by Susan McCarthy
Everyday practice: Question your reason or goal for working on a project so you stay focused on your desired end result.
Before you start organizing your photos – print and digital – you want to ask yourself this important question – What is your goal for organizing your photos?
If you don’t answer this question, you are going to waste a lot of time sorting and organizing photographs that just aren’t significant to you. Below are just a few reasons why you might want to curate your photos.
By deciding on your goal for organizing your photos, you’ll be clear that you don’t need pictures from the company cookout twenty-seven years ago – you aren’t in any of the photos and you haven’t kept in touch with anyone you worked with back then; but, you will keep the photo from the one time you went rock climbing.
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How to Organize a Lifetime of Photos
Why Are You Keeping that Photo? The Good, the Bad, and the Embarrassing
The ABC’S of Storing and Displaying Photos
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Sharing Photos with Family and Friends
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Susan, chief (and only) organized squirrel at A Less Cluttered Life, pursues learning, practicing, and sharing information about the everyday habits that can lead to living a better life.