Organizing Your Inspiration

I try to keep the cork board by my desk really tidy. However, most of my inspiration storage happens on my desktop. I have folder upon folder of disorganized photos. After discovering a few methods to organize my inspiration, my desktop thanks me. Today there are so many apps, programs, and diy methods to help keep everything tidy.

Whether you like your inspiration tangible or digital we all want the same thing: order. Even if you have an overflowing cork board filled with hundreds of magazine photos and fabric swatches, you still want to know where everything is. We can't all have a separate inspiration board for each source or each category can we?

If you're the super organized type like me, you'll really like evernote. It's an application that allows you to store photos attached to source links. You can even make notes about the photos and apply tags. Within the application you can make multiple folders too. However, if you're a little more disorganized and like seeing your inspiration all at once (similar to an inspiration board) Pinterest may be for you! Pinterest allows you to store images of inspiration and see them all at once.

Those are absolutely my two new favorite methods of storing inspiration. I realize a lot of you are inspiration storage purists and most likely cringe at the thought of throwing away your inspiration board at home. I think it's important to have both!

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