Meta-scrapbooking: Save pictures of your kids doing art projects
Katharine's hack is space-saving and wise:
My 7 month-old son is in daycare and they have been sending home a few little arts and crafts things as of late. I love to scrapbook and make commemorative things for my son (and I lost everything from my own childhood in a devastating fire when I was young).
I walked into daycare last night and all over were the drawing and craft projects that our children has made - but with a twist. They took pictures of the children making the crafts. There are pictures of Alexander with paint all over his piggies and happy as can be. I thought what a great hack - make those crafts but instead of feeling like you have to "save" every craft - take fun pictures of them making the crafts and of the craft itself so it's much easier to scrapbook and save. This might be something all of you are already doing - but it just hit me as so practical and cute and if you ever have a fire or flood (like my dad in New Orleans who lost everything) you've got digital pictures and CD's of all the fun and memories.