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How To Organize Your Kid’s School Papers


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School is starting soon and it’s time to think about how to organize your kid’s school papers. This file box is the easiest and simplest solution ever!

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This organizational idea is an absolute favorite of mine. I can’t take the credit for it because I first saw this idea from my sister in law and decided to start using with my children. It is a system we have been using for 9 years now, and it is keeps everything in one place!  It’s a simple and easy way to organize all of the school papers you want to keep forever!

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How To Organize Your Kid’s School Papers – the easiest way


  • Plastic file box
  • Hanging file folders
  • Printer + paper
  • A Word or Paint computer program


  1. First, make your labels. Using a word or paint program, type out all the grades, and make a name label for the front. I added a simple black lined box to Mason’s label – I love how clean, simple, and beautiful it turned out! The font I used is called Montserrat.
  2. Print off your tabs and name labels.
  3. Add your hanging file folders and label them with each grade.
  4. Start adding all those school papers!


We also love our school interview printables – these would be the perfect addition to each year’s file!


You could also use a milk carton crate, or those cardboard bank boxes, but I love the idea of something that will keep them protected from any water or rodent damage. #HeavenForbid

how to organize your kid's school papers

This post originally published in 2013, but was updated in 2018 with new images.

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