Here’s a tip for all of us organizationally-challenged individuals. Those of you with everything in it’s place – read no further!
Before I became “organized” (at least as far as my pictures are concerned!) I had pictures everywhere (hard copies and online). Here, there, everywhere, with little to no organization. A mere three and a half years ago (early 2007), I started to organize and catalog my pictures by making photo books.
I want to say I did this all on my own, but it’s not the truth. I contribute my one-time organizational genius to the nesting instinct during my pregnancy. Well, however it happened, for once, my attempts at organizing actually worked!! So I thought I would provide you with some tips so that you too can organize your pictures and bring a little bit of clutter-free living into your world!
Since I had to go back in time picking 2001 as my start date (the year my first child was born), I organized the pictures starting with the year and the event – for example “2001 Payton’s Birth”. For any miscellaneous pictures in that year I made a folder titled “2001 Misc”. I did this for each year until I had folder upon folder organized by year. That made it very easy to go back and do my year in review photo books. It also helped when planning out my time line as I could easily peruse the folders by year and then by event. One of my shining accomplishments, I must say! Now if I can only apply my picture organizational principles to my office….