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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Family History, family historians, sharing history, recording history

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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print photos, preserve memories

4 Reasons to Print Photos

With the advent of smartphones, capturing photos has never been easier and sharing them is almost effortless. Typically, you just press share and click the social account to post it to. So why do we need to print photos?

When Google’s VP also says we need to print more photos, it might just be time to listen. We’ve taken his advice to heart and put together our 4 top reasons to print photos…

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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How Memories Can Give You a New Perspective On Life

We are planners. You’ve most likely heard your parents say, “think about your future,” at some point in your life. It’s easy to get caught in the grind, constantly collecting goals and to-dos in endless lists. From the grocery list on the fridge to your work calendar at the office, we find ourselves effortlessly traversing and organizing the future. Advertising, media, and a human desire to achieve more all drive us to dwell on what we don’t have and what we haven’t achieved, rather than appreciating all that we have already accomplished.

 

So, what about the past?

 

Cory Bailey
Cory is an English major at Furman University in Greenville, SC. His study abroad experience in the British Isles motivated him to find new ways to preserve and share his travel stories. This search led him to Arkiver where he now contributes useful and entertaining blogs.
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