When I wrote about the massive closet overhaul we did on the girls’ closet, I mentioned a keepsake box I created for each of the kids, but I never gave you the skinny. When Jen over at iHeartOrganizing asked to feature my closet organizing project, I thought it was a great time to share a few more details about that project. So, here goes!
1. I think we all have things we can’t bear to part with as it relates to our children. For me, it was a matter of priorities. I already have a school box that houses important schoolwork, school pictures and great artwork. The keepsake box holds things that are dear to my heart.
2. I found some great boxes at our local Pottery Barn Outlet (pink for the girls and blue for the boys), labeled them and started filling them up with keepsakes.
3. In our boxes, I put congratulations cards, the baptismal candle, special sibling shirts, newspaper articles and the like. There is a special book I’ve done for each of the children that includes a photo a month for the first 24 months of life. I included the weight and any special accomplishments that particular month. It is wonderful to look back on that book and see how much they’ve grown. You probably have your own list of “important things” to put in your own child’s box.
4. To give them room to grow, I made sure the boxes were big enough for several years of items.
I hope this inspires you to collect and store those items that mean the most to you and your children!