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LIFE:CAPTURED began in August 2013 when we held our first full-day workshop at RAW Space in Sydney, Australia. Our mission is to help people document their stories and create tangible keepsakes to be treasured for generations to come. We offer intensive design, photography, and memory keeping workshops, as well as interactive online classes. We are advocates of honest photography, minimalist design, and memory keeping that's simple, beautiful, and tangible. We are the pioneers of the story book, and we offer flexible templates that enable everybody to tell their story. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. LIFE:CAPTURED was founded by Rhonda Mason (of the Pink Ronnie blog) and Trish Chong (of Tealily Photography).

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The official blog of LIFE:CAPTURED Inc, the modern school of memory keeping. We believe that life is worth remembering and that it is never too early or too late to start documenting yours. We blog about design, photography, and how you can preserve your story with timeless, tangible keepsakes.

Getting organised with memory keeping

Ronnie

Let's talk: Organisation - A blog series by Rhonda Mason for LIFE:CAPTURED Inc (The modern school of memory keeping)

| Written by Ronnie |

So it's probably no secret that I'm a neat freak. After all, my bio reads: "Systems are my best friends." I mean, who says that? (Me, apparently.) I reckon, though, that my penchant for all things organised pays off in a big way when it comes to memory keeping. In fact, if you were to ask me whether it's more important to be creative or to be organised as a memory keeper, I would definitely choose the latter. Yup, no second thoughts about that one.

From my conversations with people about memory keeping, it seems that those who want to start doing it but never get around to it are those who feel overwhelmed. They're overwhelmed because they don't know where on earth they're meant to find the time to do it. They're overwhelmed because they feel they have too many photos. They're overwhelmed because they don't know where all their photos are. They're overwhelmed because their homes are brimming with momentos, souvenirs, cards, letters, baby books, school photos, kids' artwork, and all sorts of other sentimental items accumulated over years (and decades). They're overwhelmed because there's so much memory keeping stuff out there (and so much stuff at home) that they have no idea where to even start. 

With this in mind, I've decided to launch a new series that's all about getting organised with memory keeping. Off the top of my head, I'd love to write about:

  • Setting goals for your memory keeping
  • Building a memory keeping framework based on your goals
  • Organising memorabilia
  • Setting up memory boxes (to store said memorabilia)
  • Sorting, culling, and storing kids' artwork (what a mammoth topic that one's going to be)
  • Organising physical photos
  • Organising digital photos
  • Systematic journaling
  • Time management
  • Project management
  • File management

Some of you will know that I used to blog about a few of these topics on my old blog, Pink Ronnie. I'm excited to revisit them as I've noticed that my thinking on a few of the topics has evolved in the last year, and I think it'll be both fun and worthwhile for me to return to the drawing board and inject some fresh perspective into these topics.

What are your thoughts on this? Let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions.  

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