Organizing Paperwork for Kids

ORGANIZING PAPERWORK WITH TWINS

With twins, right from pregnancy I got a ton of handouts from doctors, hospitals, insurance etc. Once the twins were born, I got another stack of papers. With each doctor's visit, this stack gets a little higher. Not to be left out, our daycare also make their contribution to this stack. Truth be told, with twins it's easy to be overwhelmed with clutter and paperwork. One of the steps to decluttering is organizing the twins' paperwork.

To do this I use two items: a three-ring binder and transparent sheet protectors that fold over at the top. This is where I put all the informational papers - medicine dosage, vaccination information, doctor's contact details, daycare correspondence etc. The transparency of the jackets makes it easy to read the information contained without having to remove the paper itself; this means if the information is stapled together, I separate it and each sheet gets it's own jacket.

This folder stays in the nursery and is easily accessible to anyone taking care of the babies as a reference when required. I bought a pack of 50 sheet protectors and the plan is not to buy more. Limiting myself to 50 of the most important pieces of information will stop me from turning the folder into another junk collection. All supplies were got from Walmart but I'm sure any store with an office supplies aisle will do.

Any paper that is deemed not important enough to be in this file, finds its way to the nearest trash can and voila, twin babies' paperwork is organized.

Here are some lovely binders and sheet protectors from Amazon to get you started

2 comments :

  1. I have an accordion file where I keep the papers and manuals that come with all the baby gear...from cribs and car seats and swings to sleeper blankets and toys. It's so helpful to have everything in one spot in the girls' closet. And it's also great when I get ready to give or sell certain items...it definitely makes a better presentation for an outgrown toy to have the original papers with it.

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  2. gee thanks Mandy, I actually forgot to include all the manuals in the file. Will do that this weekend. Great idea.

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