One spot that was affected is where I store all our old family photographs. It's a project that I have been wanting to tackle for a very long time. One reason why I want to move and change things around here is a fear of losing all our photos. As most of you know, my 89 year old dad has lived with us for over 10 years. To be blunt…he is dangerous! He's had several mishaps and we've had floods and the fire alarm goes off a lot. We've installed an Alzheimer's attachment on his stove and try to use automatic shut offs on most everything.
That being said, I need a different system for my photos. If there was ever a fire in the house and my family was safely outside, the first thing I would like to grab would be our pictures.
Here's where we store them now…
I just need your opinion on how you store your photos…
I store all our pictures in these photo boxes.
They are great! You just take the pile of pictures from that one event and store them behind the explanation card.
I was good with this for years!
I started in 1985 when my husband and I first met.
I was good until 2004. Then my parents moved in so we could take care of my mom, we had a major addition on the house, 2 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and life…
I went from the box on the left all neat and categorized…to the box on the right, literally just filing the envelopes of pictures in the box.
To be very honest with you, years back all those red envelopes were rolls and rolls of film I hadn't developed in a long time and did it all at once. Sad I know.
Well, times have changed and all our new photos are stored on tiny little memory cards, on the computer or on discs.
Here's my question to you…How do you store your "old" photos?
I want to accomplish 3 things
- I want to make each of my daughters an album of their own to take with them when they start their own lives
- I want to store all my original photos in a fire proof save
- and lastly, I want to get all my photos scanned onto a disc, memory card or the computer.
My original intent was to put my photos in albums again, because I can fit them in a fire proof safe. The boxes are great, but won't fit in the safe and when the kids reminisce and go through the photos, the pictures get messed up with the categories. I'm thinking albums are better to look through.
- have you scanned your old photos on your own and how long did it take?
- have you ever sent your photos out to a scanning service? I'm nervous about sending them all.
Thanks in advance for all your help,