Friday, July 31, 2009

what to do with your children's artwork??

I have so many clients who are unsure what to do with the mountains of artwork their children bring home from school each day…and with the start of school right around the corner, here are a few ideas I’ve used with some of my clients.

  1. Each month, hang your child’s art work on a blank wall or the kitchen cabinets, have your child stand in front of the artwork and take a picture or two. Then you can toss all the artwork and keep the pictures…leaving your will 9 pictures at the end of the school year instead of boxes of art!
  2. Have a special spot in your child’s bedroom and in your home to display a few of their favorite pieces…the rest can be pitched.
  3. At the end of the month, have your child pick out his or her favorite piece of art and put it in a 3-ring binder or special art folder. The rest of the artwork can go…and at the end of their school career you will have several nicely organized binders full of their artwork.

Feel free to mix, match and alter these ideas to fit your family’s needs…any system is better than no system; especially when it comes to paper! Just remember to detach yourself from the emotional attachment you might feel towards the art work. A picture is just a good and you will feel so much better with out all that clutter lying around your home!

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