How to organize ephemera on a long trip


One of the things that can be frustrating about scrapbooking is trying to sort through all of your ephemera after a long trip.

Sometimes you can’t even remember what something is, or where you got it.  This is especially true if you leave scrapbooking projects for months after the events have occurred.

Here is an organizing tip that I use when I am going on long trips that I know that I want to scrapbook:

  1. I take large envelopes – one for every day plus a couple extra in case I mess something up – on the trip with me.
  2. At the end of each day I label the envelope with the date, and write all of the things that we did that day on the outside of the envelope.
  3. I place all of the ephemera that I have collected during that day in the envelope and seal it.
  4. If I have any items that might need explanation later – like a flake of rust off of an old canon – I also write that on the envelope as well.
  5. When I get home I already have every item organized along with a psuedo-journal and it makes it easy to match up pictures with the ephemera items.

The video below shares additional strategies for collecting, sorting, and storing ephemera so that it can be easily accessible later for inclusion into your scrapbook designs:

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