Photo February Decluttering Week 2

Energy and persistence conquer all things – Ben Franklin

After going through the 8 Steps to Digitally Declutter in Week 1 you now have an idea of how to conquer your massive clutter of photographs and other image assets. This week you will be breaking them down more and more.

Continue to move more and more images to smaller folders or albums. Of course some albums will be smaller or larger than others. How long did it take you to declutter the album you chose to declutter last week? Us it as a gauge for how long it will take you to declutter similarly sized albums. I never allotted enough time when I started my decluttering process and became easily discouraged. Mark your time and how many images you decluttered in that time to align your future decluttering goals.

When scheduling your decluttering, consider this when choosing which album to begin. It’s better to complete a smaller number of images in a smaller album than to bite off more than you can chew and then become thoroughly defeated giving up on the project completely. This is a marathon, not a sprint.

Are your albums still very large? Take this week to break them down even more such as, by date, activity, subject, or the people in the images. Smaller albums will keep your accomplishments more steady and attainable.