I was sitting have my hair done a couple of weeks ago when Connie, my hairdresser and I got to talking about her grown sons. One had swam competively and she was telling me how she was having him go through boxes of old trophies and awards to determine which ones he wanted to keep. This made me think about some solutions for coping with letting certain awards go or a better way to keep all the items. If you are bogged down wth these items from your kids or even your own, two solutions I like are: 1) Make a picture book - Shutterfly and other companies have great templates where you could take pictures of the trophies and awards, document what, who and when in the text portion of book and that small book takes up a fraction of the space! Then your kids can still look and remember all the accomplishments without keeping every single item. The other idea is especially good if there is a name engraved on the trophy plate vs. a "generic" trophy 2) Take the trophy plate piece off each item and then mount onto foam board or pre-done frame backing and then hang your "trophy art" on a wall. Again, hanging one item that displays the important bits takes up far less space!
10/23/2013 12:43:21 pm
First time to your blog and just wanted to say hello.
5/18/2016 03:42:49 pm
I'm not trying to get rid of awards as I am trying to buy some trophies. Do you know if your hair dresser bought any of her trophies, because I'd love to know where. I'm the coach of my daughters soccer team, so I want to get them all trophies by the end of the season.
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Jen Payne, CPA, Professional Organizer and mom to two boys: Brendan (17) and Ryan (15).