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4 Reasons to hire a Professional photo Organizer

Updated: Sep 27, 2018

Mara Morrison of The Filing Fairies wants you to get past the reasons you aren’t organizing your photos and consider hiring a professional photo organizer.




In our line of work, we hear things like:

  • “I could do this myself.”

  • “I know I could do this on my own, but I just can’t motivate myself to get started.”

  • “There are too many options I don’t know which one is right for me”.


Because many people believe they have the skills to complete a task themselves, there is also an associated sense of guilt.  They are thinking “I should be able to get this project done”.  They are embarrassed that they long to hire someone to do it for them.


I remember the first time I hired a cleaner for the house.  You should have heard the song and dance I made about how busy I was and how I really COULD clean the house myself, how apologetic I was about my Joe Average household mess.  I won’t even get started on the wife/mother guilt that I laid on myself.   I will tell you that once I gave myself permission to let that responsibility go, the sweet release of the burden that would allow me to focus my energy on my growing family and a business I loved, the relief I felt was uplifting.


You hire a landscape gardener to advise on planting or design and help keep the lawns in check, or a tutor to unravel complicated math problems with the kids.  There is no shame in engaging a professional photo organizer to help you with your photo life management.  Most people are unable to put a monetary value on their life’s memories so why not invest in getting help to ensure that they are used, enjoyed and protected.





4 reasons why you should hire a Professional Photo Organizer


You are busy.

Life is chaotic!  We are all at different stages of life and every one of those stages comes with high demands on your time.   It is perfectly reasonable to not get through the basic household chores and errands, let alone a special project, no matter how important it might be.


A Professional Photo Organizer is dedicated to helping and is working hard to provide solutions you can use.


You are overwhelmed and scared.

The elephant just seems so huge and you don’t know where to start eating it.  Metaphorically you are scared that eating such a large elephant will make you full to bursting and you are scared that trying to work on a large project will crush you.


A Professional Photo Organizer can help identify a clear process to suit your unique needs and put you on the path to freedom.



You are confused by choice.

You know the old saying, “a Jack of all trades, the Master of none.”  When there are too many options or solutions, you become confused by what might be right for you. Of course, you can’t be expected to be skilled in all areas.  Plus, you recognize that you don’t really want an unskilled indecisive ‘Jack’ to be held responsible for your priceless memories.


A Professional Photo Organizer can demystify all the solutions and ascertain what is right for your individual needs.


You need accountability.

Similar to engaging a trainer or coach to motivate you to achieve fitness and sporting goals, a Professional Photo Organizer can hold you accountable for your photo organizing goals.


Your story matters.  Your photo collection tells that story.  Don’t let guilt or fears prevent you from doing something to preserve and protect your precious memories. 

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We also invite you to visit our blog ThePhotoOrganizers.com for more tips and in-depth knowledge from some of the top photo organizing industry professionals.


To find a photo organizer near you, visit the Association of Personal Photo Organizers.



The Filing Fairies is a partnership between friends Mara Morrison and Jo Myers, who met working for an event management company.  It was there that they discovered their shared passion for order, lists and getting things done. In 2008 as part of a 150th Anniversary Tour for NAB they organized close to 200 events over an 8 month period. It was during that time they recognized their excellence as a team. Now as The Filing Fairies they hope to realize a vision of giving you peace of mind by helping you to organize your photo collection so you can utilize and enjoy it.  The Filing Fairies are certified members of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers.



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