“My last client almost shed tears of joy when she saw her new organized digital library. She originally had photos and videos saved across 3 devices, 1 photo sharing website, and an external hard drive. Plus I saved 158 GB of storage on her laptop, and over 60 hours of her time, so she was thrilled!”
– Maddie, Personal Digital Organizer
The first step in any digital organizing project is consolidation.
This task can often seem quite daunting, especially when photos may be scattered across a myriad of devices: computers, hard drives, cloud accounts such as Shutterfly or Dropbox, SD cards, discs, cell phones, old video cameras, and perhaps even some floppy discs
that have been gathering dust for over a decade. We’ve seen that many of our clients feel a sense of weight lifted from their shoulders even just by consolidating their digital photos into one area.
The main goal of consolidation is to aggregate all of the photos from all of your devices into one central location in order to tackle the process of de-duplicating and organizing those photos. You can read our blog post for a step-by-step process for photo consolidation you might find useful.
Once you’ve consolidated all of your photo and video files onto one device, you are ready to begin the deduplication phase of your digital organizing project and you’re one step closer to a fresh start with your digital photos!