Wednesday, November 7, 2012

project organization :: project life photos

Once upon a time... long, long ago... I decided I wanted to jump on the Project Life bandwagon.  I've always been an avid fan of memory keeping... specifically capturing the everyday moments of life.  I'm really good at taking lots and lots of pictures... but not so great at actually printing my photos and putting them in some type of album.  Enter Project Life.  It's an awesome memory-keeping system designed by Becky Higgins with the purpose of simplifying scrapbooking.  

Only problem??  I'm a tad behind.

Like 7 months behind.

Yeah...

I've been doing a great job of keeping a bunch of shit... ahem... I mean, precious memories.  I've even been doing a pretty decent job of printing my photos... but I haven't gotten much further than that.  See that box in the bottom right corner of the photo above?  Yeah... that's my July and August photos... unopened.   Some might call it hoarding... I call it documenting life:)

Well.  This past weekend I finally decided to tackle the massive pile of photos and stuff.  I opened that box of photos.  I sorted through months and months of memorabilia.  I purged through the bits and scraps of paper.  I separated the photos and stuff as best as I could... by month.
But then my OCD kicked in and I took it a step further.  I separated the bits and pieces by week.  When I actually work on my Project Life album, I document our lives week-by-week.  So, it made the most sense for me to go ahead and separate things into weekly piles.
I folded sheets of paper in half... jotted the week down with a sharpie... and even wrote the exact dates in the upper right corner.  Then, the real fun began.  I tucked all the bits of memorabilia and photos pertaining to each week right inside of the folded sheet of paper.  Then, before you knew it, I went from this...

to this...
Some might call it crazy... I call it progress.  

Now... if only I could make some time to actually sit down and start doing some of this...

Sigh... soon.  Very soon.

6 comments:

Lindsey Brackett said...

Want to come tackle mine? 10 years worth of boxes of photos....

Hanna said...

I've never heard of this before, but I love it! Such a great idea!

Hillary said...

bahahaha. I love you.

Tiffany said...

What a great project! This is awesome! New to your blog---excited to be a follower!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

chrystinanoel.com said...

Looks like you can do this while watching your favorite movie :)

**** April **** said...

This is genius! I just gotta tell ya! Simple, organized, and I LOVE it because I, too, have OCD tendencies. :)