after being laid off from his job in april 2011, kolby kirk (the hike guy) decided he would attempt to complete as much as he could of the 2,650-mile pct. in that time, kolby wrote 850 pages in his journals. a few of which he has started to scan for a major dose of visual stimulation. the pages are filled with charts, drawings, receipts, beer labels (nice), stamps, crushed poison oak etc.
Start a file box for each of your kids when they are born. Label files and use it for medical records, important documents, special papers, etc. You'll always know where everything is and they will appreciate the organized info when they are older and need to reference it.