Yes, making a list definitely helps! I wish I had made a list in the beginning of the bedrest, so I could cross off all the things I finished! The only thing that makes me feel more productive than having a nice planned out list, is crossing things of that list. :)
I spent all. day. yesterday going through the bins. Got all the crafts seperated simply into a kid pile for each, and down to one file folder total. Today I want to go through each pile again, and organize them individually a little better. I also went through two 55 gallon bins of misc photos, including discs and negatives. I still have some work to do with those...purge, organize. And try scanning to see if they come out well enough to just turn them into a photobook on line. I am torn between REALLY wanting that to work for the end result, and dreading having to do all that work!
In the arts and crafts bin, I also found a handful of written pages to add to my nice book of collection of kids stories, quotes, etc.
So my plan for today is to go through the file folder and organize a little more, putting the things they made into a binder with clear pockets for easy viewing. Then, to get all the written pages into the book I have with all their sayings, etc.