Have you found yourself quarantined at home as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak? If you have, you are not alone. According to the New York Times, 316 million individuals or 95% of the country is under a “shelter in place” or “stay-at-home” order as of April 2020.

What do you do when you are sheltering in place? My friends and colleagues are taking walks in nature, baking, reading, watching TV, and organizing their homes. One of the unexpected surprises of organizing is rediscovering lost or forgotten family treasures. A friend was sorting through boxes in her basement and came across a bundle of letters from her great grandfather to her great grandmother. Another friend located a shoe box filled with old family photos, a family bible and her great grandmother’s quilt which was tightly folded and stowed away in a plastic tote.

While it is a pleasant surprise to find these heirlooms, it is critical to preserve them for future generations.

Store your old family photos in a Drop Front Storage Box for easy access and protection

For nearly 30 years, Archival Products has been producing museum quality preservation and conservation products that are easy to use and designed for a variety of needs. Our customers include many prestigious colleges, universities, and museums. They trust our products to preserve their priceless collections—and you can too!

When storing old family photos, consider using our Polypropylene Sheet Protectors or our Drop Front Storage Boxes. These options will protect your photos from damage and the photo protector sheets allow you to view your photos without having to touch them again.

To preserve your great grandmother’s quilt, our Textile Boxes will protect your precious keepsake for years to come.

Adjustable Four Flap Enclosures are easy-to-use storage solutions for family bibles

Looking to preserve an old family bible? Our Adjustable Four Flap Enclosures would be an ideal choice. These enclosures securely protect and preserve materials up to 1” thick. And using these enclosures is so much easier than you’d think: simply open the folder and all four flaps. After determining the thickness of your materials, fold each flap on the appropriate score line. Place your document in the center and close the bottom, top, right, and left flaps – and that’s it! We also have a “how-to” video online.

First and foremost, we want you to remain safe and healthy during this unusual time. And if you do find yourself at home with the time to organize your personal collections (comic books, baseball cards, whatever they may be), please give us a call. We would be more than happy to help you select the best product to preserve your priceless treasures for years to come.

Please stay safe!

Archival Products team

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