I recently spent a few days at my parents’ house going through boxes of stuff from grade school, high school, and college. After I “oohed” and “aahed” at my old pictures, report cards, and projects, I had to decide what to do with all of it.
Too much to keep, too sentimental to discard.
In the end, I took most of it to be recycled — perhaps my old chemistry notebooks will come back to serve a higher purpose — but not before I used my smartphone to take pictures of the things I wanted to “keep:” newspaper articles, posters, collages, projects, models, letters, and trophies.
Picture …. perfect!
My new album of electronic memories didn’t cost anything, didn’t take up space in the car, doesn’t weigh anything, and doesn’t need to be stored or moved to the next house. The best part is that I have these memories with me whenever I want to look at them or share them.
Put your smartphone camera to use taking pictures of the stuff you want to save but don’t have room to store. And be sure to back up your photos in case anything happens to your phone.