpled, sometimes ripped or torn masterpieces into beautiful works of art again, all bound in a neat and easy to store book.
As a teacher myself, I know how many the parents of my students will appreciate this lovely keepsake. No longer will parents have to choose between honouring their child’s art by keeping it forever and sacrificing precious storage space in their home. Now you can have it all!
Thanks Tiffany for sharing this incredible program that can help honour our child’s art instead of crumpling it in a corner, not knowing what to do with it!
Check out these General Decluttering Tips to try around your house.
About Our Guest Blogger
Tiffany Austin is a mom, a wife, writer, and educator living in Calgary, AB, Canada. Tired of never feeling “good enough” as a new mom, she began a blog to encourage other moms to feel confident and empowered in their own decisions. Her blog, The Good Enuf Mommy, includes everything from helpful parenting advice to product recommendations aimed at making the lives of moms just a little bit easier. Show her some love on Facebook and Twitter. If you like what you see sign up for her monthly newsletter!
*This post originally appeared on The Good Enuf Mommy in February 2015
This post was updated on November 13, 2020, from the originally published June 29, 2015 article.