ScanMyPhotos urges photo scanning during #NPM National Preparedness Month

In the United States, September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council.


NPM is a nationwide effort to increase awareness for preparing and to effectively deal with emergencies and natural disasters.


It is designed to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities.




Companies across the nation, including ScanMyPhotos, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., have registered to participate in NPM. Each business is issuing an urgent recommendation to encourage people to take action and prepare for emergencies year-round.


Graphic image of the green 2017 National Preparedness Month logo on a black background.



“One of the most important items in every household are photographs. As the average household has about 5,500 analog photo snapshots, there is an urgency to preserve those generations of precious memories for today’s all-digital world. Photos must be protected from natural disasters,” says Mitch Goldstone, president, and CEO of ScanMyPhotos.com.


ScanMyPhotos.com is urging people to have their hard copy photos, slides and film negatives scanned and backed up now.



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Picturing Major Life Events – Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

spring cleaning tipsLife is hard to plan for. Seasons change, things happen, and time wears on. But when a major life event occurs, you need to make sure you’re able to see the big picture.


This is why we’re crafting a series of posts on the tips and tricks that will help us manage major life events. These events range from something as simple as spring cleaning (and how it can affect your entire life) to as complicated as divorce or separation. And, of course, we’ll help you determine what to do with those old print photos at every step of the way.


Part 1: Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks  


As winter starts to (hopefully) melt away, the urge to get rid of the old and bring in the new becomes almost unbearable.


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