Organizing Homeschool Papers

Now that we’ve accumulated various papers, pictures, tests, keepsakes, etc. etc. etc.  I figured it was time to get an organization system going for it all.  I’m the opposite of a hoarder and thoroughly enjoy filling a Hefty trash bag, however I do like to hang on to their stuff until I can decide what to keep.

I grabbed two tubs from Office Max the other day and just laminated recent pics of the two school-aged boys, laminated, labeled, and stuck ’em to the tubs.  That’s it!



Inside I am filing under these labels (for now):


This will be mainly any phonics worksheets we do (rare), my notes on how he’s doing from month to month, maybe a book we’ve made together to keep.


I do give spelling tests, so I’ll be holding on to those here.


I’m going to keep his Math-U See Certificates and tests here–and eventually the completed workbooks until I decide what to do with those long term.


As the title suggests…art!  🙂  Cute stuff.  Silly stuff.  The stuff that’ll make me cry his first night away at college.  I like self-inflicted torture like that 🙂


Pictures, his cap and gown he’ll wear after Kinder Graduation, picture of his first lost tooth, etc.  I bought a large tote, so all this should fit.  I am also NOT a scrap-booker of any sort, so this will really be a memory catch-all.


Projects/Memories/Pictures of holiday happenings with school.

Field Trips

Field trip souvenirs, pics, ticket stubs, etc.

And then, a Miscellaneous tab.  Because I’m a miscellaneous type of gal 🙂


That’s it!  Hope it gives you some ideas!


  1. You have saved me!Organizing genius you!I will be doing this for my three girls next year.I have to report and send copies in the 10th month of each year so having copies of before and after will be awesome.Thanks for that 🙂

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