52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace – Photos, Negatives, Memorabilia, & Ephemera

collage showing photo organization with text: How To Organize Photos, Negatives, Etc. Welcome to week 18 of the 52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace challenge. This week is exciting. Well, sort of. Lol… It’s also more than likely going to be extremely time-consuming for most of us, so don’t panic if you’re not finished by the time I post next week’s challenge.

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At the very least, figure out a system. You can work on actually implementing it a little at a time over the next few weeks or months. 10 minutes here and there really makes a difference. And before you know it, all of your photos, negatives, memorabilia, & ephemera will be organized.

I’m willing to bet that most of us have these types of things stashed away somewhere and they haven’t seen the light of day in… well, forever. After all, this is the digital age. And more than likely most of our photos are just that. What’s your take? Do you have lots of boxes of photos in a perpetual state of chaos waiting to be scrapped or do you print photos as you need them and scrap them shortly thereafter?

photo organization on laptop computer
I’m definitely all for digital. And the overwhelming majority of my photos are organized on my laptop in folders based on either month and year or topic. Unedited photos are organized by just month and year. Edited photos are organized by topic.

One of the things on my to-list this week is to get all of those photos backed-up.

Here’s the thing, though. I still have a lot of organizing to do. And there’s of course the issue of printed photos too. I had stacks and stacks of photos given to me from when I was a kid along with photos from when I was a teenager that my friends and I took. Those were the days, right? Lol… They’re loosely sorted by topic and stored in old photo boxes.

stack of printed photos
Do some brainstorming and take some time to think about how you’re going to organize photos, negatives, memorabilia, & ephemera and then get to it. Don’t forget to share before and after pictures.

If you’re struggling, take a look at these amazing ideas or check out what we’ve pinned to our 52 Weeks – Workspace & Workflow group Pinterest board. Hopefully, you can find something that inspires you.

Three Ways To Organize Photos from Clean Mama

What Should I Keep? Sorting Through Memorabilia from Clean Mama

Project Life Organization from A Bowl Full Of Lemons

Keepsake Boxes from A Bowl Full Of Lemons

One Year To More Organized Photos from Simple As That

Tips For Organizing Kids’ School Papers from Simple As That

Do you have an awesome idea for organizing photos, negatives, memorabilia, & ephemera? Leave a comment and share.

If you’re interested in seeing how I organized my entire creative space, you can check out How I Organized All the Small Things in My Creative Space and How I Organized My Entire Creative Space.

Are you ready to finally get your creative space organized once and for all? Join thousands of other creative mamas who are doing just that with this free 52 Weeks to an Organized Workspace challenge.

Psst… If you haven’t already, you’re definitely going to want to come hang out with us in our 52 Weeks Facebook group. That’s where we’ll be chatting about the challenges and our creative spaces.

Just to review, here’s your to-do list for this week.

1. Answer the question of the week.
2. Decide how you want to organize photos, negatives, memorabilia, & ephemera.
3. Buy whatever supplies you need to and get started.
4. Share before and after pictures.

Also, if you missed it, you can find 5 reasons we struggle to keep our creative spaces organized 5 Reasons We Struggle With Keeping Our Creative Spaces Organized.

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Thanks so much for visiting. See you next week!

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