+ How to organize pictures

photos-pictures-framesSituation: While clearing out a closet, you stumbled on a rather larger box of pictures you’d put off to the side one day and told yourself, “I’ll just set these here for now.”

But “now” has finally arrived. It’s time to figure out how to organize pictures.

It’s a common phenomenon. Organizing pictures should be a fun event because you get to relive good times and create a beautiful place to store your memories. But two things get in the way: making decisions and making time.

 

Here are a few quick tips to get you started with how to organize pictures:

  1. Decide if you want to have a marathon session and work on this project for three or four days straight, or sprint a little each day – working on your pictures for perhaps 30 minutes at a time each day for a month.
  2. Decide how you’d like to organize your pictures. By person? By event? Chronologically? There’s no one perfect way – just the way you’d like to refer to your pictures.
  3. Decide how you’d like to store your pictures. The quickest way to get pictures stored in an organized manner is to use small photo boxes (roughly the size of a shoe box). The next fastest option for easy storage is to use albums with the pre-divided sheets into which you can slide individual photos. Or, could you go digital and scan them?
  4. Decide what to do with your framed pictures. If you’re not going to hang a framed picture, you’ll need to ask yourself if you have room to store all of the frames. If you do, you can file them into a bin like you would books and clearly label the bin. You’ll want to use smaller bins since larger bins will become too heavy for you to safely lift. If you don’t have room for all of the frame storage, you can purchase a larger photo box to store the pictures you remove from the frames, and then donate the frames to Goodwill.

 

 

What are some of the ways you keep your photos organized?

 
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