Not so fast! By now you may have exhausted every other shelter-in-place/organize-your-home, option–quite possibly leaving the worst ‘til last. For me, that’s photos. I have boxes and bins as well as online albums and files on numerous, now-defunct computers. Today could be a perfect time to tackle this project. In small pieces. Even a few minutes a day could yield big results, right?
With that in mind, I have to share one of my all-time favorite activities that ended as holiday gifts: generating captions for pictures that I might have otherwise tossed.
Here’s how: I carried old photos along with Post-It’s and pen to jot down possible captions as I ran errands. A bit of insanity leaked out at each red light.
As I sorted through thousands of paper pictures, I tried to remind myself that what was tossed in the trash could very well be a keeper.
All that’s required is a little time in traffic (or home lockdown) combined with a willingness to take life a little less seriously. Or at least laugh along the way during dreary times like these.
I just saw this as I am taking a break, and seriously
questioning myself for even opening my
“photo storage cabinet”. I’m making a rather
Ruthless first pass of 2 boxes with my paper shredder
in front of me. MANY MORE to go.
Lois Anderson says
That’s the best strategy. You’re way ahead of me on this one. BUT if there’s a clear keeper, grab and go with a clever caption, you artistic person, you.