Day 27: 31 Day Photo Decluttering Challenge | From Overwhelmed to Organized: Day 27: 31 Day Photo Decluttering Challenge

Friday, October 27, 2017

Day 27: 31 Day Photo Decluttering Challenge

Got a lot of photos? Do you want to be able to enjoy your pictures instead of having to search and search to find your favourites? Does the thought of tackling your photo collection seem so overwhelming that you keep putting it off? Me too!

That's why this month I'm hosting the 31 Day Photo Decluttering Challenge! Each day I'll share tips to help you declutter your photo collection so you can really treasure and enjoy all the best ones. And I'll share my progress as I declutter my photos along with you :)

Today I'm sharing another way to enjoy your photos now that you've decluttered and organized them - create personalized gifts or household items featuring your favourite photos.

Today's Photo Decluttering Tip - Create Gifts or Items Featuring Your Photos

There are so many items you can create with your own photos. Here are just a few and how they help you or someone else enjoy your photos:

  • Calendars that feature photos of a special event - every month you can remember a different part of that event when you see the photos
  • Phone cases with photos of a special person - you'll have reminders of someone who loves you or someone you love every time you use your phone
  • Ornaments with photos of previous holidays - it's a once a year reminder of how your kids have grown or a chance to remember people who are no longer with you
  • Blankets or cushions with a photo (or photos) - who doesn't want to cuddle up a blanket or pillow with a special photo on it?
  • Mouse pads or charging pads with a photo of your family - can help keep your mind focused on what's really important in your life
  • Clothing - everything from t-shirts to ties is possible - great reminders of people or places or hobbies you love
  • Kitchen items - mugs, plates, cookie jars, baking dishes - all bring back memories if you include your favourite photos
  • Gift bags, gift boxes, and gift wrap - the packaging can make a gift even more special when it features a photo of the giver or the recipient
  • Any wall decor you can imagine - from canvas to wood, from collages to typography - your home decor can be personalized to feature your family members
  • Personalized baby gifts, wedding gifts, or graduation gifts are a special touch among other more traditional gifts
  • Holiday cards featuring photos from the previous year are a great way to share your photos with others

The possibilities are endless! Whether you create items for yourself or for gifts, they are a thoughtful way to enjoy your favourite photos all the time. 

There are lots of sites where you can create photo gifts. Here are a few with lots of selection {some affiliate links}:

1.  Zazzle - they offer tons of photo gifts! Here's just one example that would make a beautiful gift. 
Modern Photo Blanket for Grandma | Pink and White
2.  A Gift Personalized - they also offer lots of options for personalizing items with photos. Here's one example... a personalized frame.

3.  Personal Creations - again they have lots of personalized photo items to choose from. This one is a great way to celebrate your relationship or your wedding.

With the holiday season approaching, you may find some wonderful {clutter-free} gifts that will allow your friends and family to enjoy your photos too!

My Photo Decluttering Progress

I decluttered some more digital photos today. I deleted 57 photos out of 138. I'm working on my 2017 photos right now and will work my way backwards. It will take awhile :)

Your Turn!

Today your task is to check out some personalized photo gift sites and think about what items or gifts you may want to create. Consider which photos you would use for each one. Maybe you'll get a bunch of your holiday shopping done :) 

If you'd like more decluttering ideas, you can check out my Decluttering/Purging Tips & Ideas board on Pinterest.

How are you doing in the 31 Day Photo Decluttering Challenge so far? How do you think today's tip will help you? What photos are you decluttering today? What kinds of personalized photo items do you have in your home? What kinds of personalized photo gifts have you given?

Happy decluttering and organizing!

Here are the rest of the posts in this challenge: