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6 Fantastic Ideas To Safeguard Your Precious Memories

Most people don’t think about safeguarding their memories until they lose them. You can take steps to make sure your memories are safe by making copies, storing photos and videos on the cloud, keeping a backup drive, or even having a family member or friend who can help you out in case something happens to your device. Here are six fantastic ideas for safeguarding your precious memories!

 

1. Scrapbooking

A scrapbook contains all your memories in one place. Photographs, ticket stubs, and other meaningful pieces of paper such as copies of letters or words of wisdom from a loved one can be added to make the story even richer. Sometimes learning how to scrapbook for beginners can be difficult, but with some will and free time, you can create something beautiful. Scrapbooking can preserve your memories and it can be a great thing to save and show your children or grandchildren in the future. 

2. Store Photos & Videos on the Cloud

Many phones and computers now offer cloud storage which allows you to upload your files and photos into the cloud, allowing you to save space on your device. On top of that, the cloud is nearly impossible to break into for someone who does not have permission. This allows you to keep all of your memories safe in one place! The cloud can also offer great features like the ability to share memories with friends and family. A cloud can be anything from a storage device on the internet to a server that stores data remotely. The internet or any network can also be considered as a cloud, providing an infinite amount of storage space.

3. Keep a Backup Drive

Even if you use cloud storage, it can be helpful to keep an external drive that automatically backs up your photos and files in case something happens or you want to keep some things private. You can also upload specific files to the cloud while also keeping a copy of them on your external drive. A drive can be a piece of hardware such as a USB flash drive, hard drive, or SD card that has the capability of saving digital files. A backup disk can be used to save your memories in case your computer or phone is ruined. With a backup drive, you’ll have zero concerns for the safety of your data and preserving it.

4. Get Assistance from Family and Friends

People who love you will be happy to help you access important memories if anything happens to your phone or computer. If they can’t get in touch with you on their own, there is probably some sort of emergency contact information that they can use to find out where you are or what’s going on. If your device is not working, they will be able to get the information from a family member who can access your password and retrieve all of your memories for you.

5. Make Friends with Data Recovery Services

If nothing works and your disk drive, phone, or camera breaks beyond repair, data recovery services can help you out. These professionals come in various forms, but most companies will send a mailer with prepaid postage and packaging so you can ship them your device and they’ll return any memories in their possession. This service is great in case it has been too long to use the methods above or if they don’t work for some reason.

6. Make It Old School

Lastly, another great way to keep your memories safe is to keep your photos in an album or on compact discs. This method doesn’t have the same convenience as the others, but it can be one of the most rewarding methods if you take enough time with it. There are even photo albums that connect to apps on your phone so you can upload some photos at a time while also saving some room on your device. A great way my parents kept their photos is that they did every photo they had made and kept different groups of photos in different small albums and then put all of these albums in a box. This way, the photos are kept for generations to come!

 

All of these methods are great for safeguarding your memories, but it is best to use a combination of them. If you want something simple and basic, take them with you everywhere, keep an album somewhere in the house, have a backup drive just in case, and ask someone close to help you if something happens. If you want something more complex, use all of the methods above.

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