Aim 1: Day 3: Progress Report…

So I got sidetracked by my kitchen and I neglected to tell you what I disposed of yesterday.

1. School Projects: At least 10 if not more. This got me thinking. What does everyone who has children do with their children’s school projects. I feel badly to throw them out, but I can’t possibly save every little thing. My sister-in-law once told me she saves the ones that have photos on them, which I agree with, but even those? I thought about taking pictures of the projects and loading those pictures onto my computer, maybe making an album out of each years projects, but not sure…ANY IDEAS?

2. Car Garbage: So I wrote about procrastination the day before yesterday and I guess, without thinking, this affected me, because yesterday I pretty much took care of every errand that has been on my mental “I should do” list since last week. In the 30 minutes I had until my son was to arrive home from school, I ran to get a car wash. I threw away water bottles, half- broken toys, gum wrappers, candy scraps, and to top it off I was so appalled by the mess in my trunk that I finally dropped off some clothes I had been meaning to pass on to family members!

What a great day!

By the way, I noticed that I exceeded my goal of 3 items every day so far without even trying hard. How are you doing with this? If you are new to my blog (I am new also btw!), just comment by clicking on the chat icon to the right of the title of this post. Also if you are new AIM is ADVENTURE IN MINIMALISM. You can check out the intro to this AIM by clicking on the AIM’s category on the right.

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10 responses to “Aim 1: Day 3: Progress Report…

  1. frieda

    I collect the most important ones and save in a plastic document file, one per child (any plastic container will do). I’ve been going through some old ones and realized I saved way more than necessary. The kids went through and sorted out what they wanted. Just a few key items because it adds up. But definitely anything with a pic….

  2. claudy

    hey adele! great blog. i like to label the project on the back (ex. Louie, 2 years old, Purim)

  3. Natalie

    My kids arent old enough for reports or big projects yet, but my almost 3-yr-old brings home lots of crafts that are way too big to store Them all. I always keep the ones with pictures and for the other ones that are particularly cute, I take pictures of them like you mentioned. It works and definitely saves space and then I make a note of the date and theme (like the holiday or whatever) next to the picture in the album. At least he will get to look back at them this way 🙂

    • Hi Natalie,
      So I think I will be implementing the picture idea for the ones I want to dispose of also. I like the idea of dating them. All of this talk of pictures reminds me of an AIM that I wanted to take on in the future for organizing photos. Hopefully soon, it sounds like everyone has great ideas.

      • Natalie

        Speaking of organizing photos, Costco had these really great big brown or blak leather albums in packs of two for $20 and you also get a coupon inside most of them for 100 free photo prints.

      • Great to know, thanks! Are they always available?I would like to have matching ones and to be able to add to them if I run out…

      • Natalie

        I HAVE SEEN THEM THERE FOR A WHILE ALREADY…I ALSO LIKE TO ADD ALL THE TIME. I BOUGHT THREE PACKS WHEN I GOT THEM AND THEY HOLD A LOT. THE NEXT TIME I AM THERE, I MAY PICK UP ANOTHER PACK OR TWO.

      • Oh, great thanks. I am definitely going to check it out.

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