Some of the most treasured items can be the most difficult to organize. When it comes to photographs, whether prints, negatives, or digital files, it is essential to have a system in place for organizing the captured memories. You knew I was going to suggest a system, right? Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
-Invest in a few inexpensive photo storage boxes and label them.
-Keep several sturdy envelopes on hand for negatives, and keep the negatives with the original photos.
-Create files for digital pictures so that as soon as you upload pictures from your camera you can drop them into the appropriate folders (holidays, dates, people, special events…).
I recently set up a new system in my own home computer for all of the digital photos. Take the time to set up an intuitive system for YOU. A bit of prep time to gather or create these supplies will save you hours of time searching for that favorite photograph, and the integrity of your physical pictures will also be preserved. Then you can sit back, smile and revisit all those fun memories.
Are the water bottles multiplying while your back is turned? In most homes there is at least one cupboard just for dishes, or perhaps one for each type of dish. You can revamp your kitchen cupboard space for your dishes in a few easy steps. Your kitchen will be transformed into a more efficient and less cluttered place.
-Empty all of the cupboards and sort the dishes by function and size.
-Keep all of the dishes you use most frequently in the cupboard with the most convenient access, or close to where it is used.
-Donate dishes that you just don't need or use... they are only wasting valuable space.
-Consider cabinet options such as wire shelving units to double the vertical space, pull-out dish racks, or even upright plate storage units.
-Line shelves to keep dishes from sliding around as you put them away.
Below are some pics to inspire your cupboard creativity. Which kitchen cupboard will you tackle today? I would love to hear about it in the comments.