When people ask about storing items, I usually suggest containers that you can see through. While I recommend using labels, it’s easy to see exactly what’s in each bin when they’re clear plastic.
And though I pride myself on not falling for “cute” office supplies, I couldn’t resist focusing on these cardboard boxes from The Container Store.
The design of the box is the year printed all over it. They have 2013 and 2014 and may have earlier years, as well. Because they are cardboard, I don’t recommend keeping them in garages, basements or attics where they can get wet or attract pests.
They would be great for storing each year of a child’s select artwork and school work or for a year’s worth of photos and memorabilia. For $4, you can chronicle your history without stressing over making fancy books.
What would you keep in an annual treasure box?