Thursday, July 29, 2010


Accomplishment, originally uploaded by A!ison.
After lots of organizing and trashing this is what consists of our photos. Please believe me when I say, this is a HUGE improvement. That's eight photo boxes but two are empty so I have room to grow, or not. And a handful of photo albums. At a later time and date, I will try to downsize those albums even more.

If you are in desperate need to get your pictures categorized but don't know where to start, this is how I went about getting this very overwhelming task complete...

I went to Joann's and bought 8 photo boxes. I got them on sale for about $3 a box.

I took scrap paper and decided how I was going to break down the photos. I chose:
Alison 0-18 years and the 90's
Special K 0-18 years and the 90's
Us from 2000 to 2010
Negatives and picture cd's
The other two are empty as I mentioned.
I wrote these "era's" on scrap pieces of paper and placed them in front of each open box. Then I pitched pictures in the corresponding era as if throwing a deck of cards into a hat.

If the picture was blurry, had duplicates or was so random I had no recollection of the place or people, I pitched it. Seriously. This was hard at first but I knew necessary if I wanted to get it under control. I figure out of all six boxes, there was a small handful of pictures I truly enjoyed looking at. Of those few, only a small number were worth framing or even posting to Facebook. =) So why on earth am I keeping the other 1,000 pictures? I guess it's because I'm a sentimental sap. So if I can throw away a few pictures, I know you can too.

So that's it. $24 later and 6 hours of my time, it's done. What a great feeling it is to get something accomplished that you've been wanting to get accomplished for a long time. Hope you get something crossed off your long-term list soon too!


A great big shoutout to my big lil' brother. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Brother!!


Brandi said...

Wow..I SOOOO need to do that. Mine are in random albums and in boxes. I do belive you have inspired me!

RollerScrapper said...

Wowsers, nice work!