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How to keep photos from sticking together? Any ideas?
Old 05-06-2010, 10:20 PM   #1
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How to keep photos from sticking together? Any ideas?

I was looking thru a box of old photos and tossing some, keeping some; however, some of the photos seem to have stuck together. All I can figure out is that it's from the humidity in Houston as the box they were in did not get wet.

My question is: Is there a simple way to keep photos from sticking together? Amazingly, the matte photos stuck together so much as the glossy ones, so the humidity is nondiscriminating; but there are just too many photos at this time to sit down and put them all in scrapbooks or put tissue around each one. I need a quick fix for this.

Rice is used to keep humidity from salt in a salt shaker. Would it help if I added some rice in the box I put the photos in to absorb the humidity? Or stick a couple of those little things they put in your pill bottles to absorb humidity in with the photos might work?

I hope some of our great amateur photographers on this board see this and spill some secrets out about this subject...
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I don't print photos anymore!

But my old photos worth keeping are in archival sleeves and stored in a climate controlled environment.

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How to Store Photos, Collectibles and Mementos : Self Storage Tips from Extra Space Storage

If you store them in an airtight plastic bag/box, place the unsealed bag/box with the photos in your refrigerator for a few hours to remove moisture from the air in the bag.
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How to Store Photos, Collectibles and Mementos : Self Storage Tips from Extra Space Storage

If you store them in an airtight plastic bag/box, place the unsealed bag/box with the photos in your refrigerator for a few hours to remove moisture from the air in the bag.

What a simple, great idea! That really works? I'm trying it then.
I wonder why the refrigerator would remove the moisture from the air in the bag? No scientist here as you can tell....

When I move I am using the Omaha Steaks box which is one of those lightweight foam boxes. I figure that will make it waterproof and better than cardboard, anyway.
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