Imagine when you want to look for that roll of film from a special trip or event you went to a few years ago and you realize that you have tens or even hundreds of rolls stashed in your storage area. Each one of them needs to be taken out and painstakingly gone through just to look for that one roll.
Well, the good news is if you’re only beginning now and you only have in your name a handful of films, you can avoid that with some simple cataloging. Here’s how:
What you’ll need:
1. Sticker Paper
3. Some knowledge on Microsoft Office Word
You can get these ready-cut sticker papers in most stationary stores. The one I bought came with three columns but I have seen ones with other configurations.
In Microsoft Office Word, make tables with the type of information you intend to record on your canisters. In my case, I’ve decided to have a code line, date, location and film type.
I’ll be using the code line to keep track of which film roll an album or a photo is from so that if I want to make any reprints, I could just look for the code and know which film to grab. As for the date, location and film type, they’re easily changeable to suit your needs! Maybe you want to have a line to keep track of which event the roll was from or even which friend you got it from if you’re doing film swaps.
The possibilities are there for you to explore so do what you have to to suit your needs and make sure that the next time you’re looking for that particular roll of film, you’ll have no trouble finding it.