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Organizing Your Photos: Have A Plan

Organizing Your Photos: Have A Plan

Last week we shared that the first step in getting your photos (digital and print) more organized is to gather them all in one place. Now that your dining room table is covered in boxes of prints and your computer is busting at the seams with your huge My Pictures file, what you do now?

As with any good organizing project, you need to take a little time to make a plan. Diving in willy-nilly may seem like the way to get started but it can lead to overwhelm and exhaustion fairly quickly.  Take a moment to survey the photos you have before you.

Organizing Your Photos: Getting Started

Organizing Your Photos: Getting Started

Would you like to have your printed photos more organized so you can look at them more often? How about your digital pictures - would you like to be able to quickly find that adorable shot of your daughter in Kindergarten to post on Facebook? Most of us have strong connections to our photos, or more technically to the memories they capture, but frequently they are at the bottom of our priority lists when it comes to taking care of them.

Spring Fling 2015 Final Roundup: 30 Day Decluttering Challenge

Spring Fling 2015 Final Roundup: 30 Day Decluttering Challenge

Wow! It’s hard to believe that April is over and so is the Spring Fling! Thank you to everyone who participated. I hope each and everyone were able to tackle at least one of the Flings. This is always lots of fun and we’ll do it again in the Fall.

If you missed a fling or two, here is a quick roundup for you.

Day 1 - Socks and Underwear

Spring Fling Day 30: Fridge

Spring Fling Day 30: Fridge

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 30: Fridge - It’s time to tackle the refrigerator. Let’s start by disposing of those questionable leftovers and then move on to checking expiration dates. It’s amazing how quickly they sneak up on you. Shelf by shelf remove everything and give the shelves a quick wipe with a warm, soapy rag. When you put the food back in, it’s helpful to group like things together. I even like using acrylic bins and lazy susans to group items together. Your fridge doesn’t have to be a scary place so start flinging those science experiments!

Spring Fling Day 29: Sheets

Spring Fling Day 29: Sheets

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 29:  Sheets - Today’s fling takes us to the linen closet. Pull out your sheets and pillow cases. Put together matching sets, then fling sheets that are threadbare, have worn-out elastic or no longer fit any of the beds you have. Also pare down the number of sheet sets you have. Two sets per bed is usually a gracious plenty. A little sheet tip for you: fold your top and fitted sheets and put them inside the pillow case for quick grab and go.

Spring Fling Day 28: Gardening Supplies

Spring Fling Day 28: Gardening Supplies

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 28: Gardening Supplies - Spring had sprung so let’s celebrate by decluttering our gardening supplies. Fling gloves with holes and the shovel with the broken handle.  Take a little stroll around your yard. Do you still have your winter flags out? Are some of your garden gnomes looking a little worse for wear? It’s a good time of year to fling those things! Let’s make a fresh start this Spring. What? You live in an apartment or have no yard and therefore no garden decorations? Take a little time to clean up around your front and back doors.

Spring Fling Day 27: DVR

Spring Fling Day 27: DVR

Welcome to the Spring Fling. Join us every day in April to start flinging the clutter from your life!

Spring Fling Day 27: DVR - Today let’s fling some digital clutter.  Go to your DVR and delete shows you’ve either already watched or will never get around to watching. Be honest with yourself! Just delete them and poof, more room on the newest episode of Mad Men.

Now go flinging!  Please come back and tell me how many DVR’d shows you were able to fling today. #organize #springfling