If your family is like mine, you could fill at least one room with old photos. As we age, it becomes more and more difficult to part with these albums, stacks, boxes, envelopes and trunks of old photos. No matter what your family’s method of storage is, it’s probably not a safe and effective way to enjoy these precious memories. Let’s face it. We never really look at them, but we are compelled to save them. And space becomes the issue over time. I challenge you to set aside some time in your calendar or even better, involve others to help sort and store your old photos. You may even enjoy this task.
5 Steps to Sort, Store and Then Enjoy Old Photos
Here are 5 steps that may help you safely store precious memories and save space. Sorting old photos would be a great gift idea for your nostalgic family members for holidays or birthdays.
Put your old printed photos into a digital format
If discarding seems impossible to do, find a company that will digitize your photos for you. You just drop them off, and they put them into digital files for you. From here you can share the files, make prints or gifts, and the clutter is “in the cloud,” so to speak. This option is more expensive, but may be just perfect for you. If you have reel to reel, VHS or even Super8, these companies can help with that as well.
Here are just a couple of resources to digitize your old photos:
Photos old and new are wonderful, but only if you can enjoy them. Commit to this project and enjoy the newfound space in your home and your mind.
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