OUR STORYFor many, a family’s photos are their most valued possession. If lost or destroyed, photos are something that are truly irreplaceable.
The founder of PhotoBin almost learned this the hard way. In 2007, his home was threatened and his family was evacuated during the San Diego wildfires that destroyed over 2,000 homes in the area. It was during that time that Steve Weber was inspired to create a company that would help people share, enjoy and preserve their memories, and PhotoBin was started in the spring of 2008.
On October 21, 2007, I was out of town on a weekend getaway with my wife, when we got a call from a friend informing us that wildfires were burning out of control back in San Diego. We learned that a mandatory evacuation was likely, with the fires heading toward our neighborhood. We were 500 miles away from our home, and the largest fires in San Diego's history were heading right for our house. We caught the next flight back to San Diego. Read more.
This is a helpful list of ideas for productive tasks you can do while moping around the house during the cold season, or simply while watching a movie. Unleash your stored up DVR recordings, turn up your iPod, or crack open a bottle of wine; these tasks are not difficult, but they are too often forgotten. Make them an enjoyable experience so that way maybe, just maybe, you don’t put them off so long.
Of course, our favorite ideas are #27 and 28: Find and organize your old photos & videos to send them in to PhotoBin for converting! (Biased? Who us? never!!)
Organize your kitchen drawers
Clean your remote control and phone buttons with a cotton swab
Organize take out menus and update your phone with favorites
Clean your humidifiers
Clean your hair brushes and makeup brushes
Downsize movie and music collections
Clean the inside of your washing machine and dishwasher
Alphabetize your DVD collection
Restock your home office area with fun things
Sort your junk drawer – You might find some cool stuff!
Shred old mail (you know you have a pile of it!)
Wash your pillow covers and clean under the cushions in your sofa
Self-clean your oven (or do it by hand)
Clean under the kitchen sink, and organize your cleaning supplies
Clean & polish your shoes.
Untangle and organize your jewelry
Make a list of family and friend’s birthdays for the year (Facebook helps)
De-fur the pets, brush and wash them
Organize/throw out old magazines
Remove the lint filling up your blow dryer’s intake filter
Clean the crumb trap at the bottom of your toaster
Organize your closet – make a “donation” & “throw-away” pile
Organize your kid’s closet
Shake out the dust from rugs & cushions (outside of course)
Organize your book shelf by title, theme, or even color
Update the pictures in your picture frames
Find and gather all your boxes of photos and start sorting! Organize by size and date to prepare for sending them in to PhotoBin for photo scanning service
Find all of your old home videos and send them in to PhotoBin to be converted to DVD!