For a while I've had a "one inbox" paper system in the house, where all paper, whether it's from school or a bill etc., goes into a big basket and then when we're ready to sort through it we do. We just did a big paper sort and found a bunch of old bills that got lost in the shuffle. We now want to make a separate box for all the stuff that comes home from school. But my question is, once it's been sorted, where does it go? I tried creating a hanging file for it in my file cabinet but it's too bulky- esp. the stuff from my daughter's pre-k, lots of artwork with cotton balls and stuff. But even the stuff from my son's 1st grade school is bulky and volumninous. I still have a plastic bin full of his kindergarten work and have no idea what to do with it.
How do you all manage the flow of papers from school? I am torn between not wanting to keep everything just for the sake of keeping it, and wanting to preserve the memories of their dear little drawings and writings.