Photo Tip Tuesday: Look for clues to your photos in your attic. |

Photo Tip Tuesday

Your family memories are at risk, the longer you wait, especially in the attic or basement. Within every home is a treasure trove of information about the lives of the people who live there. It’s time to tackle the attic.

Photo Tip Tuesday: Don't forget about the clues in the attic |

Clues in the Attic

Out of sight, out of mind. When was the last time you cleared out the storage room, attic or basement? Unfortunately, many irreplaceable documents and keepsakes (those clues in the attic) that help tell our individual stories are left forgotten in those spaces and are rapidly deteriorating. Photographs turn yellow and fade. Papers grow brittle. Newspapers, stacked in attics and basements, fade quickly. Staples holding items together are rusting. The documents and memorabilia we have gathered over the course of our lives are often ignored. Before you know it, those meaningful collectibles will be lost to the ravages of time.

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Photo Tip Tuesday: Don't forget about the clues in the attic |
Pick a weekend and set aside time to review what you have. Then sort and label the items, making notes of their importance. Choose archival storage boxes and envelopes to store everything. If you need help, find a photo organizer near you. They are passionate about helping you preserve all the clues in the attic…the clues to your family stories.

If you need help organizing and preserving your lifetime of photos, videos and keepsakes, find a photo organizer near you at the Association of Personal Photo Organizers.

Cathi Nelson of Association of Personal Photo OrganizersCathi Nelson is the founder of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers) where she leads, trains and connects thousands of Photo Organizers from around the globe. Regarded as a pioneer in the photo organizing industry, she is a sought after speaker and has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, The Atlantic and Better Homes and Gardens.