Here are some ideas and tips to preserve your memories:
Whenever you are handling these items, the best thing to do is to handle them with white cotton gloves, especially if they are antique photos. These items also need to be handled very delicately, otherwise they can be damaged severely.
Some items have a build up of dust or dirt from being stored for such a long time. To remove this dust, you can use a soft brush with a very careful and light touch.
Do not use water or any other liquids to clean them. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, take them to a restoration professional to be cleaned, repaired and conserved.
Anything that the photos have been stored in may have also affected the photos if it wasn’t archival quality. Therefore, these storage items will need to be thrown away. There are lots of products on the market now that will help you preserve your memories.
Digitally scanning photos and slides will minimize the handling of these items in future.
We can scan your photos and slides and place them on a thumb drive for safe-keeping. Click here for more information.