Raise your hand if your phone’s camera roll has pics from 2012. Yep, us too. It’s time to organize all those beautiful memories. We’re talking folders, prints, and apps.
And on the not-so down-low, freeing up physical space on your phone can also greatly free up mental space. No more feeling bogged down with the 100 snaps you took of your most recent foray into sourdough baking. A bajillion photos of your pet? Yeah...one or two will do just fine. On your mark, get set, organize.
It’s simpler than you think. Just follow the step-by-step instructions, and send in your original videos, photos, and negatives. In six to eight weeks, you’ll receive those originals back, plus a new digital version via thumb drive, DVD, or as a download from the cloud. Get the tissues ready because you’re about to binge all those baby videos. ($53.99+, Legacy Box)
To start, pick 30 of your best photos to fill this sweet print. Minted will do the rest. You’ll get a heart-shaped collage of them to hang in your home. Psst...Valentine’s Day isn’t thattt far away. We’re just giving you some ideas… ($29+, Minted)
Because you have to scroll and scroll (and scroll) to get all the way to the top of your camera roll. It works via your Gmail account. Your first 15 GB of storage are free. Once stored, your photos are safe and private to you. Within the app you can search based on people, places, and things in them (no need to tag). Oh, and you can edit within the app, too. Score. (Free to download from the App Store)
Included with a Prime membership, users get unlimited photo storage with 5 GB of video storage. You can download the Amazon Photos app to your phone to easily share and print images, too. Once your photos are saved to the Amazon Photos bank, you can delete them off your device. And we love the sound of that. (Free with an Amazon Prime membership)
Dreamy string lights in your bedroom? Check. Hanging some of your best pics? Also check. No need to spend a ton of time figuring out a gallery wall. This is the perfect option for those who want a quick solution. And they’ll look super cute with polaroid prints. ($14.98, Amazon)
Whether on your desktop or on your phone, Flickr (remember those days) is still one of the biggest photo-storage applications around. You can edit and share with ease, plus get access to the Flickr community. Browse trending photos, explore the profiles of other users, or upload privately to keep your most precious prints secure. (Free to download from the App Store)
We know, we know. Figuring out what photos to hang and how big to size them can be overwhelming. Mixtiles can simplify the process. Each tile is 8 inches by 8 inches, removable, reusable, and will leave no marks. Plus, shipping is free. Always. ($11/per tile, Mixtiles)
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PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.
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