Tips, resources, and ideas to help you organize, store, and display the items that mean the most to you
Caring for Your Family Archives [offsite link]
The National Archives stores some of the US´s most important documents and historical pieces; their question-and-answer list on this site can help you choose the best and safest storage methods for your own archives.
How To Declutter and Organize Momentos
Adventures to new places often create amazing memories. But they can also create clutter. We are so completely programmed to pick up a souvenir or two, that we often do so by default. By being thoughtful at the outset you can outwit the marketers and keep clutter at bay. Try these three tips.
How to Preserve Your Keepsakes [offsite link]
Real Simple´s article on keepsake preservation includes tips on deciding what to save, choosing the safest storage, and finding the right supplies.
Organizing Memorabilia : Choosing What to Keep
Overwhelmed by your memorabilia? Use these tips to sort through your photos, letters, and mementos--the first step to getting them organized.
Organizing Memorabilia : Storing, Displaying, and Preserving
Once you´ve decided which mementos to keep, it´s time to choose ways of storing or displaying your memorabilia. Here´s how
Organizing Printed Photos
Photographs are great ways of remembering special people, places, and events. Often, though, they can get scattered around the house and wind up as clutter, making it hard to enjoy them. Here´s how to get your printed photos under control so they´ll bring up memories for years to come.
Preservation Projects and Techniques at About.com [offsite link]
About.com´s Genealogy editor has gathered a great collection of links to information on keepsake preservation.
Real Simple´s Keepsakes Inventory Worksheet [offsite link]
Keep track of the mementos you keep--along with why you keep them and how they´re stored--with this downloadable worksheet.
Saving Stuff [offsite link]
Saving Stuff, written by a preservation specialist from the Smithsonian, offers information, techniques, and advice on the best way to preserve, display, and store everything from old photographs to heirloom quilts to grandma´s wedding china.
Tools for Preserving Keepsakes [offsite link]
A few basic tools and supplies can help keep your mementos safe; here are the essentials, according to Real Simple magazine.
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