Photos are vulnerable to air, heat, direct sunlight, humidity, mold and mildew, bug infestation, and acid from non-archival storage, which can cause permanent damage. Begin your photo preservation mission by first getting and then keeping your photos out of harm's way.Tips
- Remove loose photos from regular cardboard boxes and put them in acid-free storage containers.
- Select paper or plastic storage boxes that are designed specifically for archival storage.
- Keep boxes in a cool, dry location with low light, low humidity, and away from fire and water.