A parent’s guide: How to keep your kids’ keepsakes organized on Dropbox

Learn how Dropbox Family can help you and your loved ones stay organized throughout the years and access important files while on the go.

Aug 10, 2021
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Keeping a family organized is no easy feat. It’s hard to juggle kids, careers, life moments, and all the paperwork that comes with them. With Dropbox Family, both parents can easily access family files and the kids can join in when they’re old enough.  You can even use your phone as a document scanner to quickly and easily digitize all those paper documents so you and your family can find them when you need them. From birth announcements to college applications, we’ll show you how to use Dropbox Family to protect what matters most and manage your family’s day-to-day files.

Early childhood 

Welcoming a new member of the family brings not only tons of smiles and sleepless nights, but also lots of paperwork. Here are a few different examples of stuff from your child’s early years to keep safe in cloud storage:

  • Birth announcements
  • Birth certificates
  • 529 college fund paperwork
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance cards
  • Immunization records
  • Instructions for babysitters/nannies
  • Daycare forms

Grade school 

Grade school is an exciting time for both kids and parents. Your children are becoming more independent and social. Keep tabs on these files during the grade school years:  

  • School event calendars
  • Spreadsheets for birthday party invitations
  • Summer camp forms
  • School health forms
  • Eyeglass prescriptions

High school

During the high school years, there’s more school work and extracurricular activities as your teens transition into adulthood and prepare for college. Show your teen how to use Dropbox so they can store these important documents:

  • Pay stubs and W-2s
  • College applications
  • Scholarship applications

With Dropbox Family, up to six members have access to private accounts with 2,000 GB (2 TB) of storage—all under one bill. And everyone has access to a shared Family Room folder, so you can upload all those important family files, baby videos, and Google Docs full of family recipes in one place.

Sign your kids up early to develop good organizational skills. They'll be ready to manage all the digital files that come with school and beyond.

Learn more about how Family—including Dropbox Vault, Dropbox Passwords, and computer backup—can help you and your family stay organized.