1. My sister's post on tidying up her bedroom, and
2. Lori's request that I divulge my photo filing secrets.
There are so many jobs around the house that we 'should' be doing, right?
Some you love, or at least like, OK...that you don't hate.
And then there are the ones that you do hate!
Sometimes you hate them so much, they
Does anyone else actually do all the housework every week other than my mum??
I know it's bad but much of my housework is done on a need-to-because-it-is-so-bad-I-cannot-stand-looking-at-it-anymore basis.
Let's make some lists...because I am very good at doing that. (Following up on the lists is my problem.)
Jobs I LOVE -
- Organizing my photos on the computer
- Writing lists
- Checking e-mails, Facebook, Twitter (that's a job, right?)
- Sewing and craft projects
- Writing and reading blogs (I know, that's a pastime, but I'm calling it a job to make me feel better.)
Jobs I don't mind too much -
- Ironing (Call me crazy, but the bit I hate is getting the ironing board out...so I put it off)
- Making beds
- Washing the dishes (and I do not have a dishwasher)
- Tidying up
Jobs I HATE -
- Changing sheets
- Calling anyone about repairs/maintenance/insurance
- Cooking dinner
- Cleaning the bathroom & toilet
- Cleaning windows, walls and ceilings
- Cleaning the kitchen, fridge and microwave
- Vacuuming and mopping the floors
- Cleaning out cupboards
- Washing the car
- Cleaning & vacuuming the inside of the car
- Cleaning air-conditioner filters
When it comes to cleaning I'm the world's biggest princess.
You should hear what goes on in my head...
"This is disgusting."
"Why do I have to do this?"
As though I'm fully expecting that my maids should be doing it for me. Maids that, of course, I do NOT have!
I'm not too bad with the minor jobs but big jobs like washing the outside walls of the house with a cloth and bucket of water....ewwwwww.
My two year old daughter, however, doing the exact same thing, thinks it's totally fun.
Wouldn't it be lovely to find cleaning pure joy?
My impressive photo filing skills, on the other hand, aren't really so impressive because we all know when you love doing something, it's not hard at all.
In the days before digital cameras and photos on computers (yes, I am so old!) I spent hours collating my photos into photo albums. (Not scrapbooking, never got into that.)
I even used to do my sister's...just for fun!
I love photos!
And now that it is so easy to take photos and see them instantly (no waiting for processing) it means I have more photos than anyone needs.
More than 22 000 photo files are stored on my computer, that's ridiculous! Admittedly some are double ups because of my super filing storage system...hehehe...anyhow, here it is for anyone who's interested...
I have files within files within files.
I download everything from the camera into a 'downloaded from camera' file (original, I know.)
Then they're all labelled according to the date they were taken - year, month, day. That way they come up in chronological order.
I move them to files within my 'photo album' file after I've named them all.
My files in the photo album are
Places & Scenery
Special Days, Holidays & Days Out
Each of these files has multiple files within...you get the idea.
It seems like a lot of work, but I do it regularly. Pretty much as soon as I download I name and move them. At the end of the year I'll move all of the ones in the 2010 file into other files and will rename it 2011.
Maybe that only makes sense to me.
I need to know where my photos are at all times because I'm always using them for editing, blogging, watching them on my screensaver, so this is what I do to make them easily accessible.
(One of my photoshopping projects)
My mother-in-law is always asking me to download hers from her camera and they just go into 'My Pictures' with the thousands of other photos....I cringe every time. I just want to get in there and organize them for her!!