Saving school things

I am so excited to have found out about this idea before I needed it, so I figured I would pass it on to all of you!!!

My friend was telling me that rather than having giant overstuffed folders or having to pick and choose what to save, she keeps EVERYTHING that comes home from school in a folder until summer break. On the last day of school, the folder gets placed in her kid's backpack and they go out and buy a new backpack each summer. The backpacks make for great storage of all the stuff her child did that year and buying a new backpack shows what her child was interested in that year!

What other brilliant ideas do you know of that everyone should be doing???

BethSummerville, South Carolina
    8Theresa Gould
    Great idea. My method isn't as pretty. ;)
    About Beth
    Current: Summerville, South Carolina
    Birth: September 18
    On since: Aug 18, 2013
    obsessed with babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding (but not judgmental about those that aren't). I'm a SAHM that works. Loves cupcakes, kittens, and glitter; hates spiders, housework and pessimism.