Safety first! You can’t organize what has been lost. For many of us, our old printed photos are the most at risk. A natural disaster can quickly wipe out an entire lifetime of printed photos. Photos stored in attics and basements can be damaged by heat, cold, humidity, water, and sunlight. The old sticky magnetic albums can cause permanent damage too. Move your photos and other media inside to your climate-controlled home environment. Then, carefully remove photos from old albums. Scan your entire printed photo collection into digital format so they can be backed up against disaster. Then store your photos in photo-safe containers, like this one from Archival Methods or this one from Michaels.