I don’t know about you, but printing pictures is just not at the top of my list of things to do. I love taking and sharing pictures, but I hate the process of printing the photos. What I hate even more is spending tons of money on prints that get stuffed in the closet and never get seen again. Today, I’m sharing some places that will give you free and cheap photo printing plus a few ideas to store these pictures where you can enjoy them with your family.
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Print, Store and Display your Photo Memories
Get Free Prints or Free Shipping for New Accounts:
If you have recently moved to a new address or have never signed up for these services, you can register for a free account and get free prints (only pay shipping). This adds up to a really good deal if you have lots of pictures that need to be printed. Most of these services offer promotions where you can get photos printed for a great price even after you sign up. You can have them shipped to your home or sometimes arrange to pick them up in a store near you. Snapfish: and Shutterfly offer 50 free prints (plus shipping) with new account. Winkflash offers free shipping on photo prints.
Look for Rebates:
When you are ready to order your prints online, make sure you start at Mr. Rebates Many online photo sites will offer a rebate just for starting your shopping on the Mr. Rebates site. You simply type in the photo company you plan to use. For example, Snapfish offers 12% rebate! Since you are planning to order the pictures anyway, why not get some money put back in your pocket!
Not a member of Mr Rebates? No problem! Just click on this link or image and sign up today! It’s free and definitely worth the extra step. You can read all the details about Mr Rebates here.
Store your pictures the Smart Way:
Last winter I discovered these photo storage boxes that make organizing my extra photos a snap. I found these plastic photo storage boxes that allow me to separate my pictures into years and events. I purchased the Large Photo Keeper from Amazon. There are 16 individual plastic boxes that hold 100 4×6 pictures each. I have been sorting my pictures into events and years. I can now just open the plastic storage box and pull out the pictures from our vacation in 1999 or from 2003 and see what we did that year. Talk about easy storage! I feel so organized now!
Buy a photo album today:
Plan for success by ordering or purchasing a photo album today. I use a simple 3 Ring Photo Albums that allows me to just slide the pictures in the slots in order. Sure the scrapbooks are amazing and look so nice sitting out on the coffee table, but in reality many people get bogged down with time commitments and then feel guilty that these photos from their baby’s first year haven’t been completed. So save yourself the time and guilt and just slide the pictures in an old fashioned album.
Of course, there are some of you who love to scrapbook. By all means, then do them! Love them and enjoy the finished product. But if you are not one of the scrapbook lovers, then find an easier option.
Display on the wall:
If you love to display your photos but hate when they get outdated, then you may want to try one of the easy hanging photo storage options. I have a plastic frame that allows me to slide in random 4×6 pictures as I get them printed. I can change them out anytime I want to. There are many varieties of Hanging Photo Displays that give you the option to switch out your photos easily.
Do you print your pictures or are you like me with thousands of photos waiting on a digital memory card waiting to be printed?