SARAH MACNAUGHT, FOUNDER

I’ve been a successful professional organiser for years.

Decluttering people’s lives, organising homes, managing large-scale downsizing projects, I’ve done it all. But one thing has always bugged me. The photographs.

All those hours spent crawling through attics, pulling suitcases from under beds, moving dusty shoeboxes out of cupboards, time and time again it was the photographs my clients treasured most. They were often unsorted and no copies existed so if they were lost in the move, they’d be gone forever.

I always felt these pictures should be shared with other family members, but most of my clients had no idea how to do that. It seemed daft to be handing them back, unsorted, to clients to put into their new loft for the next 20 years. But I had no method of organising photographs.

All of this really hit me when I returned to my native Australia for my brother’s funeral. I’d always presumed one of my 8 siblings had all the family photos but it turns out they didn’t. I realised our memories are scattered around the family too. That’s when I knew I needed to find a way to help people manage their photos.

Stuff is stuff, but memories are forever. So I set up The Photo Curators.

 

MEET SARAH'S TEAM

“It’s incredible that our children are now adults. But more incredible that we spent our lives as parents trying to capture all their memories, just to shove it all into closets. But the thought of digging out photos from around the house was always a daunting exercise.
On my birthday this year, my wife gave me just a card with a link from The Photo Curators. And there they were – our life time memories – organised, saved and now searchable and shareable. Giving me back our memories is simply the best gift ever.”

Patrick - Dad, Son, Reluctant Skydiver

“There exists just one known vinyl LP of my father’s band playing the steel drums in Jamaica. He is clearly featured on the album cover and so is my mother - in the background as the groupie! Sarah’s team preserved and recreated this album for all my family to enjoy and share for decades to come.”

Mike - Life Coach, Free Diver

“My mother was the family historian. What I inherited was beyond belief - over 100 scrapbooks, a lifetime of travel photo albums, slides, videos and diaries. Without Sarah’s help, the entire mess would have just crowded out my loft for another 20 years and overwhelmed the next generation. My brother and I now can share our curated life stories with our children without the angst.”

Gavin - Widower, Superdad, Kilt wearer, Piste Slayer

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