February 16

Photos – Sorting

Posted by lori . 6 Comments


Every Thursday, I take a look at things I’d like to have taken care of “If I Die Today.”  This month, I started dealing with my containers and boxes of photos.  The first thing I had to do was believe and commit to solving this “problem.”  When I launched into this project, I was a little surprised to realize that what I truly believed was that I would never resolve this; that it would always be something that I would get to “later.”  Now, I’m committed to resolving this hoard of memories.

For me, the first step was to decide what I really wanted from my photos and memorabilia.  I wrote down what I want to achieve in my post last Thursday.

Now, I’m in the process of sorting.  I’m using a really nice box I purchased from Creative Memories to sort my snapshots.

I’m putting large pictures and family heirloom pictures in a drawer in my living room.  I wouldn’t recommend this as a long term storage solution, but for this project, it works fine.

I’m not dealing with memorabilia right now.  Years ago, I started these file boxes.  So papers go in them and memorabilia goes in plastic storage containers.

I have a box for negatives too.  Should I keep negatives?  Why?  I plan to scan my photos, so I’m not sure why I should keep negatives.  I would love feedback from those of you who have dealt with your photos and memorabilia.  I love hearing your ideas and experiences regarding these “If I Die Today” projects.

Daily Inspiration


Memory is a crazy woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food.

Austin O’Malley

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 3:00 am and is filed under If I Die Today. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

6 Responses to " Photos – Sorting"

  • Kat says:

    Oh my! Thanks for totally explaining my memory through this quote!!! I frequently explain that I can’t remember where I was supposed to be going or what I’m supposed to be getting at the store but can sing along word-for-word to every song I listened to (and loved) in the ’80’s! (Did I just date myself?)

  • houndstooth says:

    I haven’t ordered anything from Creative Memories in a long time, but I covet that box! I need to track one of those down. I would keep the negatives someplace. That’s just me, but it would be tough for me to toss those.

    That quote made me think of Lilac! 😀

  • I think I might already have mentioned what I did with my old photos! I love your “If I die today” series 🙂

  • Bassetmomma says:

    I love that box from Creative Memories. I have some negatives of my Grandmother’s, Mother’s and all mine. I just can’t seem to part with them because I always think “what if something happened to the original” .

  • Kirsten says:

    Very good idea. I have to combat my own hoarder tendencies with frequent purges, but some memories you just can’t toss.

  • Good idea!
    Dachshund Nola

Leave a Reply