Before I wrap-up this challenge, lets take a look at the first three weeks of tasks...
Step 1: Locate all of your photos and place them in
one central location.
Step 2: Take all of your photos out of their current storage accessories.
Step 3: Sort photos according to size.
Step 4: Label the back of all photos.
Step 5: Sort the 4x6 photos.
Step 6: Place the sorted 4x6 photos in
individual storage units.
Step 7: Make labels for the front of each individual
photo holder. Then, place them in each container.
Step 8: Place the individual storage containers
back in the bigger unit. Then, place a label
on the front (of course!).
Now, to this week's final tasks, which involve containerizing and storing the 5x7, 8x10, and 11x14 photos. We will start with the 5x7 photos and photo cards...
Step 9: Containerizing the 5x7 photos
& photo cards.
I purchased a Recollections memory box to house my 5x7 photos and photo cards. These exact boxes can be found at Michaels, but you can also find similar versions at many other retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Hobby Lobby. This particular memory box was on sale for $2.00 when I visited Michaels.
After I took off all the packaging, I added my 5x7 photos and my photo cards.
Next, it was time to add a label to the front. I cut an index card and used my Brother label maker to create the label.
Step 10: Containerize the 8x10 photos.
For this step, I used one of the Craftologie scrapbook storage boxes I had purchased at JoAnns a couple of months ago. If you get these boxes on sale, they usually cost around $5.00.
I used the same label making process for this box as well.
Step 11: Find an ideal location to store the boxes.
I used the bottom shelf of my husband's bookcase in our office to store the two boxes.
And, I am sure you are wondering where I stored the 11x14 photos. It turns out I only had two of these photos, so I stored them under the 4x6 storage box in my living room entertainment center. You can barely even see them, which I was happy about!
I hope this photo challenge has helped everyone organize their photos. If not, I hope it at least got some ideas started and created some interest for you.
Stay tuned next week to see what monster I will tackle in July. Here is a hint... It seems like every room has one!!!