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What to Keep

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Look around your home. You'll see a number of objects and mementos that are or have become collectible or, more importantly, have sentimental value. As part of your family archive project, you'll want to determine what you have and what to keep.

These mementos, along with your family's photographs, documents and other memories, make up your family's story. Start your project by thinking about and making a list of the items you have.

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Mementos Can Include:

  • Jewelry

  • Glassware, dishes and pottery

  • Silver and other metal ware

  • Clothing

  • Musical instruments

  • Artwork

  • Sports-related items

  • Awards

  • Furniture

  • Toys

  • Wood items

  • Collectibles

  • Any materials related to your family heritage that you want to keep safe and sound.

What NOT to keep
Mementos can become overwhelming. There are so many different kinds of objects and they're often spread all over the house. So, it may take some time and thought to evaluate everything and decide what belongs in your family archive. It's okay to work in stages — by room, by era or person or by type of object. To make the process easier, as you look at each item you're considering, ask yourself:

  • Will preserving this item help me reach my family archive goals?

  • Ten years from now, will I wish I still had this item?

  • How many items do I have that are similar to this one?

If you find that you have many similar items, all your children's baby clothes or every award you won in junior high, use the rule of three to narrow down those categories. Instead of keeping every memento from a certain time or special event, pick the best three to preserve.

Helpful Hint: Consider archiving items like clothing that are shown in favorite photos. An outfit someone is wearing or an item someone is holding in a photo is a fun memento to preserve.

How to Organize Your Mementos

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Safeguard your mementos and clothing with the highest quality archival materials

  1. Artifact Boxes
  2. Clothing and Textile Boxes
  3. Multi-Purpose Boxes
  4. Sports Memorabilia Boxes
  5. Stamp and Collectibles Boxes
  6. Record Album Boxes
  7. Document Boxes and File Folders
  8. Bulk Storage Boxes
  9. Artifact Tags
  10. Pigma Micron Pens
  11. All-Stabilo Pencils
  12. Cotton Tying Tape
  13. Cotton Gloves
  14. Melinex Sleeves
  15. Mylar Envelopes
  16. Archival Interleaving Paper
  17. Permalife Bond Paper
  18. Acid Free Tissue Paper – Buffered
  19. Bamboo Hake Brushes
  20. Spatula – Straight or Bent Tapered End
Memory Scrapbooks

Memory Scrapbooks

Popular 12" x 12" format has a durable fabric cover with an expandable spine that easily accommodates extra pages as needed.

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