As much as I love talking about the exciting and positive ways organizing can change your life, I have to bring up the more serious topics like protecting your precious memories safely.
Have you ever thought about where your most valuable papers, items and photos should be kept?
Unfortunately we’ve been dealing with basement flooding and even some devastating fires across the country. We cannot be in control of Mother Nature’s plan, but what we can be in control of is creating places for our memories to be safe in those moments of the unthinkable. I know I learned this first hand years ago when so many basements in Huntington Woods were flooded with over 4 feet of water. My friends lost all of their memories from childhood as well as their precious photos.
Let me start by saying, when it comes to organization of your memories… you need to have the correct systems in place.
Because of this, when I go into people’s spaces to create a more organized place, I like to keep everything off the ground, labeled and in clear boxes, well sealed bins. This makes it easy to grab in case of emergency, but also sealed and away from any potential water damage.
The clear, labeled bins make it so that everyone in the family can know the importance of these boxes in case of a disaster. After we come in and organize things like your keepsake items, family photos, the first family portrait and so much more it is important to keep these bins stored together and not scattered around. They are not often touched and should be put in an area that you know where they are and can add items and bins to as the years go on.
To keep all items protected from water damage we create a system in clear, labeled boxes off of the ground.
I would love to take on this important time with you! Just give me a call today.