Did you get a chance to see the article in the Star Tribune recently titled “Tidy up digital photos and files by using cloud-based storage”?
The article talks about Marie’s view on decreasing clutter and storing old photos digitally in the cloud, instead of storing in paper form or throwing away while cleaning. While Marie’s motto is asking if something “sparks joy”, I’ve always held a similar mantra of keeping things if they serve a purpose or are too sentimental to part with. When helping people declutter, those are the two things we ask. If you can say “I use that” or “That’s so important to me”, then we know we need to find a place in your home for those items. Photos are no different.
When going through old photos in preparation for digitizing, try to eliminate duplicates, as well as items such as flowers, landscapes, and famous landmarks. If you really feel like you want to keep these photos, choose your favorite one or consider enlarging to frame as artwork on the wall. Want to talk more about making old photos digital? Contact me and we’ll chat!