It's the little things... - The Dainty Squid

It's the little things...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

like finally getting organized!!!
I may collect a lot of things but I do have one thing going for me - I'm organized...for the most part. I like for things to be in their place, and do my best to keep things around the house neat. Honestly, I can't even stand to have messy closets. Out of sight out of mind doesn't work for me. I know there is a mess lurking behind that door and I have to deal with it. Something that has been pestering me for years and years was the fact that all my photos were just in boxes. It was ugly, I couldn't look through them, and it took up a lot of space.

These last few weeks I've been tackling that issue one photo album at a time. I've got most of my 35mm prints organized and in albums. Thanks to an estate sale I have albums for all my land camera photos. I've had instax mini albums in my amazon wishlist for a really long time but only recently pulled the trigger and purchased. You guys, I don't understand why I waited so long.
You might be like "okay, congratulations, your photos are in albums" but seriously this is a weight off my shoulders. Getting organized is the best feeling! I filled up four of the albums and still have a few slots left in the last album (which was a lucky guess! I had no idea how many photos I had or albums I needed) The best part is it makes me want to get out and shoot more knowing that my photos won't end up just tossed in a box.

Now I just need to pick up a handful of Polaroid albums and I'll be all set...
xoxo

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  1. Those albums are so cool! Love the colors :D My grandparents all have a special place for their photo albums, it is always so fun to look through them when visiting :D

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    1. Exactly, it's just so much fun to look through photo albums!!!

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  2. Those are so cute!!! Being organized is something I'd like to change about myself. I am such a slob sometimes haha! It's my worst bad habit for sure.

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  3. I seriously have about 3 years of pictures I need to get into albums. You are living the dream, my friend. I need to tackle it all in chunks, but I get so overwhelmed and quit. I'll take an afternoon to do it soon. Yours look so great!

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    1. I hear ya! I started shooting film a lot a lot a lot in 2011 so I had all those photos to put away. I still have about one albums worth of recent photos to still put away but I'm so pumped the others are done!

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  4. love these, so cool how you organized them! I have a ton of instax photos laying around, but I have almost no film left. I need to find a place to buy a bunch for a good price!

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    1. So, Joann Fabrics started carrying instax film. One reader told me their store let them use the 40% off coupons that Joanns ALWAYS has on the film! Pretty awesome deal, definitely worth looking into!

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  5. i've got the same issue with my photos. either they're collecting dust in a box above the shop, or they stay lonely and out of sight on my external hard drives. it's really a shame... but high five for organization and neatness. i'm with yeah

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    1. Oh geez! Don't get my started on external hard drives. I am so very stressed about what a mess mine are and the fact none of the photos are printed.

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  6. I know exactly what you mean! I am finally getting my photos organised this year, I actually plan to do some in scrapbook form but i love those 35mm albums, I think i'll be adding those to my wish list too! Katie x

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    1. I wish I liked to scrapbook! I enjoy seeing other people's scrapbooks but I could just never get into it.

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  7. My dad is the same way; he likes having everything neat and organized. And funny thing you post this today because I finally took the time to organize my bedroom and workspace. It literally feels like a breath of fresh air! Hahaha
    Those albums are sooo cute! And they look very cheery on your shelf. :)

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    1. Right!? It just feels so good to have things organized!

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  8. These are seriously adorable - I understand your excitement. I still love shooting with disposable cameras, actually - my very first job was as a photo specialist developing disposable camera film. I filled hundreds and hundreds of the little 4x6 albums you buy in the dollar bin... I'm actually working on a project with those things for nostalgia's sake. :)

    Anyway! Do you ever use the Creative Market? I saw one of the freebies this week was a neat looking x-ray font, and it totally reminded me of your blog! Here is the link: https://creativemarket.com/LuuqasDesign/102277-The-X-Ray-Type

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    1. Nope, I had never heard of that. But that's pretty awesome!!

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  9. I truly understand you because when my Instax polaroids were all in a box it was breaking my heart ahaha Now they are in albums too and it's so much easier to go through them and revive some memories! x

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    1. Exactly! I love flipping through them now.

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  10. I like it too all well organized, altought sometime I get lost on my organization .. :X I forget where I put things.

    That photo of little squid so adorable :D

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    1. Oh, you mean like when you put something somewhere for safe keeping and then can not remember where that place was? I do that ALL THE TIME.

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  11. I love the little instax albums, but since I take a photo each day I think I'd need way too many! I wish they made bigger ones that weren't so pricey!

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    1. I know!! I really wanted a big one but I'd rather buy film than spend that much.

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  12. Micheals and joanns carry instax albums now as well. If you go with a coupon you'll be able to score them super cheap. I think people like we are memory keepers and some other scrapbook companies actually make like little mini 3 ring binders with instax size protector sheets as well.

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