OK, I promise this is the last post about Week in the Life! As I went through this project, I learned a few things about what to do different next time to make completing things much smoother and simpler. Here we go:
1. Start with the end in mind.
If you watched my video from Tuesday, you know that my album was a goofy size. I also had a mix of vertical and horizontal photos that made choosing an album type difficult. Next time, I’m going to take all horizontal photos. Then I’ll be able to choose a standard type of page protector, slip photos in pockets and be on my way! Shopping for an album beforehand might also be helpful (so I’ll know how many photos I can use for each page/day).
2. Send photos to an online printer.
I printed my pictures with my Selphy. Easy? Yes. Quick? Double yes. But cost-effective? Probably not. I could have printed them much more cheaply had I sent them to Snapfish or another similar online printer.
3. Stay simple!
I made my album so much more complicated than it needed to be. Next time, with some planning ahead, I’m going to have a quick and easy way to display my photos and wrap up the project much more quickly.
Just a final thought:
I so enjoyed this project. I recently started a new, less-stressful job and that’s what enabled me to do this WITL to begin with! My old job was great, but it was totally exhausting and took over my life. I NEVER would have attempted to even start a project like this because I knew I would just get too tired and I would never have the time to put a whole album together. With my new job and my new lifestyle, I can do fun crafty things like this and I don’t view it as another chore to add to my ‘to do’ list. I actually had a good time doing it! I’m excited about finding other similar projects to take part in. If you haven’t given something like this a try–go for it! And feel free to link to your blog or YouTube channel below to share your projects!