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4 Reasons Why You Need to Scan Your Old Slides

4 Reasons Why You Need to Scan Your Old Slides

 

Why You Need To Hire A Photo Organizer

Why You Need To Hire A Photo Organizer

Have you ever thought about hiring a photo organizer? You know, someone to take that jumble of photos in the box in the closet and make it make sense again. What about someone to help you figure out how to get all of your digital pictures combined into one place instead of on a variety of old hard drives, SD cards and online photo storage sites?  There is a group of people out there who love these kinds of challenges and we are called photo organizers. And I think you need to hire one.

 

Back to School Organizing Roundup

Back to School Organizing Roundup

(This blog originally appeared on the Good Life Organizing website.)

 

Either school is already back in session for your kids or it will be soon. So it’s that time of year when organizing experts share their wisdom on how to make the back-to-school process go a little more smoothly.

Organizing Your Digital Photos: Getting Started

Organizing Your Digital Photos: Getting Started

We all have a lot of photos stored in our albums or boxes but those aren’t the only kinds of pictures that can cause clutter.  Every day we take thousands and thousands of digital pictures and they cause as much clutter as the paper pictures.

If you are under the age of 35 or so, you probably don’t have as many print pictures as those of us who are a bit older.  Most of your pictures are digital and locked inside of your devices. Let’s talk about a few basic steps to start organizing your digital photos.

Get Your Digital Photos Together

When you want to get control of your digital photographs, the essential first step is to gather everything into one place.  For your digital images that one place is likely to be your computer but could also be a dedicated external hard drive.

Organizing for Back to School: The Academic Planner

Organizing for Back to School: The Academic Planner

If you have a middle schooler or a high schooler, there is one school supply that is essential for keeping them organized this school year…a good academic planner. Without a planner the only real way your child has to keep of other assignments and due dates is in his or her head. We all know that method rarely works out well.

If you have an elementary school student, it’s never to early to start teaching them how to use a planner. My kids’ elementary school gave planners (they called them agendas) to every student and it was a great way for the parents to know what was coming up in school and to communicate with the teachers.

Professional Organizer Andi Willis: Glad To Meet You

Professional Organizer Andi Willis: Glad To Meet You

The essential nature of my job is very, very personal. I am literally in people’s underwear drawers on a regular basis. (Color me thankful when a client once told me I didn’t need to organize her box of sex toys. Yikes!) When I organize and scan client’s precious family photos, they are often letting me into the most intimate moments of their lives, including random shots of husbands napping in their undies and children running around in the sprinklers in their birthday suits.

Organizing Photos: Do You Really Need to Keep Them All?

Organizing Photos: Do You Really Need to Keep Them All?

You have thousands of pictures in photo albums, developers envelopes and assorted bins and boxes. You also have thousands of digital pictures on your computer, your phone and an array of USB drives and SD cards. There are some truly precious pictures in those thousands of photos, really, there are. But all they all treasures? Do you really need to keep them all? As a Certified Personal Photo Organizer, I’m going to tell you the cold hard truth. The answer is no.

In your treasure trove of photos you probably have numerous: