My decision to begin a long overdue
project usually begins with a sense of urgency.
This time was no different.
I literally woke up one day and thought,
”I need to get all of our photographs organized.”
*I have a million photos on my hard drive.
*I have transferred these photos to an external hard drive that I do not understand, don’t know how to access, and don’t trust.
*Walgreen’s sends me frequent emails stating how inexpensive it is to have prints and CDs created.
At that point of decision-making, I still wasn’t ready.
I needed to really be honest about what I was willing to do and how much time I was willing to spend .
I went to Hobby Lobby and bought photo boxes.
They were $3.99 and had an additional discount.
I then created the labels for my boxes by family member’s name.
I created labels, remembering to create a label for something
important to me.
I plan to add a box labeled Blog as well.
Here are a few additional tips:
*Do not skip the soul searching step. It may work better for you to spend more time
with more steps.
I just couldn’t do it. It just isn’t in my DNA.
*Do not try and remove fossilized photos from old albums to reorganize them.
It isn’t going to end well.
They’ve been doing fine all these years.
I also decided to let that go.
* I didn’t want giant photo boxes. I have standard cabinets/shelves,
and I wanted simple, easy access. I didn’t want to bang myself in the head each time
I took a box off the shelf.
*I also learned that Walgreen’s has a scanning kiosk.
Yes, I have a scanner with my printer, but I would much rather take stacks of
old photos to Walgreen’s, scan them, and have a CD created all at one time.
I can then have CDs created for family members.
*Next, I need to figure out a system for my memory cards.
I haven’t had a system quite honestly.
Do you have any suggestions?
Do any of you use card readers?
Do you download photos from your camera directly to your hard drive?
Please offer your own ideas .
I bet you aren’t surprised!
Happy New Year dear friends!
I have decided to name my system:
It is What it Is Photo System.