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7 Quick, Inexpensive Steps – An Archival Method For Storing Photos, Letters and Certificates

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Piles of photos and letters that need protection?

Piles of photos and letters that need protection?

Women’s World Magazine recently interviewed me for information on what can a busy woman do at home, on her own, really quickly, if she spills her morning ‘Joe’ or a glass of liquid on some photos. I mentioned about the process of writing the article a couple of times on my Facebook Page at “Save Your Stuff.”


Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Preserving Memories

Monday, August 2nd, 2010


This lovely alabaster sculpture is a treasured heirloom from the owner’s mother. It was originally bought in the 1920’s in Florence, Italy and was passed down from mother to daughter.  Sadly, due to poor packing and inept storage, the center section broke into several pieces.  This greatly distressed the owner, as this heirloom was very precious to her.


Part 2 Questions about Archival Storage and Acid Free Paper

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Scott, Cardboard pattern acid stains

Another question… for items I want to keep in a transparent enclosure (so they don’t have to be handled directly to view), there seem to be so many choices. I’m thinking the polyester or polyethylene envelopes might be the best because they’re closed on 3 sides (less chance of something falling out) and seem sturdier than the poly bags. But they’re also way more expensive than the polyethylene bags. Please help!


Questions Acid free, Archival Storage and About Acids in Paper

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Scott, Hi.

My answers to Kathie are in bold…

I’ve another question. I’m still trying to get a handle on the most effective (but also economical) way to store paper items archivally. torn-marriage-certificate1


Scrapbook, photo album, memories, family history

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010


What do you have that really has meaning and shows the quality of your business or great moments in personal or family life? Last weekend, my nephew got married to a really great girl. We are thrilled to have her in our family. Their story of how they met, how they romanced each other and how the proposal went was sooo cute and it was all illustrated in a scrapbook next to the sign in book at the reception. Everyone got a kick out of looking through it. What a priceless piece of family history that was JUST created! I would be heart sick to know that because of moving 13 times like newlyweds do or because of some other casual forgetfulness that this scrapbook of memories was to be lost… and these aren’t even MY kids. My sister gets the message though. I wrote her with this suggestion.


Thinking Ahead of a Natural Disaster – My Goodness This Would Make The Heart Feel Good!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

These folks were thinking ahead… or maybe they read my book!