Last year we used the KonMari method to tidy on the homestead. I spent weeks collecting items by category and discarding with wild abandon. We had a huge yard sale and donated more bags, boxes, and other crap than I want to admit.
The last category to tidy when using the KonMari method is mementos. Mementos can hold up the process so we are advised to collect all mementos in one place and tidy it last. Later as I went through photos I discarded! That's right discarded hundreds of photos. Why would I want to keep a crappy picture of myself from 1982? Why keep bad photographs? There are so many that capture wonderful things, wonderful moments!
After tidying is the organizing. We are instructed by Marie Kondo, the KonMari queen, to not buy anything special to organize. So, I put all the photographs in an old shoe box after sorting them roughly into used envelopes.
I planned to buy and scanner and scan them. But, before I knew it the months flew by and alas I hadn't completed the task. Next, I checked out the other options. Turns out there is a terrific company that I can send the photographs to and they will take care of scanning them! (Hint: I used ScanCafe) I packaged up the photos for scanning! Bam, done! I even posted some on the page where I tell you a bit about me.
It's a good thing to preserve family history! Here's to you getting your family's photographs preserved for years to come!