If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Friday, July 27, 2012

yet another switch-a-roo that led to another big project

just like that book, 
  if you give a mouse a cookie, 
one thing leads to another 

The computer - craft room before the switching started
but it is a mess because this set up is just not working.
My supplies are mostly in big storage containers and in the closet where it is hard to find and see things.  
guest room as it looked before I started switching things ..

So,  I decided to move all those tall white shelves to the computer room to store fabric and  craft supplies.  

the shelves have been moved but that was the easy part - now I have to organize everything

Nina's old furniture got moved to the guest room
and I am wondering how all those books on will fit on those 2 sets of shelves.

I  have more work to do and it may get worse before it gets better!

I started this project in June- now it almost the end of July and it is getting close to be finished.  
I've also been ruthlessly decluttering closets and drawers and cabinets.  My friend Terri said she is also cleaning out and pretending to be moving,  asking herself "would I move this?" about everything.
I am not going quite that deep but I am culling out lots.  

and while I was cleaning out,  I found another big project that needs to be done- 

this is just part of 30+ years of family photos,
what a jumbled mess, right?
There is no good way at all to store all those assorted size albums and boxes.
Our wedding photos came in some very nice brown leather albums but that leather has deteriorated and   flaking off onto  whatever it touches.

So for now,  I have been taking all the photos out.
Then I plan to sort them by events, child, family- etc.
I hope to store them in safe storage boxes with dividers but have not gone shopping for these boxes I have dreamed up.

How do you store your photos?  Any suggestions?  


  1. You've been busy, Rhonda. I have so much to do in my craft room and I have NO energy with which to do it.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs, Cindy

  2. Looks like we've been bitten by the same bug. :)

    I haven't done anything with family photos. Nothing. Ugh. That's a huge project I don't even want to think about yet. haha.

  3. Looks like so many are busy decluttering and changing things up, myself included though I'm not lucky enough to have an extra craft room. I wish! As for photos, I gave up having photo albums long ago because they take up so much room.

    I keep a lot of photos in photo boxes where they can be grouped together in envelopes with the date and location written on the front. I can keep years of photos on one box. I am going to get rid of a lot of them but that project can wait awhile. These days, I keep photos on line or on hard drive and only print a very few as gifts.

  4. That is a lot of work you are doing, but you will enjoy all your organized spaces when you are done! I'm not much help with ideas for the photos. I've got lots of old photo albums too!

  5. Great Work Rhonda! I had the same problem with a bunch of albums that didn't line up nicely together so I put them in photo boxes with dividers of course I don't half as many photos as you have !

  6. Good luck with the photo storage!! I have all of mine in albums for now as I work (not very often) on getting them all in scrapbooks. Not neat and tidy but at least thay are all in one place. Your room is coming together so nice, can't wait to see how it turns out!!!!

  7. I've gotten sidetracked on my 'move' decluttering...Must get back to it but first there is jury duty.

    Photos: I had many multiples and I set some aside for each child, some I set aside to make copies of to share with them and some I merely gave a copy to one child and not another. I still have lots of photos, but now each one of the children has some of our memories tucked away too.

    I need to get more of the photo boxes to store mine.

    You mentioned having some with old 'friends' in them with the children. Ask them what they'd like you to do with them. And tell them to be nice when answering, lol!


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