Martha would definitely classify this idea as a good thing.
This is one of the original blogs that I started reading. I love this lady and her views on parenting, etc. She has a great recommendation for what to do with school stuff collected throughout the year. The blog is 71toes.blogspot.com. Anyways.... here's what she said.....
Post School Filing
We pull down each child's file folder box (they each have their own that we keep hidden away in top shelves of closets during the year) and file the stuff they deem "valuable" to keep. They only get one hanging folder for each year up to 12th grade so they really can't keep a whole ton.
See that one that says "Kindergarten" below? There are folders like that for every grade.
Here's a better look at Max's:
When they come home with something too big to keep that they love we just take a picture of it:
That makes them feel like we really are "keeping" it without filling up their boxes...especially if I post that picture on this blog :)
Okay, I think this is awesome. I have poster tubes with artwork from preschool but this definitely makes grade school look more manageable. -Shannon