Recently I received a wonderful gift pact from Butterfly Products. It contained the range of Pocket Files (the binded plastic sleeves that we all used at school to put projects in) as well as a gorgeous Barbie activity pack for Andrea and a Mickey Mouse activity pack for Arno. I was embarrassed to realise that even though we have a house full of colouring books this was Arno’s first colouring book that was just for him, and he loved it. Kept on asking for “Arno se boekie”.
Back to the Pocket Files. I am VERY disorganised…which is quite evident when you see the stacks of paper I have lying around. Like you have the hoarder programs on TV you can put me on a paper hoarder show. I don’t have the heart to throw any of the kids artwork out, which is a serious problem as they each come home with about 10 pictures a week. Then I also love keeping magazines. When I finally decide to get rid of some magazines I’ll tear out all the recipes and exercise programs and anything else that looks interesting…which of course becomes a new stack of papers. These pocket files are perfect for all these.
This weekend me and Andrea started putting her and Arno’s pictures into the files. The plastic is clear and great quality. It works so well with their pictures because they often have things stuck on like leaves, rice, seeds etc. These eventually come loose so in the pocket files it can’t make a mess everywhere.
This also makes it so much better to view their artwork. Nobody wants to go through a stack of papers in a box. And it made me discover a big oversight on my part. I kept their pictures, but never dated any of them, so I can’t remember which were made when Andrea was 2 or 3 or 4.
Next I want to tackle the recipe cupboard and magazine clippings. These are also perfect for all those important documents like birth certificates, marriage certificate etc.
Now on the best part. You can win your own set of Pocket Files. All you have to do is like Butterfly Products on Facebook and/or follow them on Twitter. Then leave me a comment telling your favourite product from their website. Entries close 3 November 2013.