In a previous post, we talked about digitizing home movies and video, and how best to store the original media. In this post, we will discuss your photographs, particularly those taken in the pre-digital age.
Just about everybody has a few shoeboxes full of old family photos and negatives. It can be positively overwhelming to even get started when faced with a disorganized jumble of hundreds of family photos, but cardboard, wood, and many plastics give off gases that will damage your photographs, so it really is worthwhile to set up a system that will preserve your old photos and negatives, and that will preserve your sanity as you move forward with your digital collection.
Take a deep breath and dive in. You will be glad you did. Here are a few steps to help you along the way: Continue reading
At first glance, renting a storage unit may not seem like a cutting edge business tool – but think again.
Businesses can store records, supplies, equipment, and inventory. It is also an excellent option for larger items, such as furniture and vechicle storage.
This is an effective strategy for a wide range of businesses, including: Continue reading
There are many advantages to apartment living, but lots of storage space is usually not one of them.
In expensive urban environments, apartments are the standard for housing. Certainly, the younger segment of our population, who often are more transient as they establish their careers, enjoy the flexibility of renting. And, in fact, attitudes toward home ownership are shifting – we may be approaching a time when it is no longer a requisite part of the American Dream.
Apartment Therapy is an interesting website whose stated mission is “Helping people make their homes more beautiful, organized and healthy by connecting them to a wealth of resources, ideas and community online.” They recently featured an article on using storage units to make apartment living more workable that we wanted to share with you.