It’s not just for photos. Use your camera and “album” feature in iPhoto to organize so many more aspects of life. You’ll love every single one of these hacks!
- School/Camp Info
Whenever I get correspondence from a school or camp that I’ll need to refer to in the future, I snap a picture and add to my school/camp info album. These include school calendars, bus passes, mishloach manos teacher lists, school supplies lists, etc. Instead of papers floating around the house, I can throw them out and still have access to the information at a moment’s notice.
- Supper Menus
Every Sunday I jot down a dinner menu for the week. I then hang it on the fridge for the kids to refer to. But I also take a picture of it and add it to my supper menus album. I can then look back at previous menus when I’m looking for menu inspiration.
Those invitations that arrive that don’t fit into an obvious category, such as neighbors or cousins, get a picture and saved in my Invitations album. When I was compiling our guest list for my eldest son’s bar mitzvah, I referred to that album to see who hadn’t automatically made it onto a list I had acquired from others. This way I didn’t forget the neighbor who moved away 4 years ago or my husband’s camp friend with whom he still keeps in touch. I was also able to get inspiration for wording and design from the many invitations I had saved.
- Borrowed Books
Whenever we borrow books from the Jewish Library or a family member, I take a picture and save it to the Borrowed Books album. When it’s time to return them, I can easily see what we are looking for and how they look. It makes finding the books and knowing where to return them much easier.
As I do more and more of my clothing shopping online, I also have more returns to process and mail. After losing track of several returns and not every checking if I got refunded, I knew I needed a better system. Now, when I am returning something, I take a picture of the return label and the list of the items I’m returning. I then have the tracking number so I can keep track of my package and I can make sure if my refund was received.
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