Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Works For Me!

Here's another weekly installment sponsored by Shannon! I am really enjoying this feature and learning new tips on household ideas as well!

My Mom is here for the week and we got to talking about photo albums, hat boxes full of memorabilia, etc... and how I could condense some of this! So, she suggested a photo box for all of the pictures - removed from the albums. And, one hat box with certificates, diplomas, and things that were too big for the photo box. So, here is what I started out with:

And, after a lot of sorting between keep and toss, this is what I ended up with:

The smallest hat box only about 2/3 full and a 2/3 full photo box of before-David photos. I also got a photo box for David for before-Monica photos and then will get one for everything after we met and family stuff. This saves me a TON of storage space! Thanks for the idea, Mom!


Sandra said...

That is a GREAT idea :) Thanks for sharing, will definitely do this myself, I have way too many photos laying around LOL

My tip is also up on my blog already :)

Grace said...

Or you could do like me and buy a ton of scrapbooking supplies and then never have time to scrapbook so then you have to store that too on top of photos and documents!! HAHA!! But I do love to do it when I do have time so I am not kicking myself. What a great idea. Are you storage boxes photo safe? Just want your photos to last through the years.

Nettie said...

This kind of stuff does take up a ton of space. Especially when you start collecting for multiple kids. Great tip!

T!ff@ny said...

Great idea! I have "tons" of boxes with pics and keepsakes in! This gives me a great idea for a summer project!

Anonymous said...

Good for you--that is a good feeling to have stuff like that sorted away.

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

GOOD WORK! that is a lot of space saved. (i have the same hat box)

my tip is up (but it is kind of a weird one this week)