This is a 5-minute organizing task from the Organize-In-5 Diary.
How To Make Up Memory Boxes For Your Family’s Mementos And Keepsakes – In Just 5 Minutes!
- Find or buy some attractive boxes – one for each family member.
- Kids might like to cover theirs in re-cycled wrapping paper.
- Label them with the person’s name. A sharpie or texta will do, or make a nice label if you want to spend extra time.
- Place them in each person’s room, or a family room, or the study – wherever is most tidy and appealing.
And you’re done!
Now you can have somewhere neat and handy to put kids’ paintings, wedding keepsakes and other items you can’t yet bring yourself to throw away.
- Move fast.
- Don’t overthink.
- Feel great about getting organized!
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3 thoughts on “Memory Box: How To Organize Mementos And Keepsakes”
helpful thx ill do that to learn to keep memoris.
This sounds similar to the Probation Box for removing clutter, just may be more long term, and resides in your own home.
It would be a fun family exercise, to sit and go through everyone’s memory box together in the living room. It would be a bit like Christmas, but an occasion for acknowledging/honouring/celebrating each person for their achievements over the past 6-12 months.
Hmmn, as I don’t have children, I’m thinking of starting a new family tradition, the first year I’ll give each of my family members (sisters/mother) a Memory Box, then in following years at Christmas time, we can pull them out and go over them, and talk with each other about what the item meant to the person, and since we don’t live near each other, it’s a great way to remain connected with each other. Thanks Michelle!
That’s a lovely idea Julie. Usually people save things but never take the time to appreciate them – this is a neat way to enjoy the memories together.