The top three ways home movies & photos get destroyed.

Home movies & photos are precious treasures that capture life's most precious moments and memories. However, despite our best efforts, these cherished items can be lost or damaged, leaving us with broken and incomplete records of our lives. In this blog, we will explore the top three ways that home movies & photos get destroyed and what you can do to prevent it.

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Physical Damage

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Physical damage is one of the most common ways that home movies and photos get destroyed. Neglect, accidents, and poor storage can all lead to physical damage that can make it difficult or impossible to view and enjoy these items. For example, photos can be bent, torn, or discolored over time due to poor storage, while movies can be scratched, warped, or broken due to improper handling or storage. To prevent physical damage, it is important to store your home movies & photos in a safe and secure place, such as a photo album or a fireproof safe. You should also handle your home movies & photos with care, avoiding rough handling, excessive bending, and exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity.

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Technical Failures

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Technical failures are another common cause of destruction of home movies & photos. For example, old movie film can degrade over time, causing the image to become faded, blurry, or disappear altogether. Similarly, digital photos can be lost or damaged due to hard drive failures, software crashes, or corrupted file formats. To prevent technical failures, it is important to backup your home movies & photos regularly, both physically and digitally. For example, you can store multiple copies of your photos and movies in different locations, such as on an external hard drive, in the cloud, or on a physical backup like a CD or DVD.

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Natural Disasters

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Natural disasters, such as floods, fires, and hurricanes, can cause widespread destruction of home movies & photos, making it difficult or impossible to recover them. For example, a fire can destroy everything in its path, including all your photos, movies, and other memories. To prevent loss due to natural disasters, it is important to take steps to protect your home movies & photos, such as storing them in a fireproof safe or a secure location outside of your home. You can also digitize your home movies & photos and store them in the cloud. The redundant cloud provides the greatest layer of protection against physical damage, technical failures, and natural disasters.

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Written by Geoff Weber

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