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Tip of The Week-Kids Artwork July 30, 2008

Filed under: Computer Organizing,Kids,Tip of The Week — Sam Ratcliffe @ 6:17 pm
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All children come home from school with lots of artwork.  It takes “pride of place” on the refridgerator until more comes into the house.  It’s next home is usually a plastic storage bin where it stays because you don’t have the heart to keep some and get rid of the rest.  Guilt is a terrible thing thing when it comes to being organized.  If our posessions are wrapped up in memories it’s does make the organizing process more difficult.  Well, now is the time to shed the guilt with a simple and more up to date method of storage.  Most people own a computer, scanner, and a digital camera.  These pieces of equipment can save you so much space and preserve all of your kids artwork. Step one, create a folder on your computer for your kids artwork.  Step two, scan in all pieces of artwork that fit into the scanner.  Step three, when it comes to the larger pieces pull out your digital camera and photograph the rest of them.  Voila! All the artwork is stored for years to come.  There are going to be favorite pieces that you don’t want to get rid of and I suggest saving them in an air tight container and limiting how many you will keep. After all you want to save space.  Secondly you can frame your favs for all to see.  I suggest you do the same for old photographs is you are worried about them deteriorating.