Welcome to day 3 of my scrapbooking tip series. Today we are talking about organizing photos. In this age of cell phones with such great cameras we take so many photos that it’s important to have a system to organize them. Having a well organized system makes it easy to find what you are looking for.
There is no right or wrong way to organize your photos. Just find what works, and makes sense for you, and then be consistent with it.
Here’s how I organize my personal digital photos:
- I start with a Family Photos folder
- Within that file I have a yearly folder
- And then a monthly folder
- Within the monthly folder I may have several other folders. If we took a holiday, there would be a folder that is titled where we went – for example Italy/Greece Trip. If we celebrated an occasion, I have a separate folder for that with all the photos for that occasion. My random every day photos from that month are included in the folder of the month they were taken.
- All my more recent photos are stored on the Cloud but I also have an external hard drive that they get saved onto. Which reminds me that I haven’t done a back up in a couple months.
Here’s a great blog post that goes into a bit more detail on organizing your digital photos.
As for printed photos, you can follow the same system – just make sure that however you choose to store them, is safe for the photos. I shared what I did with all my printed photos, layouts and memorabilia in this video from a few years ago. This was a HUGE project that took me a couple months to complete but it was SO worth it. I now have everything all organized in chronological order and can easily flip through any of my albums to find photos that inspire me to create a layout.
Today’s layout is another from my 2019 album which includes a couple photos of my husband and daughter. As Jordyn gets older she gets more and more like her Dad. She has started noticing it and even her boyfriend has commented how much alike they are. One night after dinner, I turned around to see them both hovering over the frying pan and using serving spoons to clean it out. So fun!
Have a creative day,
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