Why are photos so important? If you are told some day that you have to evacuate your house in 15 minutes because of a natural disaster, after you make sure your loved ones and family pets are safe would you want to make sure your photos were safe and want to take them with you? Most of us would answer YES! Natural disasters like the recent wildfires in California wreak unexpected havoc on people’s lives. On a more personal scale, leaky roofs, failed sump pumps and house fires can quickly ruin a photo and video collection. Even without a disaster, paper doesn’t last forever. Your old photographs that have yellowed and cracked with age hold special character, but they will continue to deteriorate. Soon there will be nothing left of them. Your first assignment in photo organizing is to digitize all your printed photographs so they can be backed up. Also digitize all your old VHS or DVD home movies. If you don’t have the time, there are many professionals that offer this service. Drop me an email or visit The Photo Managers to find a pro near you.