#TheMinimalists Podcast: Hidden Clutter and How To Scan Your Photos

Joshua and Ryan at The Minimalists share how to unclutter old photo snapshots. “You can send your photos off somewhere… The one I have gotten feedback on, I have never used it myself is ScanMyPhotos.com.  I reviewed their website and Forbes also did a writeup on them as well. They have really good customer service, They are California-based. You can send your photo to them and they will send it all back to you.”

Link to the Forbes stories profiling ScanMyPhotos.com:

This Photo Scanning Service More Than Delivers

Preserve Your Irreplaceable Memories With ScanMyPhotos

The Challenge of Preserving Your Digital Legacy

Watch: How do we appropriately curate scanned photos so we’re not trading physical clutter for digital clutter? 

Watch the full episode (ScanMYPhotos.com mention starts at minute 17).

Excerpt: In this episode of The Minimalists Podcast, Joshua and Ryan talk about the mental, emotional, digital, and other clutter that reveals itself after we minimize our stuff, and they answer the following questions:


  • When are how-to’s helpful?

  • How do we appropriately curate scanned photos so we’re not trading physical clutter for digital clutter?

  • What advice do you have for young people who are embarking on their minimalist journeys so they have solid practices in place to prevent clutter?

  • What one piece of advice would you give your younger self?

  • How do we appropriately curate our many digital subscriptions and still satisfy ourselves since each service has programs exclusive to its platform?

[Just how quickly are pictures professionally digitized at ScanMyPhotos.com? This fast — 1,000 pictures digitized in under 5 minutes.]

Learn more from The Minimalists website:

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus help over 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and Netflix films. The Minimalists have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Forbes, TIME, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, BBC, and NPR.


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