This year let’s create a haven at home with the 52-week home project. Small, managable weekly tasks and challenges to create a space that promotes peace, inspires creativity, nurtures your family and is not only more organized but also runs with more purpose and intention.
To catch up on all the previous projects, head here.
Well it’s been awhile since we’ve had a project, hasn’t it? Between summer fun, end of the summer, and my oldest starting Kindergarten it’s been a full and busy season!
Now that we are a few weeks into the new school year (at least for us anyway), it’s time to get back into the swing of things and start tackling small projects around the house.
This week as summer is winding down, let’s preserve some of those summer memories!
Project 31: Preserving Summer Memories
Your project for this coming week is to preserve all of those precious summer memories by getting those photos off of your phone or camera, backing them up, making a photobook or scrapbook and any other keepsake you might wish to keep.
This week’s project may take a little longer but get your whole family on board if they are old enough to sort and organize photos. Or turn on a Podcast or audiobook and get to work!
- Scroll through all the photos on your phone or camera. Delete duplicates, blurry ones or shots that aren’t worth keeping.
- Back them up! Get them off of your phone or camera and back them up to a safe photo storage site. I use the Shutterfly and Dropbox off straight on my phone to easily store and share photos.
- Place them in a Photobook. This might take a little longer but set aside some time this week to place those photos in a summer themed photobook or into the summer pages of your 2016 photobook. I use Shutterfly and they have an easy drag and drop feature or they can even place them for you. Once all the photos are in place, take a few more minutes and add some captions, dates, special memories or cute embellishments to make your photo book a keepsake for years to come.
- Print off the pictures. If you are more of a scrapbook or photo album kind of person, go ahead and print off the photos and begin the work of placing them in the album or book. Make sure to label dates and events.
- Organize the physical keepsakes. Have some fun souvenirs from your summer vacation or items you want to keep? Place them in a keepsake box or display them in their appropriate place.
- Write in their memory books. Spend some time writing a summer themed letter in each of your child’s memory journals. Highlight some summer family memories, share a special prayer for a new school year or write down some important milestones that occurred over the last few months.
Setting aside some time this week while the summer memories are still fresh is so important. Don’t wait until the end of the year to try and do this. Chances are you won’t remember and plus you will have so many other things competing for your attention at the end of the year!
A New Project for a New Week
Each week I’ll share a new challenge to help us tackle one small area of our homes.
Some weeks it might be a deep cleaning task, some weeks it might be a decluttering task, some weeks it might be a challenge to help you create a space you love, and some weeks it might be a combination of a few different challenges.
The goal for the 52-Week Home Project is to have a home that is not only more organized but also runs with more purpose and intention and just feels more peaceful and calm.
Next Sunday I’ll share my progress as well as give our next challenge in the 52-Week Home Project so be sure to stay tuned.
Missed a project in the 52-Week Home Project? Head here to see the complete list of all 52 projects!
How did you do with your 52-Week Home Project this wee? Share your results in the comments below, including a link to your blog post or photo you shared on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #The52WeekHomeProject
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