Are Your Family Photos Prepared For Any Disaster?

If your house caught fire tomorrow, what’s the one thing you would save? Before you decide on that difficult answer, you should know that by participating in National Preparedness Month this September, you might be able to save a lot more than just one thing.



 

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Sponsored by FEMA, National Preparedness Month was created to encourage everyone in our nation to prepare for emergencies—whether it’s a terrorist attack, fire, earthquake or flood. Our intrepid CEO, Mitch Goldstone, is a big believer in being prepared, and it is something he has ingrained in all of us here at ScanMyPhotos. To make sure you are fully prepared, head over to Ready.gov, where you will find plenty of resources.


A logo that reads National Preparedness Month 2017. Disasters don't plan ahead. You can. Around the text there are green icons depicting a first aid kit, a flash light, a battery, a piggy bank, and a radio.


In addition to survival preparation, let’s take a step back to that fire question—are all of the irreplaceable items in your home safe? Most material items can be replaced, but any item with an emotional attachment could be lost forever if a disaster occurs. These items often include those old boxes and albums of family photos—it’s impossible to replace those moments in time once they’re lost.



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3 Simple Tips to Try this National Simplify Your Life Week

simplify your lifeThe first week of August is National Simplify Your Life week and this is one holiday we can definitely get on board with—especially considering we were recently featured in Real Simple Magazine. (It doesn’t get simpler than that!)

 

So, if you, like us, want to take advantage of this holiday and simplify your life, we’ve got some handy tips to help you along the way. Check it out:

 

Take advantage of technology

 

There are so many apps and tech services out there that can make life so much easier. The following are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using tech to your advantage:

 

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Tales From The Pictures We Saved – Bonus Episode: Must-Hear Tips from Professional Organizer Andrew Mellen

andrew mellenWelcome to this week’s bonus episode of Tales From the Pictures We Saved

 

We’ve spent the past 26 years helping our customers preserve tens of millions of happy memories, milestones, achievements and events—all of which have incredible stories behind each and every photo.

 

And now we’re eager to share these stories with you.

 

In this week’s very special episode we got to a golden opportunity to chat with professional organizer Andrew Mellen.

 

Andrew’s prowess in the organization field has landed him on NPR, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart and many more high-profile media channels. He’s a larger-than-life organizational expert, speaker and best-selling author of the book Unstuff Your Life—and he’s on a mission to help everyone he meets get back in touch with their core values.  Follow Andrew on Twitter

 

Take a listen to the must-hear tips Andrew provided during our interview.

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