Why Marie Kondo is Right About Your Closet But Wrong About Your Photos

Marie Kondo’s The Life Changing Magic of Tidying: A Simple, Effective Way To Banish Clutter Forever is an organization lover’s bible. The Japanese professional organizer’s “KonMari Method” prescribes minimalism and keeping only the items that make you happy. But how can this extreme method be applied to your photos?

 

Kondo recommends only keeping five photos per life event. She says that we fool ourselves imagining that we’ll want to look at them again someday because someday never comes.

 

Marie Kondo maybe right for your closet, but she is wrong when it comes to organizing your photos and here’s why:

 

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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Organize Your Digital Life This Spring

It’s said that the secret to household organization is to have a place for everything and for everything to be in its place. With spring cleaning in full swing, why not apply that thinking to your digital life too?

If your family is anything like ours, the volume of digital pictures, documents and other files fragmented across devices can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips for getting your personal digital life organized this spring.

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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How To Organize and Digitize Your Kids Artwork

As parents we adore the art our children bring home from school but it’s impossible to keep it all without drowning in a sea of macaroni necklaces, feathers, and paper snowflakes. With several new masterpieces each week, we need a good system to keep our budding Picasso’s finest work organized. Here are some some tips to help you organize and digitize your kids artwork. 

 

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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Zuckerberg Manifesto: Facebook is Not For Personal Memories Anymore

Mark Zuckerberg’s Manifesto shared with the world last week acknowledges that Facebook is no longer primarily a platform for sharing personal memories between family and friends.

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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Facebook Pollution: Analysis Of My Facebook News Feed

Is your Facebook News Feed polluted with advertising, funny animal videos and all sorts of other attention grabbing digital clickbait?

I analyzed the most recent 100 posts in my Facebook News Feed and here’s what I found…

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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6 Reasons Why Arkiver is a Great Tool for Family Historians

Ever wanted to record and share your family history, but have no idea where to start? It can seem daunting: gathering all the information together, finding ways to store and organize it, and getting other relatives engaged. Arkiver is a platform that makes collecting and sharing family memories easier and more enjoyable and here are six reasons why Arkiver is a great tool for genealogists and family historians…

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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7 Steps For Saving and Sharing Your Family History

Wouldn’t it be great if you could document your family’s history? Arkiver is the perfect place to preserve and share precious memories of your loved ones and ancestors for all of your family to enjoy and pass on through the generations. Here’s 7 steps for getting get started…

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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Digitizing VHS Videos and Home Movies

You may find a number of VHS tapes in the depths of your attic or maybe a forgotten box in your home. Some of these VHS tapes may be corrupted because of age and usage, but some of them might still be good and contain precious memories that can never be recreated. If you don’t want to lose these precious memories, you’ll need to digitize these VHS tapes to your laptop or any personal computer. Here’s how…

Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.
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