Organizing School papers

School is about to start & while I love the thought of all the wonderful projects, painting, awards & achievements my boys will be bringing home. I am not looking forward to the increase of paper lying around in the house. So taking a note from the lovely Jen of I Heart Organizing and decided to do this:

Sort through all the boy’s papers– I had a huge box filled with pass years

Added files for each of theĀ  boys: file box from Target on clearance for 4.86

Now there’s a place where I can unload, go through and decide what to keep from the year as soon as the walk through the door! Super easy right?

How do you organize your kid’s school memories?

Back to school Prep {Snacks}

School is coming to a start so that means your little bambinos will be ripping and running through the house headed to school, off to football practice, dance and all the other fun and exciting extra curricular activities you enrolled them into. So let’s try to make our lives easier and be prepared for the chaos!

I don’t know about you but my boy’s favorite question is: ” Can I have a snack?” Snack, snack, snack— I swear my youngest son thinks that he is supposed to have at least 6 snacks a day. So to prepare myself for the madness that is about to happen, I decided to rethink the way I organize snacks.

Instead of just piling all the different boxes of snacks in our cabinet:

Picture not taken– It was a HOT mess

I decided to do this:

Individual pre-packed containers for each kid

Limit to 2 snacks per day–14 prepacked snacks ready to grab and go!

I used basket for organizing our refrigerator snacks– fruit, juice and yogurt/pudding

Everything sits nicely in our fridge and is easily accessible to the boys.

Since school is starting in Aug. I decided to go head with our new plan immediately~

So how about you, how do you organize your snacks? Please share, I’m nosey like that :)

Other great ideas:

photo: orgjunkie.com

photo: Mamaolie.blogspot.com

Also linked post up to Delightful Order– so please go check out all the other wonderful inspiration and ideas!