Memories….like the corners of my mind, misty water coloured memories of the way we were….. and just like the song lyrics my memories were scattered pictures.
Well scattered and piled and thrown into groups together in the throw all space under our staircase. You see I am a hoarder. I am constantly fighting my addiction to keeping things. All kinds of things but mainly memories. Problem is I can find a memory associated with anything. That 5 year old baby wrap? My baby boy was wrapped in it on the way home from the hospital. That cute dress? Little Miss A wore it for her first easter. Some things are just worth keeping. One of the most precious ways we keep these memories is with photos. I say precious, because they really are, but that’s not how I was treating them. Here they are the poor mistreated memories…
Lets just call it the leaning tower of photos. They were not labbeled, not in covers, literally years of memories just piled up without a care in the world. But I do care! I want those memories forever! This was one of those projects that I knew would take more time than any other project. But without the time put in now these memories could be lost for eternity.
Step 1. Gather up ALL the discs. One by one view what is on them. This was going to be distracting. I fought it. Armed with my labelmaker and some clear disc cases. I labelled each disc and each case, with Date and Event. It is important to label both so they always find their way home! Needless to say…this took forever!
Step 2. I now have a labelled and semi organised pile of discs!!!! I just need somewhere to store them! I found this divine “CD” Storage box at Kikki K and it was 20% OFF!
Step 3. You could just place the labelled CD’s into the box put I wanted to take it to the next level of organising. I bought this perfectly perfect paper pad and chose some of the matching pieces to become dividers for the CD box.
Step 4. I laid all the card out so I could label each piece strategically, left, middle, right so each date will be able to be clearly seen from the front of the box. You could print out the dates and use a more creative font but I have a slight obsession with my labelmaker and I wouldn’t want her to feel unloved
Step 5. Now I simply placed the discs into their correct order by date, matched with their corresponding date card and……drum roll please…..
There you have it, our memories, from the corners of our home into a place where they can be treasured and found for eternity….