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1200+ Keepsakes for each child?

A recent study found that the average parent has nearly 1300 keepsakes form each of their kid’s childhood. If you find yourself overwhelmed when it comes to keeping and organizing those precious memento’s, Lisa Woodruff has 3 questions to consider from her blog, Organize360.com.

  1. What do THEY want?
  2. What do YOU want
  3. WHEN do you each want it?
KEEPSAKES THE AVERAGE PARENT HAS OF THEIR CHILD, AS FOUND IN SURVEY
Photographs                                      964
Videos/home movies                          34
School art projects                              29
Childhood books                                 28
Drawings                                             26
Childhood toys                                    26
School awards or certificates              25
Baby/childhood clothes                       23
School report cards                             22
Paintings                                             22
Other artwork                                      21
School essays or assignments           20
Sports trophies, awards or ribbons     20
Sketchbooks or notebooks                 17
Sports jerseys or club t-shirts             16
Total number of keepsakes: 963.94 + 34.34 + 28.73 + 28.19 + 25.82 + 25.57 + 25 + 23.47 + 22.44 + 21.55 + 20.67 + 20.27 + 19.72 + 17.06 + 15.91 = 1292.68
Art projects: 5.19 per month x 9 months of school = 46.71 a year.
(content courtesy of SWNYKEEPSAKE by Marie Haaland, New York office – 646-873-7565 / usnews@swns.com)
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