6-Case Photo Storage Box
A perfect solution
A perfect solution for what is left over from the pre-digital era.
I don't have that many hard copy photos, and for that I have, this box is the perfect answer - I don't have time for a digitizing project now due to other priorities, so I need an acid-free "temporary station" for the photos awaiting being digitized. This one answers my need. The inside boxes are just the right size for a standard set of prints from one film. As all products by IRIS, this one is sturdy, smooth, and well-made. The clear clicking sound confirms that you closed the box properly.
May 4, 2014
great tool for organizing photos
So glad to have found these! Life is too short to have piles of photos weighing you down.
It didn't take long at all for me to take the piles of photos I had in shoeboxes and do a rough sort into the individual cases.
Pile of photos from the family reunion? They get their own case. Summer vacation 2010? Own case. Mix and match pile? They get a case so I can sort them later.
I started with 2 boxes, as proof of concept, and ended up purchasing a total of 8, all of which are filled with photos.
Next I plan to go through each little case - just one case in a sitting - and weed out all the bad photos that aren't worth keeping. Once I do that for all the cases (8 x 6 = 48) I'll make another pass to sort the photos I really want to keep and the ones I will offer to extended family. (Again, just one case at a time so it's not overwhelming.)
The final step will be to put the remaining photos in albums.
These photo cases make it easy to take the overwhelming prospect of doing something with my photos and turn it into something much more approachable, that can be broken into simple steps.
March 29, 2013
Best Way to Organize Photos
Love these! Like another reviewer I sat down with my multiple shoeboxes of old photos and sorted through them. I bought the 6-case box thinking that would be enough, but I don't want to mix categories so I'm going to purchase a 2nd 6-case box. I LOVE the fact that I went from multiple beat up cardboard shoeboxes that were taking up valuable space to this small, neat, organized compartment that takes up hardly any space!
2 minor complaints...on a couple of the boxes, the clasp is not catching very well, so I have to be careful that it doesn't pop open when I'm taking it out. 2nd thing is, I would like to label the top of the case, so that when they are standing up in the storage box, I can just glance at the label without having to pull out each case. But the top of the case is curved which makes it difficult to keep a label adhered to it. These are very nitpicky things though, and I love this system!
June 10, 2013
Way better than my old photo box!
My old photos existed in a shoe box type box. I saw this on sale and had to try it. I love it! Iris products are great (I use the scrapbook paper cases). The tough plastic is great for protecting my stuff. I love that it is clear so you can see what you are looking for. The best part though is instead of one big box, your photos are grouped into interior boxes. This is great when I go scrapbooking I can just grab a couple packs of photos instead of the whole box. And it is easy to switch groups of photos from one box to another for organizing. I would say the only con is you can't fit quite as many photos since the thick plastic between each case takes up space, but I would rather have the quality plastic and the divider options. Wish it came in more sizes than just 4x6!
March 3, 2010