I had collected a mountain of children’s artwork over the years. Even dictation I have collected. I was thankful when the work children did went into portfolios, then I didn’t have mini piles meeting me at my door when I got home.
Since I started going green it has been much easier. That, and I just think differently about everything I do.
Here is how you can save a ton of money on wrapping paper and packing materials. Just before you toss it or recycle it.
Tips for What I Keep:
*In 20 years I have maybe a few pieces of artwork from children.
The rest never make it in the door unless there is a “Go Green” reason.
*If you don’t have one I recommend you get a shredder. I love it.
I keep one in my personal office and refill paper in the art area collage box at the preschool.
What I Do With It All To Go Green:
• Hand Made Cards: Children’s Artwork makes excellent cards. Simply fold it in half and keep some insert an extra white sheet of paper or tag board inside and staple or glue it as the cover. Allow 24 hours to dry before writing inside if you glue.
• GO Green Packaging Tip: Before you buy those packing peanuts look into purchasing or borrow a shredder. I mix it up in there or shread my newsprint. Hope these Go Green ideas save you some time and money!
Hope these tips work for you, pass them on and share some with us!