Organizing Photos In Acid Free Boxes

I have tons of photos to organize and I purchased many acid free boxes. I can't figure out what would be the best way to actually utilize them and make it easy to view the pictures. So far I have only separated them by each child's name, my husband and me and one for friends and family photos. My problem is how to then organize them within. Any advice?

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Julie

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March 17, 20050 found this helpful
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You could attach ribbons to the top of each section with nice tags attached to the end . You could cover to boxes with contrasting fabric. Or buy a bunch of thrifty photo albums and cut out the pages to insert into your boxes.

Good luck!

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March 22, 20050 found this helpful
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Separating is half the battle! Personally I would sort by date now that the separating is done. Most of the photo boxes come with some kind of index card/separator, so use those to mark what event or date it is. If you run out, which I have, regular large index cards will work too.

The last tip I leave is to work on them in baby steps. A box a day or a pile a day. I tried doing it all in one day and got discouraged and they just sat there because I didn't want to deal with it, but when I went back and I did it in small amounts I had it done in no time. Good luck!

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By Cheryl from Missouri (Guest Post)
March 17, 20050 found this helpful

There's 2 sorting methods. You could sort by year or my favorite, by event (Birthday, Christmas, etc.) Use whichever method works best for you.

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March 19, 20050 found this helpful

WOW, Thank you. My first day on this site and I got feedback!! I'm so thankful as these photos have been taking up an area in my bedroom for two months as I tried to decide the best way to handle them into the boxes. I let 6 years of photos store up so its quite overwhelming. Were about to go to China to bring back our third little girl and I can't bear to return with more special photos without a place to organize them.

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Keep the ideas coming! Thank you so much!

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