Tips, resources, and ideas to help you organize, store, and display the items that mean the most to you

Caring for Your Family Archives star[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 star
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 star[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 star
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 star
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 star
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 star[offsite link]´s Genealogy editor has gathered a great collection of links to information on keepsake preservation.

Real Simple´s Keepsakes Inventory Worksheet star[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 star[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 star[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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