Photo Organizing Supplies

You’ve decided to finally get started on your printed photo organizing project but unsure of what supplies you will need?  Here is a list of what I keep in my tool box.

  • Containers of various sizes for short term sorting and storage of photos and memorabilia. Shoebox sized boxes or bins are the best size to use.  You can also find inexpensive photo storage boxes at a craft store that work well.  But, remember, these are only temporary.
  • Photo labeling pencil –a safe way to label your photos. I do not recommend writing on a photo with a regular pen or pencil.  I purchase my photo labeling pencils from Archival Methods.
  • Index cards – To be used in the sorting process to divide your photos by category, label each section, and record stories.
  • Post-It notes of various sizes – To be used to label sorting boxes and bins, write notes on the back of photos, and for much more.
  • Envelopes of various sizes to be used for sorting and temporary storage of your photos
  • Pen, pencil
  • Small note book for recording progress and keeping your family timeline and other notes.
  • Dental floss or small spatula– To assist with removing photos from old sticky albums.
  • Trash bags for photos you are not keeping.
  • Archival safe photo box for long-term storage of photos and memorabilia – I recommend the following vendors:


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