1. Sort the Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and other holiday arts and crafts. Keep those that you like, separate items that are not good, unsightly, and useless.
2. Throw away or donate items.
3. Rather than buy new organizing materials for your holiday keepsakes, check for those organizing tools that are not currently being used or aren't well-managed. Think of ways to take what you already have to help with organization.
4. Once you have available bins, boxes, containers, folders, and other things that can help with your organizing, you will place like items together and label each thing. For instance, pencils have a box, pens have a cup holder, markers have a container, binders have artwork, boxes have large keepsakes, similar books go on a shelf, etc.
5. You will also want to find ways to sort these items neatly on shelves, in closets, cabinets, and even under the bed if your space is tight. Other ways to organize is to use corners and stack items. If you have garage space you can designate an area for your keepsakes. Be sure the bin is clear and plastic with a tight seal so that bugs and debris doesn't get inside. Clear so that you can easily spot the items.
6. Decorate your organized space. If you find that the items you have are not that appealing, you can decorate the bins, boxes and containers or hide them in something that is pretty to view.
7. Be sure that the children's items are separated from yours. This eliminates future issues over what they should and shouldn't be using. Paints, pens and special tools can be quite expensive to replace, so if you don't want them using your items, put them away and out of view. Place their items in a separate area if need be.
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