A few weeks ago I told you about my father and his move to a seniors apartment. As he prepared his home for sale, my sibling and I had the job of helping him sort through the things in his home. As I live the closest I drove out several times a week and my dad and I went through each room and decided what would be kept, what would be given away and what would be thrown out.
I especially wanted to be with him when he went through the family treasures (as I would call them) as I wanted to be sure that no photos or family history information was thrown away. I’m not saying he’d do that but he’s not quite as sentimental as my mom was or I am. I’m sure my husband would cringe each time he knew I was going out to my dad’s because there were a few occasions that I came home with a Jeep load.
One of the collections that I got was all the family photos. So that means every photo that my parents took or had, I came home with. It’s not that my brothers weren’t interested it was because they knew that I’d take on the task of sorting and scanning all the photos and then giving them access to them once I was done.
Scan Your Photos Month
September is “Scan Your Photos Month” and it couldn’t come at a better time. Did you know 1.2 Trillion photos were taken in 2017? 300 million are uploaded to Facebook every day and 574,500 are uploaded to Snapchat and Instagram every minute. What does your photo collection consist of?
So what’s the solution? Well for me it’s making a commitment to scan this new collection and get them stored. (I didn’t tell you that I had already managed to have all the photos I had before, scanned and stored digitally, now I’m back to where I use to be.)
So starting September 1st I’ll be setting aside time each day to scan some of the photos and I’d love you to join me. How can you do that? Well, you can sign up for the Save Your Photos Month email. Each day you’ll receive an email with a tip on how to organize, scan and store your photos. (don’t worry once the month is over you won’t receive any more emails unless you decide to sign up for the Hound on the Hunt blog to hear about upcoming challenges). Somedays will have more info than just the tip and some days maybe include discounts on items found at Shop the Hound.
Join I’m Getting My Poop in a Group
Why stop there? Let’s make this a party so please join our Facebook group; I’m getting my Poop in a Group where you can find other folks who are doing the same thing. Cheer each other on and offer suggestions. You may want to find an accountability buddy in the group that will help you stay on task. Be sure to post your progress.
But what’s a party without presents so we’re having a draw where we are giving away. (News of the draw will come later but here are the prizes)
- First Prize – $100 gift card from Shop the Hound (valued at $100 US)
- Second Prize – Forever Historian (valued $79.95 US)
- Third Prize – Vivid-Pix RESTORE Software ($49.99 US)
- Fourth Prize – Photo Organizing Made Easy: Going From Overwhelmed To Overjoyed (Paperback) $14.99 US
Join me for Save Your Photos Month and start scanning those photos and “Getting Your Poop In a Group”.
Note; If you sign up after September 1 you will receive the tips for 30 after you sign up but the absolute last day to sign up will be Sept 30th. All special offers in our emails will be available for 30 days after they are offered. The contest closes on September 30, 2018
In the case of the second, third and fourth prize; if you purchase any of the prizes we give away in our contests, we will credit you for your purchase.