Advise: Don’t keep every copy of every picture! Get rid of them before they become clutter.
Kiddo #1’s mother-in-law asked for some baby pictures of Kiddo #1. That part was “easy”.
Oh, the memories! It took longer than expected to find our favorite pics. John and I laughed over some of our attempted family selfies from 30 years ago. (Those are not getting published!)
Going through and eliminating all the duplicate/triplicate/millioncate copies of the pictures was also easy to do. Why did I keep every copy of every picture??
We also found the extra baby announcements you get with the hospital pictures. Kiddo #1 is 30! Why did I keep the extra 7 announcements for 30 years?? My attitude toward these extras has changed so much – it was easy to recycle them (30 years later!)
62 items decluttered! The picture box is a little lighter today!
Below is kiddo#1: left picture is the official hospital pic – got rid of 3 sheets of extra pictures; right picture is her 6 month pic – got rid of 4 sheets of extras.