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DIY Photo Organizing

— with Chantal Imbach and Fiona McLauchlan Staff in Australia 

The SOS Show

— with James Lott Jr. in Los Angeles (video — 42 min.)

Declutter Hub Podcast

— with Ingrid Jansen in London (video & audio — 38 min.)

The Streamlined Connection

— with Miriam Ortiz y Pino  in Albuquerque (video — 54 min.)


— same topic, pre-book, with John Hunt  (video & audio — 19 min.)

PWS (Photos With Sherita Podcast) #22

— same topic, pre-book, with Sherra Humphreys and Rita Norton


Related guest posts, interviews, mentions, and quotes:

Paper Doll Presents 4 Stellar Organizing & Productivity Resources

— Julie Bestry, Best Results Organizing, 13 Feb 2023

How to Trace Your Family Tree

— Sandra Beckwith, Senority Magazine, 20 Oct 2022

Life Story Links: September 20, 2022 — “Picture This”

— Curated Roundups by Dawn M. Roode, 20 Sep 2022

The Things Your Kids Might Actually Want to Inherit

— Janet Schiesl, Basic Organization, 11 Jul 2022

The 5 questions to ask about memorabilia

— The Declutter Hub, 1 Jun 2022

— Julie Bestry, Best Results Organizing, 3 Jan 2022

Review of Hazel Thornton’s book “What’s a Photo Without the Story?”

— Janet Barclay, Your Organizing Business, 22 Dec 2021

— Julie Bestry, Best Results Organizing, 13 Dec 2021

Life Story Links: November 16, 2021 — “Passing on an Heirloom”

— Curated Roundups by Dawn M. Roode, 16 Nov 2021

Paper Doll Interviews the Genealogy Organizers

— Julie Bestry, Best Results Organizing, 25 Jan 2021

5 Questions to Ask Before Organizing Memorabilia

— Andi Willis, Good Life Photo Solutions, 5 Feb 2020

Organizing Your Family History

— for (SMEAD), Leiann Thompson and John Hunt, 09 Jul 2019

Interview with Hazel Thornton: Genealogist, Professional Organizer, Personal Photo Organizer and Author

— Janet Barclay, Your Organizing Business, 26 Jun 2019

Organizing for Your Legacy

— Professional Organizers Blog Carnival (sponsor), 21 Feb 2019

21 Things Photo Organizers Want You To Know

— The Photo Managers, 3 Dec 2018

Downsizing and Keeping Your Family Legacy

— YouTube panel discussion at the 2018 Before I Die New Mexico Festival, with Gail Rubin, Miriam Ortiz y Pino, and Karen Hyatt (78 min.)

What Does A Personal Photo Organizer Do With Her Own Family Photos?

— The Photo Mangers, blog post, 4 Jun 2018

Grandma’s Lawn Chairs: Do Your Photos Tell a Story?

— The Photo Managers, blog post, 16 Oct 2017

Who Do You Think You Look Like? The Mystery of Family Resemblances

— The Photo Managers, blog post, 5 Jun 2017


Org4life blog posts & resources:

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  • Are you prepared?
  • Genealogy
  • Photos & Memorabilia
  • Tell Your Story
    • Hazel’s Family Stories
    • Hazel’s Organizing Stories

CLICK HERE for Resource Roundups.

  • Legacy Resource Roundup
  • Genealogy Resource Roundup
  • Photo & Memorabilia Resource Roundup
  • 16 Archived Organizing Resource Roundups

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