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Tips for Taking Care of Old Photos
Tips for Taking Care of Old Photos
My favorite type of organizing project is to help a client organize their old photos and documents.  I was introduced to the world of archiving and preservation years ago and it's become a bit of a specialty of mine. 
The photo's subject matter is just as fascinating to me as caring for them; I love to hear the stories that go along with them.  It's a glimpse into the past and a reminder that every person and every family contributes something to our world.  If we want to preserve these precious pieces of history, it's very important to know the proper ways to handle and store them.  So here are some basic rules for handling and storing your photos:
Rule #1:  Always store printed photos in a climate controlled environment.The most popular places to store old photos are the attic, the basement or the garage.  Unfortunately, these are also the worst places to store them because they are usually not climate controlled areas.  Extreme temperatures and humidity are a photo's worst enemy.  Photos should always be stored in the house in a dry area away from light and hot or cold temperatures.
Rule #2:  ... more

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