Photo Freedom Essentials: Storage Binders

As I was working on the first episode of the new Photo Freedom Deep Dive course with Noell and Izzy from Paperclipping.com, I had this thought: "Why don't I create a serious of blog posts that share some of the basic information for people that are eager to set up a Library of Memories (or LOM) system!" (Duh.) I've always had an online repository for this kind of basic info at Big Picture Classes in the archived Library of Memories classrooms and/or the LOM community, but now that that has changed, there really isn't a place where you can find this stuff, like links to essential products/tools, or downloads that are super helpful. There is so much that I'm eager to just give away, because I want to see people get started and be successful in organizing themselves in a way that will support inspired storytelling for themselves and their families. 

So, with this idea/goal in mind, here is my first post, dedicated to one of three ESSENTIALS that make up the foundation of my system. 

Storage Binders

 This is a 2-Up photo album by Pioneer. I have ten of these photos albums on one shelf in my studio (see image below), that I use as my Storage Binders.  You can purchase these binders HERE. 

This is a 2-Up photo album by Pioneer. I have ten of these photos albums on one shelf in my studio (see image below), that I use as my Storage Binders. You can purchase these binders HERE. 

Storage Binders are absolutely essential to the success of any traditional scrapbooker, and by that I mean any scrapbooker that works with physical prints (even some of the time) because they allow you to temporarily store pictures in chronological order. These particular Storage Binders are designed with two pockets or photo sleeves on the front and back of each page. Because these albums feature a three-ring binding, it is very easy to open the rings and add, remove or rearrange the pages as you scrapbook. You will use Storage Binders again and again as you cycle printed photos through them. 

  You might remember that originally, I used 15, dark blue, 3-Up photo albums, but now that I'm printing fewer photos, I find this set of smaller albums works better for me. They're easier to store on a shelf, lighter to maneuver and they still store plenty of photos! 


You might remember that originally, I used 15, dark blue, 3-Up photo albums, but now that I'm printing fewer photos, I find this set of smaller albums works better for me. They're easier to store on a shelf, lighter to maneuver and they still store plenty of photos! 

A few years ago, I created a few videos with my friends at scrapbook.com to help showcase some of their products that support my LOM system. This video talks about Storage Binders and Cold Storage boxes. Cold Storage boxes are not essential, but very helpful. I will eventually write a post about Cold Storage boxes and then link to it from here. 

If you have questions about Storage Binders or other aspects of my Library of Memories system, let me know!