Free printable photo organization cheat sheet

Sometimes you just need a little reminder to take the simple steps you know you should take when you’re uploading photos but that for some reason you put off until…well…someday. And then when you don’t take the little steps, photos spiral out of control, and the next thing you know just organizing the messy digital piles you have accumulated is a huge project. And who has the time for those, right?

To help tame that photo procrastination demon, Hollie, our Resident Picasso, has whipped up this lovely little printable for you. Print out a copy, laminate it and tape it to your primary computer screen. Or print a copy and stick it in your camera carrying case.

Then be sure to follow the checklist each time you upload a batch of photos to your computer. As the old saying goes, a stitch in time saves nine.

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  • HomemakersDaily

    I absolutely need to do that.  My photos are out of control.  I wanted to write an article about it for my blog but I haven’t figured it out yet so I can’t!  But great advice. 

  • Megan

    I’m a certified personal photo organizer, so please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about your blog post. Or better yet, you could interview me for it! 🙂 or
    Best of luck to you!

  • Megan

    As a certified personal photo organizer, I agree that these are PERFECT steps to manage your digital photos before they become an untamed beast! Many folks can start these steps moving forward, but already have years’ worth of photos that aren’t well organized, so I just want to share with your readers that to keep from being overwhelmed on catching up, just carve out a little time once a week, if you can, or at least once a month, where you can spend time focusing on just a little bit at a time. Pick one year, or 6 months’ worth of photos to go through, delete ones you don’t need, batch rename the files with dates/events so that at a glance you know what’s in each set of photos and create a file structure based on categories vs. years if that makes more sense to you. Best of luck with all your photo organizing projects and please contact me if you have any additional questions!