How to Organize Photos Using The Container Store’s Picture Boxes

Hi everyone. It’s Alejandra. And I hope you
guys are having a fantastic Tuesday. By the time I post this video, it’s probably going
to be Wednesday. But anyways, I was brainstorming this morning on what type of videos to do
in the next few weeks and I know a lot of you guys have requested a certain topic for
a video like a toy room video or a garage video or like back to school, or I don’t know,
there had been a lot of ideas that have been thrown out there. And thank you so much for
requesting those videos. Some videos are hard to do. Toy room, I don’t
have kids so it’s kind of hard to find a toy room. I could go to my sister’s house. Maybe
I will do that. Garage, I don’t have a garage. I live in a condo. So again, I might have
to go to like my parent’s house or my sister’s house. So I do appreciate the ideas and I
am trying really hard to do all the topics that you guys suggest. So please, keep suggesting
videos and I promise I will get to them very soon. Anyways, OK. So this morning, I was thinking
of topics to do and one of the ones that I came up with was organizing your photos. I
haven’t done a video on it. I haven’t shown a product and I haven’t shown my system so
I thought I would do that today. So let me show you what I do that works really
well. It’s easy to maintain. It’s easy to find what you’re looking for if you’re showing
someone your photos. This is the system I use for all of my print photos. My digital
photos is a whole another video. I will consider doing that another time. But this is my print
photos and where I keep them. Basically, it’s a plastic clear photo box
that I got from The Container Store. I think it was like $11.99 or something. I will try
and post a link at the bottom if you are interested in this product. But inside of the photo box
are six mini photo boxes just like this. OK. So what I’ve done here is I’ve taken all of
the photos from around my house. So like any photo that wasn’t in a frame, that was just
like floating around in a drawer or in a file that didn’t really have a home, I took all
those pictures, put them in one pile, and then I sorted all the pictures by either event
or by year. And by year is kind of tricky if you have
a lot of photos because some photos don’t really have the year printed on the back and
sometimes you can’t really remember where it’s from and when it was taken. So organizing
it by event is a lot easier. So I have kind of done both. I remembered what year it was
so I’ve done both. OK. So for example, this one right here, it
has the name of my high school that I went to and then it has the year. So inside of
this one has all of my high school pictures and then the year they were taken. And I don’t
think I have that many high school pictures. So I think this is like all four years from
high school into this one thing. Again, it’s organized by category. It may not be exact
but it’s organized. And I’ve done the same thing with all the
other ones. So this was a trip to Miami in 2006. So I took the whole stack and put them
inside of one of these clear photo boxes, I labeled Miami on the front and then I put
the year down here. Again, if you don’t remember the year, just don’t put the year. Just put
the event. If you don’t have a label maker, it’s not
a problem. You could just grab like 2 to 3-inch piece of duct tape, masking tape or painter’s
tape. Put the piece of tape on the front of the photo box and then take a permanent marker
and then just label whatever your category is. OK. So once everything is sorted by category,
event, or year and they’re containerized inside of here then they all just go inside of this
photo box just like this. So one thing I would do differently if I was going to go back and
reorganize this or – I mean I can still do this but I’m probably not going to do this
because I don’t even look at photos that often. But one thing I would do differently is label
the top of these photo boxes up here as opposed to labeling the front because when you label
the top, you can just open this and then see immediately all your categories or all your
years or all your events or whatever your photos consist of. So anyways, this is how I organized all of
my photos. Again, they are sorted by category, event, year, they’re containerized, labeled,
and then I keep this box inside of my living room so if I want to show any of my friends
photos or want to reminisce, I know exactly where to go. I find exactly what I’m looking
for in less than 10 seconds. And the hardest part is like flipping through the stack of
photos and finding the exact one I want. So I will post a link to this product at the
bottom of the video and you can check it out if you like the idea and you’re looking to
organize all of your photos in a super easy way that’s going to save you time and cause
you less stress. All right. I will see you guys soon. Bye!

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