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Dealing with Magnetic Photo Albums

Dealing with Magnetic Photo Albums

If you are over the age of 40, you probably know what I’m talking about when I say magnetic photo albums. These are the ubiquitous photo albums from the 70s, 80s and 90s with the plastic page covers and the slightly sticky pages guaranteed to hold your precious photos in place like a magnet. The problem is that now that we are in the 2010s, these albums are eating away at our pictures and when we try to remove the photos, often they are stuck in place. Talk about frustrating!

 

Organizing: Do You Need a Resolution Reboot?

Organizing: Do You Need a Resolution Reboot?

Back on January 1 did you make a resolution, maybe to lose weight or to get more organized this year? I wanted to check in with you and see how that was going so far this year. 

The Dumping Grounds: Get Rid of the Clutter Piles

The Dumping Grounds: Get Rid of the Clutter Piles

Let’s admit it. We all have a dumping ground in our homes. It might be a corner of the kitchen counter. It might be a chair in the bed room or even the elliptical machine in the office. It could even be an entire room. The dumping ground is the place where random stuff gets piled and stacked until it is in danger of toppling over.

I’m not backed up by scientific research here but my guess is that 95% of us have at least one dumping ground in our home. For me it tends to be a corner of my kitchen counter where mail collects and my dining room which is rarely used for eating but frequently holds school and work projects, donations waiting to go to Goodwill and often my husband’s bike and bike tools.

What can we do to reduce the size of the dumping ground or maybe even eliminate it all together?

Deal With It

Organizing: I Give You Permission To Get Rid Of...

Organizing: I Give You Permission To Get Rid Of...

Today I give you permission to let go of:

 

Photos, Photos Everywhere: Where are Your Pictures

Photos, Photos Everywhere: Where are Your Pictures

One of the first steps any photo organizer will tell you to take when you want to organize your pictures is to gather your photos all together in one place.  Even I have said that a time or two. This step, however, may be still very overwhelming for you. To help get you started on this quest to find all of your printed pictures and your digital photos, I’ve brainstormed a couple of lists to help you get started.

 

12 More Organizing Basics

12 More Organizing Basics

 

Organizing basics are simple, easy to follow ideas that give you a good foundation for decluttering and simplifying your daily life. We’ve talked about 9 of them before. Here are 12 more for you.

Your Pictures Are Your Stories: Tell Them

Your Pictures Are Your Stories: Tell Them

What are pictures? Sure, they are images printed on paper or bits and bytes on your computer, but when all is said and done they are the stories of your life. They capture all the moments of your life - the first moments of your daughter’s life, your grandmother’s college friends, the pride on your husband’s face as he accepts a well-deserved award, what you had for lunch.