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The Digital Shoebox: How to Organize, Find, and Share Your Photos by Sarah Bay Williams

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Two. Making a Home for Your Photos

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In Year and Month Folders

Even the most disorganized people have certain “filing systems” in their homes. They probably have a closet that holds stuff like coats and suitcases; they put their forks with the other forks in the kitchen drawer...no? OK, they at least have a dedicated silverware drawer or, um, section of their dish rack. They would not go looking for their coat in the silverware drawer, am I right?

Having dedicated places for certain items makes it easy to remember where to look for them when you need them. Even if you’re the messiest kid on the block, you probably keep your toothbrush somewhere ...

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