Genius Hack to Organize Kid’s Art Clutter – Artkive Review
GENIUS HACK TO ORGANIZE KID’S ART CLUTTER – ARTKIVE REVIEW
Are you struggling with what to do with all your children’s masterpieces?
If you are anything like me, every day you receive a new art project that your little Picasso created in School. By the end of the school year, you are drowning in art, that you just don’t have the heart to throw away.
It came to the point, where I felt as though I was busting at the seams with my preschooler’s artwork, and he was only two years old. It sat, collecting dust because I felt guilty throwing it away. And let’s be honest, as a parent, I don’t need another reason to feel guilty.
Well, as the saying goes, “there’s an app for that”.
Artkive is the complete solution to archive and
The entire process couldn’t have been easier. I grabbed a white poster board as a background, and took pictures of all their art projects, sorted by my children’s name. This took a few days, as I completed this project while watching TV as the children slept. They do have the option of sending in the artwork, and they will take professional pictures of the art for you. Then, I ordered the photobook, all from my phone.
Instead of stuffing all those memories into drawers or piling up in my basement, I now have a beautiful coffee table book to display. I can tell you, that my toddler can’t get enough of seeing his art in a book, and is constantly going through the pages. The fact that it has held up to him is a testament to its quality. That said, I would not leave him with the book unattended, as he may rip the pages.
Now anytime I receive another stroke of genius from my munchkins, I just take a picture of each work of art, or memory, as it comes in. (Huge time saver!)
Artkive even has the option to turn masterpieces into creative gifts such as mugs, phone cases, throw pillows or other memorabilia. After I received the photobook, I had a custom apron made for my mother for Christmas. (Shh, don’t tell her, it’s a surprise.)
The biggest drawback to me is the price. It is budget friendly to store the artwork (FREE), but I had serious sticker shock when it came time to make the order. While I could probably have done this cheaper through some other service to make the album, I paid for the ease and convenience. For 50 pieces of art, the price is $179.00 $149.00, and it is $239.00 $199.00 for 100 pieces of art. The largest package if you can’t narrow down your budding Picasso’s artwork is $349.00 $299.00 for up to 200 pieces of art.
I can easily get 50 pieces of art in a month from pre-school, so I chose the middle package. It has meant that I am more selective in the pieces of art that I showcase in the book, but I certainly didn’t feel as though I was missing anything vital. The time saver and ease was worth the price to me, but I can certainly understand how it would be prohibitive to many people, and this was the largest drawback in my opinion.
I view it as an investment, and a true piece of art I will always cherish. I plan to make one every year.
If you can afford it, I certainly recommend this beautiful time- saving app.
I was not compensated for this review. I am just a busy mom who found a great way to organize the artwork that was slowly taking over my home and wanted to share this amazing find with others.
Summary An easy to use snap and click way to organize children's artwork into a beautiful archival book or creative gift. The price however can be prohibitive.