organize me monday #9

For today's little organization project, I'm going to share how I re-organized my discs of pictures.

I like to use cds to back up my photos. I organize my pictures by date on my computer & before I erase photos from the camera cards, I burn them onto a disc.

A couple years ago I bought a couple cd storage boxes from Ikea. 
I think they were around $6 for the pack of 2......

I have had the pair at our computer desk to hold all the discs of our photos & other discs of computer stuff. 
I like hiding all that stuff away.

I used to have the cds in jewel cases & I used to make up labels on the computer for each disc of pictures. 
But I started slacking & stopped using jewel cases. And then eventually it was looking like this......

My solution??

I had these stick on tabs that I found at the grocery store for a couple bucks & I cut down some sheets of green cardstock to the size of the cd envelope sleeves.

And I made up some dividers for all the discs.

Then I labeled each tab with a extra-fine-tipped sharpie.

I bought a pack of cd sleeves from Walmart & used those for all the loose discs, as well as the ones that used to be in the jewel cases.

I loved filing away all my discs by year & I also made some tabs for: computer discs, games, and  camera discs.

I eliminated lots of bulk, by just using the cd sleeves intead of jewel cases. I was able to fit everything from 2 boxes into just 1!

It was such an easy way to get every thing all organized again & I think this was a really simple solution to make every thing really easy to find!

So, how do YOU organize your photos??

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  2. Love this, says simplicity to me and that's my favorite word. I started switching our family photos from old bulky picture albums into pretty shoe boxes for our old a couple of years ago and I'm still in the middle of that. The albums took up too much space and I like this a lot better. I keep picture CD's like that too. The less clutter the better.
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  4. Looks similar to what I did with my loose photos recently on Cornerstone Confessions but I love your colored tabs! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Great organizing solution. One of my projects this year is to get all my pictures - digital and not - organized. This is a great way to get the discs organized.

  6. Very smart! Thanks for sharing the great idea!

  7. Love this idea, I really need to do it!! We loved having you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you back next Saturday with more fun ideas! -The Sisters

  8. Oh man! I totally need to do this!! What a brilliant idea! I am visiting from Lil' Luna and I'd love if you would visit back! Have a great day!


  9. I have almost exactly the same system, except I usually burn the pics to DVDs since they hold more, and I put the discs into CD pages in a binder. I might like your boxes better though -- they would look prettier on a shelf and maybe fit into a drawer. Hmmmm...


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