I can't believe summer is almost over! I go back to work in about ten days and am happy to say I accomplished most of the things on my summer to-do list. Of course, I added more projects over the summer to the list:) I've got some ideas in my head for fall decorating I need to get started on so they are ready next month. I'll post as I get them finished.
We spent about a week and a half on vacation so I have some posts to catch up on that I finished before we left. I am also starting to get my classroom ready and may post some of my organizing tricks for that space also.
Can I saw how excited I am upon returning from vacation, while trying to catch up on all the blogs I love, I saw that I was featured on two different blogs from my necklace organizer and home manual organization that I posted to their link parties. As a new blogger and linker, I am beyond excited right now!!!
Enough about that...A big project for me this summer was organizing our pictures. I had them in a variety of holders, boxes, etc. I used a 40% coupon at Hobby Lobby to purchase an organizer for the pictures. I purchased one similar to this.
I liked the smaller holders contained within a larger bin. Then I pulled out all the mess that was piled on the shelves in our entertainment center.
I sorted all the pictures into categories or events. If some events had a small amount of pictures, I combined them with other events. For instance, I have Fall 2011 which contains the Pumpkin Patch trip, Halloween, and Rylee's birthday.
Then I labeled the back of each picture if it wasn't labeled. I included the event, date, and who was in the photo.
I used mailing labels and typed out each category or event. I cut scrapbook paper I had to 4x6 to fit in the smaller box with the pictures. I stuck the label to the scrapbook paper to include with the pictures in each container.
Each event and the front page went into the organizer.
I also bought a box at Michaels for 5x7 and wallet sized pictures. I used my label maker for this one.
I then used a box I already had for the 8x10 sized pictures. This was bought many years ago at Ikea.
Everything is now looking very pretty and organized on the shelves of my entertainment center. I even have extra space now! I love when that happens.