I bought a couple of these to organize my family's huge collection of photos. The little boxes inside made it so much easier to keep them all neat and easy to find. I am confident that it is a system that can easily be maintained even by some of my organizationally challenges family members. :) The photos fit in very nicely and can be labeled in any way that is convenient to you. In addition, the other side opens up for a 12x12 area which allows for larger photos and other pieces flat pieces (such as marriage licenses, military certificates, or even a few pieces of children's artwork) to be stored if needed. The little boxes inside fold and wouldn't stand up by themselves very well, but work very nicely inside the protective plastic case.