Unless you're lucky enough to live in a home with unlimited storage space (I'm not), figuring out what to do with all the artwork your children create can become a real problem. I keep a few special pieces each year but what about all the rest? It's fun to see how they progress as they grow, but really, how many scribbles or pictures of houses do you really need for that...
Enter the digital camera.
I take digital photographs of all my kids' drawings and projects (and boy do they bring home a LOT of them). Once they're stored digitally, the originals quietly disappear. The kids love seeing their work pop up on the computer's screen saver, and I love getting rid of the clutter! A word to the wise though, always make sure that the artwork you're not saving "disappears" when no one is watching. Otherwise, that fingerpainting they haven't even thought about in 6 months suddenly becomes a treasure they can't live without.
Storing artwork digitally - it works for me. Check out Rocks In My Dryer to see what works for everyone else.