The past few months we’ve spent a couple of days working on photo organization.
We’re going to do the same this month. And next month. And the next.
Until it becomes a Habit.
If you need to officially add it to your cleaning schedule, the by all means, go for it! Of course I’ll remind you as well.
Digital photos can be a major source of clutter! I know this personally. I know this because I hear about it from you.
So let’s get to work, shall we?
Our task for today is to declutter our digital photos:
- Connect your phone and camera to your computer and dump ALL of your photos into your photo software program.
- Then delete every photo on your phone and camera.
- Then….delete any photo that isn’t AMAZING.
As a reminder, here’s the least painful way to start deleting photos (in my opinion):
- Delete duplicate photos.
- Compare photos from each event; delete those that don’t convey something special about the event.
- Step back and look at the photos from an outsiders perspective. Are there any photos that would be Boring with a capital B to look at?
- Keep deleting photos until you’re left with only 2 or 3 of the most captivating photos that tell the story of the event. Of course there may be a few events that you want to keep a few more (i.e. a wedding) but those are the exception rather than the rule.
I know photo deletion is difficult at first. Trust me! I take a LOT of pictures! But it gets easier over time. Mostly because it’s easier – and more fun – to look back at those photos when there are fewer to sift through.
Your assignment for today:
- Continue working on habit #3.
- Get your digital photos in order!
- Keep working on your cleaning schedule.
By the way, I’d love to see what you declutter today (a before and after image would be awesome!). Upload a pic to instagram and tag me in it (instagram.com/idreamofclean) so I can see!