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How To Get Organized – Collectibles, Old Photos, Family History – A Short Video To Make You Smile

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

Organizing collectibles, old photos, boxes of old letters and documents, old books from loved ones past on can be a daunting and mind spinning experience. Where do you start? What is your goal? Well, those aren’t reallythe right questions to ask.

One of my great pleasures since 1978 has been to work on the enormously popular and historical items within the collection of the Historical Department of the LDS Church. One of the oral history researchers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons) was in my lab this week interviewing me about the art conservation and restoration work I’ve done for the history department of the Church History Museum over the decades. We discussed my book, How To Save Your Stuff (see product section of this website in scroll on left) and Ann Marie thought you would be interested, as she was, in this quick tip about how to avoid confusion when getting organized…and how to eat more ice cream!  The video is less than 2 minutes.

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Flooding and Water Damage on the Lower Mississippi: Saving Art and Memorabilia: 8 Tips

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

fema-flood-insurance-photo-low-resFlood waters are rising and water damage is eminent as you read this on March 11, 2010. The Mississippi is flooding a wide flood plain along most of the length but concentrated from Cedar Rapids to St. Louis according to the U.S. Department of the Interior/ U.S. Geological Survey http://la.water.usgs.gov/default.html

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Another Major Earthquake in Chile – A Disaster Preparedness Lesson 7 tips to help you

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Again in Chile on March 11th. a 7.2 earthquake is truly a nightmare experience for those unfortunate people. Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake.

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Hanging nail gives away – $25,000.00 painting ripped.

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Look at this rip! Want to see some magic?!


This rip, on the left, was kind-a ugly: It ripped when the nail gave way and it fell off the wall… and got uglier when the fibers frayed.

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Emergency – Disaster – Preparedness at home. An interesting twist

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Last evening I was called over to a house in the LA area. The owner had questions about protecting and preserving framed artwork that are heirlooms and dear memories (same info I have in my book, downloadable here on this site).

As we toured the house we got to talking about his family photos, certificates etc and he got fired up about getting everything copied, digitized, organized and prepared for an emergency (same tasks I outline in my book). He, however, doesn’t have the time as he’s busy with business. So we’re going to do it all for him.

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Water damage – mold – historic preservation – murals – artwork

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

I was asked to consult on a renovation project of a historical building. The reason I was brought in was because there were difficult problems with murals. While this may seem not so relative to your situation… read on.

First of all, here’s what happened (that could happen to your home or office): The roof leaked and water infiltrated into the structure, into the walls. The roof leak wasn’t dealt with quick enough or completely enough cause someone was trying to save money and not be inconvenienced.

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Earthquake in Chile – A Disaster Preparedness Lesson-7 tips to help you

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

earthquake-damage-2009Once more, we are reminded about the awful effect and cost of human life, livelihoods and resources that are a result of an earthquake. This time in Chile on February 27th. An 8.8 is truly a massive, horrendous experience for those unfortunate people (more…)

Mold damage and storage of family history.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010


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