8 Trending Articles for Getting Organized in 2017

getting organized in 2017Welcome to 2017! This year is our oyster and the possibilities for fresh starts and new beginnings are seemingly endless. So, in the spirit of staring things off on the right foot, we thought it would be a good time to address a popular resolution: Getting organized in 2017.

 

If this happens to be your resolution, you’ll want to check out the following articles and take lots of notes.

 

  1. Apple’s New Hidden Gem: iOS 10 Automatically Organizes Photos

 

Why it’s a must read: For those who can’t even begin to fathom how long it will take to organize digital photos, this article shows how this new app will do most of the heavy lifting for you.

 

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Apple’s New Hidden Gem: iOS 10 Automatically Organizes Photos

iOS10The last estimated count of stored digital photos in existence was 4.9 trillion in 2014. It was also projected that by 2017, this number will jump up to 4.9 trillion1.

 

So, yes, digital clutter is a very real phenomenon. Since the popularity of digital cameras, and now our phone’s ability to take a seemingly endless amount of photos wherever we are, the amount of digital photo clutter is only going to continue to increase.

 

But with the new release of Apple’s iOS 10, organizing digital photos just got a whole lot easier.

 

Facial recognition technology

 

Anyone who’s updated to the new iOS 10 platform on their iPhone is in for a treat. In addition to a newly designed Music app and Autocorrect’s new ability to give contextual predictions, your iPhone is also ready to help you better organize your digital photos.

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6 Tips from Professional Organizers to Try this #GetOrganizedWeek

#GetOrganizedWeekThe National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) has declared the first week of October to be National #GetOrganizedWeek. With the holidays coming up, this initiative couldn’t come at a better time. Our social calendars and to-do lists are about to fill up so now’s the time to make sure everything is organized.

 

Since scanning and archiving print photos is oftentimes a big part of any organization project, we follow and chat with a lot of professional organizers—all of which have incredible information and advice to share.

 

So, in honor of #GetOrganizedWeek, here are a few must-try tips from professional organizers that will help you get organized.

 

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6 Tips to Preserve Old Photos for Future Generations to Enjoy

Preserve Old Photos The most popular method for storing old photos is one of the most damaging. That’s right, stuffing a box with photos, negatives, and/or slides and packing it away in the basement is like turning your memories into a ticking time bomb.

 

If you want to keep your photos safe from disaster and away from the ravages of time, then it’s time to properly store them. The following tips will help you preserve old photos so that they will be around for many years to come.

 

Use care when handling

 

It’s highly recommended to use cotton gloves when handling photos. There are unseen oils and dirt on our hands that could do some serious damage to prints over time. If you can’t use gloves, then delicately handle the photos at the edges when moving them around.

 

You should also keep your preservation project in an area that’s neat and clean, and away from damaging lights, extreme temperatures or humidity, smoke, foods or liquids. Imagine you’re an archivist handling ancient and precious materials—photos require that same kind of delicacy. While you may not see the damage right away, improper handling can wreck havoc on your photos over time.

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Episode 1: The Simple Mistake And The Long Lost Letter

tales from the pictures we saved

Welcome to the debut episode of our new podcast: Tales From the Pictures We Saved. 

 

We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.

 

And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.

 

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