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April 15, 2012

What’s Picasso’s mother to do?

Got young school age children? Every day your budding Picasso seems to bring home a fresh work of art for your enjoyment. It all can be overwhelming. After all, the front of the fridge is only so big….

The National Association of Professional Organizers in Michigan has a few suggestions to help keep the artwork under control:

  • Get an art box, one for each child. You can find them in local department and discount stores. Generally, a box that is at least 12” x 17” size will hold artwork in the sizes children bring home from school most often.
  • Put all their artwork in the box and select the best at the end of the school year or each semester. Be selective about what you keep. This is a good exercise to do with your children to encourage the concepts of a) we can’t keep it all and b) some decisions are uncomfortable but survivable. They might surprise you with how little they keep!
  • Find a suitable home for your art boxes, preferably not a basement and not where your kids can access them. Treat them as special things and your kids will too.
Go ahead and let Picasso create, but give your fridge a rest! For more organizing tips, visit

Article submitted by Chapter Member, Cynthia Gentit.