Wow!! Never dreamed to be this busy….so organizing has been on my back burner but I am determined to squeeze it in my tight schedule because the longer I wait, the longer it’s going to take to organize the past 4 1/2 Years of pictures…I say 4 1/2 years because prior to Crawford….well we just didn’t take as many pictures!
So what I am doing now is creating folders to organize the ones that I have recently taken. I still have to go through the past 4 years pictures and weed out the bad ones and label, organize and print them, however right now…I am focusing on getting this years organized so I don’t get further behind.
I am creating subfolders ….labeling them by Month, and events. I am also making a folder and putting pictures I want to use for photo books in them so I can easily access them when I am ready to make books for the kids at the end of the year.
So for January I have a folder, then subfolders with descriptions of events. I am also renaming the pictures with names of who are in the pics and year. For example, Crawford 2012-1. This way if I want to search on my computer for all of Crawford’s pictures for 2012, I can easily locate them.
It’s a lot of work at first but it will make locating those favorite pictures years down the road a lot easier!
But don’t forget to also print them out! Hang them on the walls! Don’t let them hide on your computer for years to come!