Last month we 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! But I’ll also remind you too because digital photos are such a huge area of clutter right now. I know this personally. I know this because I hear about it from you.
So let’s get to work, shall we?
Our first task every month will be the same.
- 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….get to deleting.
As a reminder, here’s the least painful way to start deleting photos (in my opinion):
- Delete duplicate photos.
- Compare photos from the same event and delete the ones 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 have 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 norm.
I know deleting photos is difficult. 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 #1.
- Get photos off your camera and phone.
- Delete a few (most?) of your digital photos.
- Keep working on your cleaning schedule.