Why You Should Be Preserving Your Memories

Are you the sort of person who loves to remember the past and reminisce about old memories? Or do you prefer to leave the past in the past, focusing instead on the present and future? If so, then it’s time to start thinking about how you can preserve your memories for future generations. If you’re not already doing so, now is a great time to start preserving your memories. The digital age has developed countless tools to store information, but that also means that digital storage isn’t permanent. You can’t rely on a hard drive forever or even for more than a few years at most. Fortunately, there are many ways you can preserve your memories permanently without sacrificing much space or money!

Make Digital Back-ups
The first step is to make digital backups of all of your important memories. You can scan old photos and documents, copy audio or video files, or even take screenshots of important emails or websites. These copies can then be saved online, to an external hard drive, or printed out and put in a scrapbook. Digital copies will last longer than paper items, and you can even keep them private by deleting them off your computer once you’ve transferred them. This will make them accessible only to you and any loved ones you choose to share them with.

Scanning Your Photos
The best and most obvious way to preserve your photos is to scan them into your computer. This can be as simple as placing them facedown on a scanner. If you have a large collection, you can always create a bigger DIY scanner by taping several photos together and scanning them all at once. If you don’t feel like scanning everything yourself, there are plenty of services out there that can help you out. Some companies will even scan for you, digitizing your photos and saving them to their servers, where they’ll be safe from water damage and other potential threats. Though this may take some extra effort up front, digitizing your photos will save you a ton of space down the road. After all, you don’t want to lose those wedding photos in the next move! And since you can store them in a digital format, you’ll be able to access them from anywhere, at any time.

Preserve Video Tapes
If you have any videotapes lying around, you should preserve them as soon as possible. While some tapes are more durable than others, they’re all likely to degrade over time and become unwatchable. This is especially true if the tapes have been sitting in a box for years without being played or if they’ve been improperly stored. If you’re a person who loves to reminisce about the past and you want to make sure that your future generations will be able to do the same, now is the best time to start preserving your memories. You just need to make sure to make digital back-ups, scan your photos, print your photos, save important documents, and record your video tapes!