September is Save Your Photos Month. But what does that mean? The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by Certified Personal Photo Organizer (APPO) to teach us how to preserve life’s irreplaceable photos, videos and documents, in case of unforeseen accident or disaster.
To me saving your photos means protecting them from disaster but also putting them into some kind of system (physical or digital) so you can enjoy them…instead of just tossing them in the nearest closet or old computer. Over the past 5 years I have shared many ways that you can save and organize your photos and mementos. As a Certified Personal Photo Organizer I care deeply about not only preserving your treasures but also getting them “out of the box” so you can enjoy them again.
You Want to Organize Your Photos (and Save Them Too!)
When I look at my top 10 most popular blog posts in the past 6 months, 8 of them are about organizing photos! That tells me there is a real desire to save and organize your photos. In case you’ve missed these posts before, in honor of Save Your Photos Month, here are 10 of my most popular photo organizing posts.
What is your biggest photo organizing/preservation struggle? Tell me in a comment.
If you are really struggling with your print photos, you may want to also check out my Get My Print Photos Organized DIY Organizing Guide. Use the coupon code SavePhotos17 to save 15% on everything in the store until Oct. 15, 2017.
Not a blog post per se but this page shares are some of my favorite tools that I personally use when organizing photos. I believe you will find them helpful as well.
Are you ready to organize your printed photos but aren’t sure exactly what tools and supplies would be handy? Let me the guesswork out of that question for you. These are tools and supplies that I use in my personal photo organizing as well as with my client’s photos.If you want to #saveyourphotos, you need the proper tools. Click To Tweet
Organizing your photos is on your to-do list, right? But for some reason, it never rises to the top of the important things that need to get done. You know you should but….
Does organizing your photos so you can look at them more often sound good? 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.
Are you hesitant to organize your printed photos because you don’t know where to start? Here are few tips to help you get going.
Every month people take more than 10 billion photos and in 2017 that number is estimated to grow to over 1.3 trillion. That’s trillion with a “T”. No wonder we are all overwhelmed by our pictures.No. You don't really need to keep every one of those old pictures. Really. Click To Tweet
You’ve got photo clutter. I know 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?
Slides, Trays of Slides, Boxes of Slides, Slide Projectors, Light Bulbs for Slide projectors…all of these things seem like items from a gone-by era. And truthfully they are.
If you want to work with a photo organizer near you to help you organize your photos, visit the Association of Personal Photo Organizers to find one in your area. *This post may contain affiliate links. This means if you purchase from a link, I may receive a small commission with no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting my business! See my disclosure policy for full details.