Last year, I took on the challenge of streamlining my family’s entire photo collection into two photo storage cases, which holds around 2800 photos. I’m not gonna lie, this was a big undertaking! It was tedious, time-consuming and mentally exhausting. However, it was also one of the most rewarding projects and so worth the time spent knowing that our family’s memories are now all together and preserved for years to come. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
If you’ve been thinking about simplifying your photo collection, here are a few tips to guide you through the process:
- Gather all of your photos into one area, preferably a space that is clear and uninterrupted (especially if you don’t have the time to complete this in one sitting and plan to work on it over time).
- Start sorting through your photos and immediately toss any that are blurry, poorly lit or bad quality. Next, look for photos that don’t have any significance to you like nature, landscapes, or photos with people you don’t recognize. A helpful tip during this part of the process is to toss anything that you wouldn’t display in a frame or hang on the wall. Having this in the back of my mind while I was sorting through piles of photos helped so much when trying to decide what should stay and what should go.
- Once you have removed the photos you no longer want to keep, you should have a better idea as to how you want to organize them. You can group photos by year, family member, or even by activity (ie. holidays, vacation, etc.) Ultimately it’s up to you and what you feel will be the easiest to maintain moving forward.
- The last step is to decide on a storage solution. I love photo storage cases because they’re practical, don’t take up a lot of space and are easy to move around. Most of the cases I’ve seen are acid-free which helps preserve and protect your photos. I love the @irisusa storage case which can be found on Amazon but you can also find similar ones at most craft stores like @hobbylobby and @joann_stores.
How do you keep your photos organized? 📸
AD | You might remember a couple of months ago we had some storage built under our stairs, it’s definitely one of our favourite purchases for the house. I actually found @clever_closet through some interiors accounts here on Instagram I always get so much home inspiration on instagram. I messaged them for a quote and put a £100 deposit down straight away, it was installed in just one day and it makes my organisation loving self so happy. .
I was so pleased when they got in touch asking to work with me after they saw my post on my home account, it was something I was super excited to share when we had it done. So if you’re interested in having something like this in your home then check out @clever_closet, I’ve popped a swipe up in my stories if you want a free quote. .
What do you think of the transformation, swipe across for the before shots!
You guys!!! We've figured out what the perfect Friday night is.... staying in, and watching home improvement videos on YouTube! 🤓
Our latest find is @monicamangin's YouTube series The Weekender. It's amazing! Check out this light and bright reading nook she set up in an old attic. Shelves from pipes!!! 📚
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Smart addition of key hooks 👀👍
Applying our labels is super easy, and we always pop a full set of instructions into your order just in case you need them, our new website (coming very soon) will also have instructional videos just in case you're like me and hate reading instructions 😉
S- is for Storage. Everyone loves talking about storage solutions and I must admit , I’m the first to salivate over the Container Store website but ‘storage’ isn’t always the solution- think about why your storing something in the first place - is it to get it out of the way, will you ever use it or or are you just deferring your decision to part company? Storage so that you can access and see everything you have more easily is a different matter. Dividing drawers ‘bento box’ style to separate categories shows how containers can work really well. You will probably find you have what you need already ( those Tupperware boxes you never use because you’ve lost the lids? Repurpose into kitchen drawer separators). That old shoe box? Use it to separate items in your lingerie drawer.