Free Containers for Sorting Photos!

A shipment of cat food arrived the other day and it made me think of photo organizing. How is that even possible, you ask? Well, to start with, I pretty much think about photo organizing 24 hours a day (yes, I even dream about it!). So I look at just about everything through the lensContinue reading “Free Containers for Sorting Photos!”

Motivation to Start #9: Albums!

A client recently told me she didn’t need to do anything with her physical photo collection because her best prints were all organized in albums already. From an organizational and enjoyment standpoint, that’s fantastic! But from a preservation standpoint, it could be disastrous. Choosing your favorite shots and arranging them in albums or scrapbooks isContinue reading “Motivation to Start #9: Albums!”

Motivation to Start #7: Technology is Your Friend!

Have you had a chance to delve into your photo collection yet? Any pleasant surprises? If you’re still needing a little motivation, here’s another thing to remember: technology is your friend! You don’t have to be a computer genius to benefit from all the help technology can offer. I’m working on my digital photo collectionContinue reading “Motivation to Start #7: Technology is Your Friend!”

Motivation to Start #6: Duplicates!

Here’s another tip that might help you get started organizing your photos, both physical and digital: DUPLICATES!!! If you’re like pretty much every person on the planet, you have a bunch of duplicates. And those are taking up a ton of space, either in real life or on your computer or device. Why is knowingContinue reading “Motivation to Start #6: Duplicates!”

Motivation to Start #5: Photo Treasures!

As I continue to sort through my own family’s photo collection, I keep finding unexpected reasons I’m glad I finally took the plunge. I mentioned the other day what fun it is finding treasures that aren’t even photos. But the obvious payoff I think most of us are expecting are the photos themselves. And inContinue reading “Motivation to Start #5: Photo Treasures!”

Motivation to Start #4: Share the Load!

One of the biggest motivators for organizing family photos is sharing the fruits of your labors with all your near and distant relatives. Won’t your second cousin once removed be thrilled to see a photo of her grandma that she didn’t know existed? I’m going to talk more about that kind of sharing in aContinue reading “Motivation to Start #4: Share the Load!”

Motivation to Start #3: Treasures!

Here’s another reason I’m so glad I finally got started on my own family’s photo collection: it’s been a blast to find non-photo treasures! If you already know what’s in your collection, or if you know everything you have is a photograph, this may not apply to you. But my family’s collection contains every bitContinue reading “Motivation to Start #3: Treasures!”

Motivation to Start #2: Sorting is Fun!

As I’m progressing on my family’s photo collection, I’m reminded of another benefit to getting started organizing your photos: doing a broad, quick sort is fun and immediately gratifying! Chances are, you have a box in your collection that contains a hodgepodge of photos – different people, different decades, different types of prints, all jumbledContinue reading “Motivation to Start #2: Sorting is Fun!”

Motivation to Start #1: Decay!

Are you faced with a large collection of family photos and memorabilia that you need to organize, but you’re putting off starting? You’re not alone! Starting can be the hardest part of the process. I’m taking a break between clients to organize and digitize my own family’s collection because, as family members have moved orContinue reading “Motivation to Start #1: Decay!”