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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.

Youth Summit workshop to be held at Southwest High School

Youth Summit workshop to be held at Southwest High School

A free parent/teen youth summit workshop is being held Saturday at Southwest Magnet High and Law Academy in Macon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, according to a news release from the Georgia Legal Services Program. The workshop, the release states, is being held to discuss data on issues and strategies parents should consider to prevent their child from becoming a high-school dropout. 

This event is sponsored by GLSP, the Georgia Appleseed Center for Law & Justice, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.: Epsilon Beta Lambda Chapter and the Macon Bar Association.

Refreshments will be served. 

For more information, please contact Joe Lindsey at 478-737-2066.

Second round of 5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program begins

Macon-Bibb County completed a full year of its expanded 5 x 5 Program on April 3 and will begin the second round with District 1 from April 20 – May 22, 2015. Working with District 1 Commissioner Gary Bechtel, the area to receive the targeted services will be encompassed by Northside Drive, Wesleyan Drive, Oxford Road, Oxford Circle, and Marlowe Drive. To view a map of the District 1 area receiving the focused services – as well as reports and maps from previous Districts – click here and select the “5 x 5 Neighborhood Improvement Program” tab.

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.