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Bneato Professional Organizing added this to Organize Photos in a Flash
After you've sorted all of your images into groups, decide on their destination. Here are a few ideas to get you started.Photo boxes: Make sure the boxes are large enough for the photos you're storing. The Container Store has some great options to stash your stuff. And whatever you do, don't forget to label.Albums: I love these binders from Russel + Hazel. All you'll need are inserts for organizing the photos.Collection cabinet: Serious photo collectors might consider a collection cabinet for photo storage needs. Quick-start tip: Use what you have on hand to store photos until you find the perfect container — think shoe boxes.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 10 Ways to Reuse Wrapping Paper
8. Dress up shoe boxes. I can't be the only person with a closet shelf full of empty shoe boxes. Instead of tossing them into the recycling bin, cover them with extra gift wrap for storage you'll want to show off.
Becky Harris added this to 17 Ways to Decorate With Everyday Things
Maps. I love maps, but no one seems to use them anymore because they have GPS to help them get lost. At least GPS doesn't require a lot of complicated folding. Anyway, use maps to wrap shoeboxes and transform them into office-worthy organizers or Martha Stewart-caliber gift wrap.
Ms. Fix-It Home Solutions added this to 4 Questions to Help You Organize Your Favorite Photos
3. What categories make the most sense to me? Start sorting your photos loosely by category: chronology, event, towns you lived in or a combination of those. What categories will work best for you is personal, so think about how you structure memories in your own mind and sort accordingly. Tighten up your categories once you see what you’ve got. If you have a complicated or extended family tree to consider, it may be prudent to separate your mother’s old family photos from those of your father and so on. Once you get going, a natural or logical structure may develop in your categories, so pay attention to your feelings, go with the flow and keep it simple.

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penelopegrace added this to various
December 5, 2014
photo storage boxes
kveljkovic added this to storage and organization
November 21, 2014
good idea for all my old maps
carolinedue added this to bath
November 16, 2014
nice map storage boxes
brandiholaday added this to Law Office
October 29, 2014
Love Maps and using these boxes as decor
lrsalina added this to decore
October 19, 2014
Cover shoe boxes in maps or gift wrap
cindylou1216 added this to cindy' ideas
October 12, 2014
suzannewei added this to collection
October 9, 2014
boxes to store your photos
flisswaterford added this to Photo storage
September 23, 2014
STEP 3: Decide on a destination Ask yourself, how do I plan to use these photos? More often than not, you will mix display and storage options, but the important thing to do is to choose your prime photo destination and stick to it. STORAGE BOXES The benefit of storage boxes is that they hold a lot of photos and don’t force you to cut a lot of shots in a small amount of time. So, if you’re overrun with hard copies, this could be the perfect solution for you. Make sure the boxes are acid free and, most importantly, you have somewhere to store them. Lay out your boxes at the ready and spend a rainy afternoon with a pile in your hand at at time, tossing each one into a box dedicated to each category. Eclectic Design Sponge At Home SaveEmail Decorative boxes. Colourful boxes are a great way to stash your snaps, and there are loads of tricks you can use to help identify the relevant photos with ease. For example, if you’re a natural-born traveller, cover the boxes with maps of the countries you have visited.
Andy Barrios added this to FAVORITO
September 22, 2014
mapas como papel decorativo
rseaspar added this to rseaspar's ideas
August 26, 2014
Memory boxes for pics
bdmorse24 added this to bdmorse24's Ideas
August 24, 2014
Kim Tiller added this to vintage maps & Globes
August 23, 2014
Wrapping paper.
pathfinder56 added this to travel themed room
August 2, 2014
cover travel photo boxes
civil_engineer added this to civil_engineer's Ideas
August 1, 2014
Great ideas
ako16 added this to diy
July 24, 2014
maps are lovely covers and gift wrap. especially for travel photo boxes and albums
margielynnj added this to margielynnj's Ideas
July 22, 2014
Maps. I love maps, but no one seems to use them anymore because they have GPS to help them get lost. At least GPS doesn't require a lot of complicated folding. Anyway, use maps to wrap shoeboxes and transform them into office-worthy organizers or Martha Stewart-caliber gift wrap.
3goofs added this to gift ideas
July 22, 2014
fathers day
nancysilvasalas added this to nancysilvasalas's Ideas
July 12, 2014
lizajane85 added this to lizajane85's Ideas
July 11, 2014
Wrapping gifts
cadolyn added this to cadolyn's Ideas
April 27, 2014
Maps good craft
oeohfppe added this to oeohfppe's ideas
April 24, 2014
anniedesbiens added this to Idées décos
April 20, 2014
soulwiz added this to Crafties
April 10, 2014
Awesome use of old maps.
jetbrown added this to jetbrown's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Great idea for storage boxes
Blinds Of All Kinds added this to Home made projects
April 5, 2014
Fun and colorful storage ideas. This would be great in boys rooms and offices.
ZMICHAL added this to Organize
March 17, 2014
במקום לקנות קופסאות חדשות...
workbymama added this to workbymama's Ideas
March 14, 2014
mekameka2 added this to Repurposing
February 19, 2014
Cover storage boxes with old maps.
Elizabeth added this to living room ideas
February 5, 2014
map boxes
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January 26, 2014
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January 22, 2014
boxes with maps paper
aleardik added this to Decor
January 19, 2014
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January 6, 2014
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January 6, 2014
מפות ישנות. אפשר גם לצפות רהיט או קיר
guerrillagitar added this to Kid's Room
January 5, 2014
janepriestley added this to janepriestley's Ideas
January 4, 2014
love the idea of covering plain boxes with maps. Try craft boxes from Spotlight and even cove with nice wrapping paper
savannah2211 added this to Storage/Organization
December 27, 2013
Organizing photos by places that you've lived
maresideas added this to maresideas's Ideas
December 21, 2013
joeysan added this to storage
December 19, 2013
jmroach added this to jmroach's Ideas
December 18, 2013
adorable boxes
Dianne Gaddy added this to dianne_gaddy's Ideas
December 18, 2013
use maps as wrapping paper
madlika added this to madlika's ideas
December 16, 2013
great mapping
Maya Melo added this to maya_melo's ideas
December 11, 2013
storage ideas
shiva301 added this to COLOR
December 11, 2013
siobhanthehaven added this to Bathroom Ideas
December 11, 2013
dot73 added this to dot73's Ideas
December 10, 2013
Cool maps to cover boxes
dsue1958 added this to dsue1958's Ideas
December 10, 2013
Boxes of trip
mybeachshack added this to misc
December 10, 2013
Using maps
Sthefanie Hernández Rivera added this to travel
December 9, 2013
ancope added this to anna's likes
December 9, 2013
catagorizing photos
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December 8, 2013
Boîte à photos
Vanessa T added this to Organizing
December 8, 2013
Ha! Cute!
Mary Creath added this to mary_creath's ideas
December 8, 2013
3. What categories make the most sense to me? Start sorting your photos loosely by category: chronology, event, towns you lived in or a combination of those.
gardenangel2013 added this to Home Office Ideas
December 8, 2013
great use of old maps
sandylulu48 added this to Organizing Photos
December 8, 2013
Sort by categories, ex. date, area etc.
aileenwaki added this to office
December 8, 2013
Photo organization
annief added this to annief's ideas
December 8, 2013
Photo storage
denise4747 added this to Crafts
December 8, 2013
Great idea for wrapping paper.
phyllis42850 added this to phyllis42850's ideas
December 8, 2013
Cover shoe boxes with maps...brilliant!
marinad davis added this to Decor
December 8, 2013
maps to wrap boxes
Elaine Thiel added this to elaine_thiel's ideas
December 8, 2013
Organizing photos
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December 8, 2013
Wrapping boxes in maps for wall unit
chitownknittergal added this to living room
December 8, 2013
photo storage boxes
Brittney Gradall added this to brittney_gradall's Ideas
December 7, 2013
Storage options
jenn3000 added this to stools
December 7, 2013
Cover the boxes
tinpaoli added this to Celeste's bedroom
December 7, 2013
foderare scatole da scarpe
hotmholt added this to Storage
December 7, 2013
I love boxes
capekax added this to capekax's Ideas
December 6, 2013
Photo box with Map of trip
dianawolfe added this to dianawolfe's Ideas
December 2, 2013
Covered boxes
shanicesahai added this to Bedroom Ideas
December 2, 2013
Maps. I love maps, but no one seems to use them anymore because they have GPS to help them get lost. At least GPS doesn't require a lot of complicated folding. Anyway, use maps to wrap shoeboxes and transform them into office-worthy organizers or Martha Stewart-caliber gift wrap.
sunnybou added this to Crafty Decorating
November 28, 2013
wrap up old boxes for show-worthy storage
loripasco added this to Repurposed !
November 25, 2013
use maps to wrap shoeboxes and transform them into office-worthy organizers
Sharon Coleman added this to Floater
November 18, 2013
teriguddahl added this to teriguddahl's Ideas
November 16, 2013
Photos cool
t12ix5tar added this to t12ix5tar's Ideas
November 3, 2013
Maps usage
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November 2, 2013
guccifox added this to guccifox's ideas
November 1, 2013
atticus55dm added this to atticus55dm's Ideas
October 27, 2013
Map boxes
rosannel added this to rosannel's ideas
October 26, 2013
used maps
Annie Wells added this to annie_wells's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Shoe boxes to good use!
stoltzenburg added this to stoltzenburg's Ideas
October 13, 2013
Map boxes
seendrella added this to seendrella's ideas
October 11, 2013
who doesn't love maps?
katyapeters added this to katyapeters's Ideas
October 10, 2013
Clever idea
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October 6, 2013
cavavite1mailcom added this to gifts
October 3, 2013
map boxes
dfgonzalez78 added this to Objetos Decorativos
September 28, 2013
Marcia added this to Project ideas
September 27, 2013
Maps. I love maps, but no one seems to use them anymore because they have GPS to help them get lost. At least GPS doesn't require a lot of complicated folding. Anyway, use maps to wrap shoeboxes and transform them into office-worthy organizers or Martha Stewart-caliber gift wrap.
websters added this to websters's Ideas
September 25, 2013
pygmysmith added this to pygmysmith's ideas
September 25, 2013
great idea
higigi added this to higigi's Ideas
September 25, 2013
DIY maps
heronbay added this to Craft
September 23, 2013
Map box
Nina Kirkland added this to decorating
September 19, 2013
cute idea for storage boxes for the office or anywhere.
Nicci Faires added this to Renovating Ideas!
September 16, 2013
Easy "trinket" to make and show off for open houses
magtbbkitchen added this to magtbbkitchen's ideas
September 16, 2013
Riana van Niekerk added this to Bedroom Ideas
September 14, 2013
For Catalina´s bedroom.
Sabrina Silvernale added this to Craft Projects
September 11, 2013
Have shoe boxes. I have a shelf. Need maps!
Elizabeth Jane added this to Lizzie's Projects
September 8, 2013
Love this idea!!
83ocean added this to 83ocean's Ideas
September 8, 2013
Old maps to wrap shoe boxes, etc.
kvc_885 added this to Bedroom Ideas
September 6, 2013
Kendall room ideas
zira1 added this to crafts
September 5, 2013
paper covered boxes
MahtaMouse added this to Misc. Ideas
September 4, 2013
Neat idea! Dang! Wish I hadn't tossed them now!!
Joannie Hambel added this to Addition
September 2, 2013
office storage boxes
livia76 added this to livia76's ideas
August 31, 2013
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rbkl added this to rbkl's ideas
August 31, 2013
use old maps to cover boxes
nesaaa added this to nesaaa's ideas
August 30, 2013
duckice added this to duckice's ideas
August 29, 2013
very cool idea for maps
Chennie Yun added this to chennie_yun's Ideas
August 27, 2013
Clikring added this to bad_ass's ideas
August 25, 2013
Denise Mauzy added this to denise_mauzy's ideas
August 25, 2013
Maps as wrapping paper
Jodi House added this to DIY ideas
August 25, 2013
cool idea
Gene Kindred added this to crafts
August 23, 2013
simple but cute
remodelit570 added this to remodelit570's Ideas
August 21, 2013
Maps covered shoebox
Linnéa Edman added this to Studentstaden
August 21, 2013
Fun gift
sjeaneva added this to sjeaneva's ideas
August 21, 2013
I have a ton of old maps..good idea
Linnéa Edman added this to Bathroom Ideas
August 20, 2013
Maps. I love maps, but no one seems to use them anymore because they have GPS to help them get lost. At least GPS doesn't require a lot of complicated folding. Anyway, use maps to wrap shoeboxes and transform them into office-worthy organizers or Martha Stewart-caliber gift wrap.
ggdrive added this to House Inspiration - Projects
August 18, 2013
Old maps for wrapping boxes
amandamurphy4 added this to amandamurphy4's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Boxes and maps
Brenda Jones added this to classroom
August 16, 2013
vlholder added this to Boat house design ideas
August 15, 2013
maps to cover boxes for storage
tracileehedrick added this to tracileehedrick's ideas
August 14, 2013
fun art idea
sherri20 added this to Sherri20'sideas
August 13, 2013
Wrap shoe boxes with maps
jsauce added this to jsauce's ideas
August 13, 2013
gift wrap
valschum added this to valschum's ideas
August 13, 2013
westsidecarrie added this to westsidecarrie's ideas
August 12, 2013
luv this use of maps! make shoe boxes into artistic storage or use to wrap a gift...
Mid Century Mosaics added this to midcenturymosaics's ideas
August 12, 2013
bodygrace added this to bodygrace's ideas
August 11, 2013
Maps as wrapping paper
drmarg added this to drmarg's Ideas
August 9, 2013
Use for library
jaw900 added this to Kids
August 7, 2013
Kid Room Storage
kmase77 added this to kmase77's Ideas
August 6, 2013
69dean added this to 69dean's Ideas
August 6, 2013
Emma's room
1940supgrade added this to 1940supgrade's Ideas
August 5, 2013
anniemw added this to anniemw's ideas
August 5, 2013
The maps
Susan Mathison added this to Schoolhouse Rock
August 5, 2013
Map boxes!
mlfskf added this to mlfskf's ideas
August 5, 2013
map boxes
Lucy Hart added this to lucy_hart's ideas
August 5, 2013
hamish's room?
Cher added this to cherleo57's ideas
August 4, 2013
evergreen2011 added this to evergreen2011's ideas
August 4, 2013
Dawn Jozwiak added this to Gift ideas
August 4, 2013
Use maps to wrap gifts
megbull added this to Matt And I
August 4, 2013
philomene2 added this to mix&match
August 3, 2013
Vieilles cartes pour recouvrir boîtes
alicebates added this to alicebates's ideas
August 2, 2013
great way to use up old maps
jlfleeman added this to Miscellaneous Good Ideas
August 2, 2013
Use maps to cover boxes holding vacation memories
marlsemail added this to marlsemail's kitchen ideas
August 2, 2013
too cute
dreaming1959 added this to dreaming1959's ideas
August 2, 2013
a super idea
evawlodarska added this to evawlodarska's ideas
August 2, 2013
the map boxes
godinmel added this to Original
August 2, 2013
Carte routière!
lyndi5 added this to DIY Ideas
August 2, 2013
Great idea. Home office decor, going away gift...?
Melanie Clayton added this to melaniehclayton's ideas
August 1, 2013
love covering things in maps!
heimweg added this to heimweg's Ideas
July 31, 2013
Gift wraps
cynmc214 added this to cynmc214's Ideas
July 31, 2013
Neat idea old maps
karaandrews added this to home decor
July 31, 2013
good use for sectionals!
laurawinanslee added this to laurawinanslee's Ideas
July 31, 2013
Lo Rena added this to lo_rena's Ideas
July 31, 2013
Neat looking boxes
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July 31, 2013
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July 31, 2013
Map idea
Connie Erickson added this to Coastal
July 31, 2013
Could have nautical look.
kaylene6 added this to kaylene6's ideas
July 30, 2013
tcastlebuss added this to tcastlebuss's Ideas
July 30, 2013
Travel stuff!
sophieanne added this to sophieanne's ideas
July 30, 2013
brilliant idea!
retrochick33 added this to retrochick33's ideas
July 30, 2013
use old maps to cover shoe boxes for storage, or use other paper, wall paper, art work, etc
rmonroe added this to rmonroe's ideas
July 30, 2013
Make and put in traveling room
rider7676 added this to Interesting
July 30, 2013
Use maps to wrap shoeboxes and transform them into office-worthy organizers or Martha Stewart-caliber gift wrap.
mcnamaradeals added this to Crafts
July 30, 2013
great use of maps!
nessa2012 added this to nessa2012's ideas
July 30, 2013
neat idea for shoe boxes
ramona63 added this to ramonaearp's ideas
July 30, 2013
love it
Susan Mason added this to susan_mason4929's ideas
July 30, 2013
way to recycle maps and make them into a useful office organizer!
sharkfan19 added this to sharkfan19's Ideas
July 29, 2013
Wrap shoe boxes with maps
sheilabf added this to Home Office Ideas
July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
Grifs room
budky added this to budky's ideas
July 29, 2013
Great idea
ccala added this to Organizing
July 29, 2013
cover photo boxes with atlas pages
jkenfield added this to jkenfield's Favorites
July 29, 2013
I need to do this with my multitude of mostly outdated maps.
bethbh added this to bethbh's ideas
July 29, 2013
elarrew added this to elarrew's Ideas
July 29, 2013
New trick for shoe boxes
kdeneice added this to Neat Ideas
July 29, 2013
map wrapping paper- love it!
gkulik added this to gkulik's Ideas
July 29, 2013
unneeded maps use ideas
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July 29, 2013
maps to cover storage boxes
abourne added this to Gift Ideas
July 29, 2013
I would love to make these for Meg for Christmas.
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July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
old maps as wrapping paper
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July 29, 2013
Love this idea.
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July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
recover boxes with old maps
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July 29, 2013
map-wrapped boxes
The Design Therapist added this to Clever repurpose ideas
July 29, 2013
good idea!
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July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
cajas forradas con mapas
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July 29, 2013
Forrar cajitas con mapas
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July 29, 2013
maps as wrapping paper or box covers. I have used magazine pages also.
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July 29, 2013
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July 29, 2013
map boxes
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July 29, 2013
I love the idea of maps for wrapping paper, or decorative use around the house.
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July 29, 2013
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