Kids Memory Totes

I started creating these when my son was born as a way to keep all of his memories organized. (I also have a box for larger memories such as coming home from the hospital outfit & his hospital bracelets, etc) This box is very simple and easy to use. I use a 32 L Tote box with lid (13.38 L x 15.19 W x 10.88″ H). I use 14 hanging letter file folders all holding 1 file folder each labeled from Preschool all the way through to Grade 12. Each hanging file folder also comes with a page to include a yearly photo and some information about the school, teacher, year, etc. These memory totes can be conveniently stored in a closet, garage or crawl space as they are sealed with a lid and are $50 each.




Items to include in your School Memory Tote:



  • School Pictures
  • Report cards
  • artwork
  • certifications/awards
  • team photos

Suggestions for additional file folders:

  • swimming
  • dance
  • sports
  • activities

Now of course you don’t want to include EVERYTHING your child brings home from school! When there are bigger pieces of art that I dont want to keep in the memory tote but still want to “remember” I use my favourite app, Artkive.


Artkive is an app designed to elimiate the guilt you get tossing your child’s artwork into piles upon piles on the kitchen counter…which eventually lead to the garbage. Artkive chronologically stores, shares and prints your child’s artwork or schoolwork. You can turn your child’s mounds of artwork into a simple hard cover photo book to look back on and enjoy for years! (without all the clutter of the paperwork left behind!).