Hands up who else loves stylish stationery?
I know it is the organising possibilities that make Jo and I love stationery items, but I often wonder what it is that makes stores that stock these products so widely and universally popular with almost everyone I speak to? Anyway I digress….I won't go into a reflective post about the roller coaster ride of our first year in business (I will save that for next week)...today’s blog is to announce our first birthday giveaway!
You are wondering what it is all about right? Well what better way to announce the details of our giveaway than with one of my favourite (and I think most effective) descriptive methods I learned as an event manager - the who, what, why, where, when, how.
We helped you get your photos #organised with our series of posts on digital photo organising and we reminded you what a great gift idea photo books are for Mothers Day so now it is time to give you our input on the great photo book supplier debate. Here is another one of Jo's cool infographics that explains how we chose to assess photo book suppliers.
I’m sure you’ve heard it all before as there are many advantages to being organised, check out Jo’s Infographic with our top 8 benefits of being organised.
After you have admired Jo’s gorgeous artwork I wanted to share a couple stories how we have personally benefited from being more organised.
As you may recall February is one of two clusters of birthdays that our family has each year. In the February cluster we have Jacob (who will tell anyone that will listen) is first, followed by Gabi then myself. So we have LOTS going on in the lead up to these special days not to mention all the other things going on in our busy lives.
Historically, I always used a diary – a small handbag sized diary with a week to view – and I am sure at some stage I had one of those old school birthday books full of messy entries.
Back in the late 90’s whilst working a full time desk job I started to rely heavily on my office outlook calendar but found weekends and personal items being forgotten so I was using both the old diary AND outlook – hello double up and confusion.
BI (Before iPhone) I had a mobile with a calendar with reminder functions so I started using that, but still I relied on the old paper one because I never managed to get everything updated into the phone.
Then smart phones changed everything…
Recently we walked through our favourite organsing technique and taught you how to do the MOON walk. Right now you might be feeling overwhelmed by a mountain of memories. If you are not sure where to start the process of making sure your precious memories are safe, here are our top 5 tips to dealing with an overwhelming situation.
There was a 5th step to our photo filing FileOsophy which we hadn’t included as part of the MOON walk as it pertains to both images and data. It also didn't fit nicely with our little acronym but ultimately we believed that it needed a bit more weight and importance surrounding it. WHY? Well because data loss does not discriminate. Good karma will only get you so far and good guys can experience data loss as readily as the next guy.
Digital Photo Filing FileOsophy Step 5: BACK UP, backing up, protecting your precious memories, saving for the future call it what you will…. We like to think of it as Back Up or Die.
Sounds pretty ominous doesn’t it… back up or die? Well if you remember the emotions we stirred up when you watched our video then you need to read this post.
Hooray - you made it to the final step
For those that missed step 1 to 3 of how to MOON walk you can read those posts by clicking here.
The final step of our MOON walk to help you achieve organised photos is NAME
You are really starting glide now, check out your smooth criminal moves! Your digital photos will be organised in no time.
For those that missed step 1 & 2 of how to MOONwalk as part of our digital photo organising technique you can read those posts by clicking here.
Step 3 or the second "O" of our MOON walk is Observe and Purge
Welcome back, are you ready to get your dancing shoes on and learn more about our Digital Photo Filing technique we nicknamed The Moonwalk to get your digital photos organised?
If you missed the introduction and the first step of how to MOON walk you can read that post here.
Once you have completed the first step - MUSTER - you can dust yourself off and settle in for a session of ORGANISING.