The expanding file is so useful, you can use it well in any number of ways. You can use it yourself, or show your child how she can organise her (paper) stuff with it. Hence, you will quit hunting for lost items, and even lose them. This article will provide five ways of using an expanding file.
For enrichment classes
As a music bag Do you or your child attend music lessons, like singing, choir and so on? This isn't suitable for books, but if you are handed music sheets, an expanding file works just fine. The sheets will be well-protected, and you can take whichever sheet you want to use, one at a time conveniently. As a recipe bag What if you want to store recipe cards, or sheets you got during cooking class? Perhaps, you printed these off the Internet and sometimes, you can get them for free with certain supermarket purchases. Regardless, this file will be great. Moreover, you can even categorise your recipes with stick-on tabs. Hence, you don't have to worry about losing your recipes, if you have organised them in this way.
For record keeping
As a certificate holder While you may reserve the clear folder file (that opens up like a book) for your formal certificates, you can use the expanding file bag for fun certificates. There are all kinds of certificates that you can print-off the web to motivate your child. You can even print birth certificates for a new born child.
For postcards There are some postcards that you want to keep, like those from close friends and family members. These make for good keep-sakes, as well as a form of record keeping for sentimental reasons. Is your child a member of a club that sends regular postcards to her? She will want to keep these so, its better to teach her good organising skills now. For scrap-booking It is easy to come across a lost paper item here and there. Hence, the expanding file will go nicely into your scrap-book. Moreover, it is understandable that you don't always have the time to deal with it now. Instead, you can accumulate it in your file-box and when you are ready, they are all there, ready for your use. This will indeed save time and cut the stress.