I made a baby book for my husband a few years ago. It was my first scrapbook and a huge undertaking….a little organization helped me out.
A few tips for keeping your photos organized for scrapbooking:
1. If you are making a physical scrapbook….make sure you print your photos on a regular basis! Make a schedule where you print your photos every month or maybe every two months. Send them off to Apple, Costco, Target….wherever is easiest to pick up!
2. If you are making a digital scrapbook….make a schedule to keep photos organized in folders or albums so that they are easy to find later. Make sure to back up your computer regularly so you don’t lose a year of photos!
3. When digital scrapbooking, keep a list of important events you want to cover and work chronologically. I find it’s easiest to label folders and albums on my computer by year, then month. If we go on a big trip I will have separate folder for that trip, but keep it within the month folder.
4. When you download photos from your digital camera try to sort and organize while the event is still fresh in your mind. Keep only the best photos. Delete all the bad ones. You don’t need 10 different photos of the kids posing at the zoo…..just one of two is probably enough.
5. When working with physical photos put them in a large envelope by date or event and file them in order. Then work envelope by envelope. It makes it more manageable and easy to leave your project in a place where you can easily pick it back up.
Most importantly, make sure to back up your files! Here’s an easy way to organize your digital files and index them.
Make sure to check out the new Wendy’s scrapbooking app to put your photos into gorgeous books!
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