Do you ever see those images on Pinterest of perfect homes, with designer furniture? The ones with the perfectly plumped cushions on the lounge and a photo book on the coffee table?
Whilst the perfect home and designer furniture might take some work the photo book can be realistically achieved…. through good organisation!
Do you say to yourself I wish I had time to turn some of my photos into coffee table worthy books? Do you ever even look at your photos anymore? Are most of your images still on your smart phone only to be referred to when you run out of storage space and have to delete some?
Photo clutter is on the increase and more and more people are contacting The Filing Fairies looking for a solution to the overwhelming feeling of being up to the eyeballs in images and not knowing where to start. Those images are piling up around them and depending on the age of the clients they cover the full range from negatives, slides and prints to digital images on memory cards, CD, USB, hard drive, iPhone, iPad, cloud and a plethora of photo storing software programs. No matter what format your precious memories are in we understand that all you want to do is to use and enjoy your photos and have peace of mind that they are safe. Am I right? Do you remember the last time you looked at your photos? Could you find a specific image from a particular date or event quickly?
We use the by line or if you are that way inclined the hashtag #organiseutiliseenjoy
The Filing Fairies primary purpose is to help you overcome that overwhelming feeling and get your images organised. Once organised we can show you how easy it is to utilise your photos in photobooks, slide shows and all the other display options in the current market (or we can do it for you). Once utilised the enjoyment for you and others comes naturally. As does the peace of mind that you can easily ensure the safety of those images with regular backups. The best thing of all is we can teach you a really simple way to STAY organised so you don’t end up overwhelmed all over again.
One of my all-time favourite quotes is this
Think about your kitchen for example, if your fridge is full of fresh healthy ingredients and your meals planned in advance how much easier is it to do the right thing?
Getting you over that initial hurdle; be it digitising shoe boxes worth of old prints and slides or searching for images on numerous devices the magic we work is manipulating your environment to make the things you should be doing (i.e. utilising and enjoying your precious photos) easy. AND it’s so easy that even if you do fall into old habits for a little while, you can get back on track quickly and without too much difficulty.
The secret….well it’s no secret really it’s the MOON walk! Moonwalk you say? Like Michael Jackson? Yep that’s it the moonwalk! It’s the 4 step process we nicknamed the MOON walk. It stands for the simple steps; muster, organise, observe (& purge) and name. You can learn the simple steps over on Fairytales – The Blog.
Our organise > utilise > enjoy model/technique/hypothesis (call it what you will) can apply to soooooooooo many situations and life scenarios. The kitchen was one other one we mentioned, can you think of any others? I hope we have inspired you to think ‘organised’ and look for ways to ‘hide the cookies’.