My photo organizing project

As I begin my journey as a personal photo organizer, I thought it would be both helpful and fun to chronicle my own experience with organizing my many years worth of photos.

Even before I became a Creative Memories consultant 11 years ago, I was very good about getting my photos into the slide-in style albums or organizing many of them into fancy shoeboxes.  However, the ones in the albums aren’t labeled very well with dates and locations.  Note to readers: make sure you label your photos with a photo safe pencil.  Since I became a CM consultant, I have put many of my pictures into either traditional or digital photo albums.  Any photos that did not make it into albums are label and stored in photo safe archival boxes.  But, I still have lots of my pictures, as well as my partner’s pictures, stuffed into boxes, old albums or envelopes without much organization to them.  So, I am embarking on my own photo organizing adventure following the ABC’S of Photo Organizing, developed by APPO’s founder Cathi Nelson.

Here is my plan of action:

Step 1: dig out all the boxes from the closet under the basement stairs and place them all on a table. – Complete

Step 2: seperate the albums from the envelopes of photos and label them by date (as best I can), occasion, person, etc.
Step 3: set up my photo storage boxes with labels that correspond to the labels from Step 2.
Step 4: start pulling the photos out of the albums and putting them into the photo storage boxes.  While I am doing this I will sort thru and pull out all of the “C” photos – those to be tossed into the trash can.
Step 5: Pull out the photos I want scanned and send them to FotoBridge.  They will scan my photos to Linea as well as put them on a CD.
Stay tuned for updates.
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  1. I wish I had had your advice years ago when my grandmother was still with us…now so many of our family members will remain anonymous in our wonderful photos because we don’t know who they are.

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