Each Monday, I discuss my Scrap Happy project based on Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.
Stop Procrastinating and Boost Energy Already!
I only have two tasks left on the boosting energy portion of my Scrap Happy project and backing up my printed photos digitally is one these tasks. Yes, I have been putting this one off. I wasn’t sure the best way to do this. My pre-digital photographs are almost all in scrapbooks, presenting a unique challenge if I want to scan the photos myself. I would love to back-up my scrapbook pages digitally, but that is not in the budget right now.
Enter Scan Cafe
Well a few weeks ago we took possession of my husband’s photographs from his childhood. Some are in albums and others are still in envelopes. I decided to check out Scan Cafe. I can send them the negatives! This way I do not have to risk the photographs. I have a box of negatives to drop at UPS tomorrow. You are able to preview the scans and reject up to 20% of them so I won’t have to pay for scans of blurry or nothing photographs. Sounds good to me. I am not able to back-up all of my pre-digital photos right now, due to the cost. I also want to see how the process works before sending more. If all goes well with this batch, then I’ll send my negatives in a couple of months.
Couldn’t I just scan the photographs myself?
Yes, I own three scanners (don’t ask) afterall. I would if I could not find an affordable option. Scan Cafe is affordable so it makes more sense to just hire this task out due to the volume of photographs, negatives, and slides (yes, slides) that need to be backed-up.
What are you waiting for?
Have you started your Scrap Happy Project? Why not? Today is as good a day as any!