Monday, January 19, 2015

Digital Photo Organization

This has been a sensitive issue for me, well... for years! Back in 2007 my nephew Joseph was born. Two days later he passed away from complications of Group B Strep. Ever since when I would come across a photo of him on my computers I saved it in a massive nest of folders, reguardless as to whether I thought I already had the photo, I still saved it again. Years later the massive group of folders has grown to over 8GB's.

There is something about photos of loved ones who have passed away that makes it difficult to eliminate duplicate photos because it's not like you can take another photo in case it gets lost. That being said a week before Christmas my laptop was stolen and THOUSANDS of photos were lost on it because they hadn't been backed up yet. Thankfully Joseph's photos were among a small group that had been saved on my external hard drive.

So in the spirit of my challenge to get reorganized I am finally tackling this task tonight! So stand and when I am finished I will post a photo of the completed project!

What themes of digital photos do you wish you had organized? Perhaps you have printed photos too you would like to have neatly organized.

Status Update 4:10PM EST: I just found what I thought was lost for forever on the laptop that was stolen, the only video of Joseph while he was alive. I was so sure I had all the photos but didn't think I got it backed up on the external hard drive. That so made my night!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I am starting this blog as an experiment. For the last 9 1/2 years of me and my fiancée's relationship I have been living at home with my Mom and Stepdad. Back in May of 2014 Josh proposed. From that moment I knew the countdown had begun to get reorganized so that when we find our house/apartment the transition will be a lot easier. Than being said, I have been a big scrapbooker for the last 15 years. In that time I have accumulated ALOT of supplies. That hobby transitioned into my love of planners which allow me to stay more organized. My poor fiancée must be so worried with what of my stuff is going to be in his future place!

So here is my pledge, I have until June 27, 2015 to get my life reorganized into a way that will work better for me as I transition from a Miss to a Mrs. As I have been mentally processing this overwhelming task I have come to realize that I may not be the only person in this situation. Even if you aren't getting married, or if you are married already, I hope following along on my journey helps to inspire you in your goals to get reorganized!