Life Love Larson: K-12 School File Folders


Monday, August 5, 2013

K-12 School File Folders

I have seen so many school organizational folders floating around on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make one for each of my kids.  My oldest is starting Kindergarten in a few weeks (eek!), which was the perfect motivation to get this project completed!
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This was a super simple project and once you have all your supplies, it takes no time at all to complete.  I bought plastic tubs with lids at Walmart for about $7/each.  I also purchased hanging file folders and manilla folders.  I used a label maker to print out the grade/year and placed them on the manilla folder.  I also used some stickers to embellish the front (purchased at Hobby Lobby).
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After getting all of the labels adhered, I assembled the folders, and added their names to the front.  The dark file folders and black lids were making them look a little drab, so I decided to add a little punch of color.
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There is plenty of room to grow with these tubs, so storage space will not be an issue.
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I also plan to add the teacher’s name, the school name, and ask them what they want to be when they grow up (for each year of school) on the front of the manilla folder.
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I’m not a “saver” by nature, but I know these will be great for storing report cards, school pictures, mementos, certificates, and a few special items they make throughout the school year. 
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It is so mind blowing to see the years 2025-26 and 2026-27 as their senior years of high school-CRAZY! 


  1. I LOVE this idea! I think I'm going to try it out too! :) Found you through Meg's Mingle.

    1. Oops, I lied! lol! I found you though IHeartOrganizing! :)

    2. Ali - thanks for stopping by! Glad you are inspired to make these!

  2. Great idea! And now is the perfect time to make one, before another year of school gets into full swing! Glad I found you on Show Me What Ya Got!

  3. What a great idea! My mom had an envelope for each school year in our dresser drawers. But this is much more organized. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is a great idea to organize from the start! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  5. Great idea! I'm so glad these have been floating around Pinterest. I would've been bummed had these come about after my little one started school.


  6. My son's a senior this year. Wish I had know about this 12 years ago! Great idea!!!