Welcome to our third week of summer vacation and Tackle It Tuesday #3. This summer I decided to pick one big project a week to do, and blog about it. I am teaming up with 5 Minutes for Mom and joining in on their weekly Tackle It Tuesday post.
So, this week I continued with the Herculean skill of cleaning out our home schooling "stuff". It involved sorting through school papers, supplies, and projects. I am sure this would be a difficult task for any teacher, but especially when your students are your own children.
Here, Ladybug, age 6, decided to take a picture of me as I dived into my work.
What to save? How to save it? Where do I put it?
Fortunately, I had help from my friends. Kristy gave me some wonder advice about saving her girls' art work:
"I take pictures of the big or bulkly artwork and print them in wallet sizes. Allows me to scrapbook everything I wanted to keep without actually keeping it all. I also LOVE kid art so I've framed a bunch of stuff and I have a art collage over the couch in my room. I wake up to it every day and I love that. Also, I save too much stuff and when I go through it a few years later, I'm not so emotional about it and I find myself purging some more."
My husband helped me with our first Tackle It Tuesday project "Cleaning out the Garage", and the results inspired me to continue with this project even when I grew frustrated, tired and just plain sick of it.
I also had two little helpers this week who sorted out toys, pencils, and crayons.
Are they are hard at work, or play?
Here are the results of the week...