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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New Feature: Desktop Uploader for Mac

You asked for a super quick and easy way to upload hundreds of moments to Arkiver at once so here it is…Arkiver’s Desktop Uploader for Mac!

  • No more waiting for files to upload, everything will be done in the background so you can do other stuff and avoid staring at a progress bar.
  • Upload photos, videos, PDFs, documents (will be converted to PDFs) and audio files.
  • Uploads through Arkiver are unlimited. You are only constrained by the available storage on your connected Dropbox or Google Drive storage account.

How do you get started with the Desktop Uploader? Quickly and simply…

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6 Ways Arkiver Can Help You Manage Family Memories

Managing all your family’s memories can be overwhelming.  All those photos, videos, art projects, hand-made cards and childhood milestones creates a huge and ever-growing pile of stuff to organize.  Arkiver is here to help.  Our mission is to make the role of managing your family’s memories one you look forward to rather than dread.

Arkiver is like a digital journal for life – a place to easily collect, organize, share and enjoy all of your family’s best memories. Here are 6 ways it can help families like yours…

Alexis Tabb
Alexis is the marketing intern for Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. A senior at Washington and Lee University, she’s excited to work in her hometown of Greenville, SC to help others preserve their photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with their family and friends.
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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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8 Ways to Avoid Vacation Photo Overload

We all love summer vacation, but we typically return overloaded with photos and mementos. Whether it’s our kids happily building sand castles or a photo opp in front of the Trevi fountain, how can we not take a picture to capture those moments? Usually we’ll take several just to make sure the scene is composed perfectly and everyone is smiling. Sound familiar?

 

Unfortunately, once we get back home, sorting through all these memories can be stressful and time consuming. Often it’s a job we put off and never complete. Here’s a few ideas to help you avoid photo overload this summer and create a wonderful record of your vacation for you and your family.

 

Alexis Tabb
Alexis is the marketing intern for Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. A senior at Washington and Lee University, she’s excited to work in her hometown of Greenville, SC to help others preserve their photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with their family and friends.
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