But, I need my physics notes from 1995!
September 25, 2012 3:37 AM Subscribe
I have about 3 smallish boxes of old school things from high school through university. I'd like to get rid of some of it, and keep the rest in some kind of (inexpensive) way that is compact and more or less won't fall apart. Do other people do this? (scrapbooks? photo albums? ruthless scanning?) How?
posted by oranger to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
The Things I have are agendas, a few journals, class projects, 2-3 binders full of class notes, old ID cards, pictures, yearbooks, letters from my ex, awards...
Most of this stuff (like chemistry notes) I can get rid of, but I really enjoy looking through my agendas from elementary school or my journals every year or two, or looking at the daily newsletters from my university. I also really like having the old ID cards. Obviously this isn't often enough to justify devoting lots of space to it, but I'd like to... do something? I'm considering scanning some of the things that I'd like to have, but don't really look at, so that I can throw them out. I mostly value having pictures or things that I've written that reflect my viewpoint at that time of life, since I don't have a very good memory.
My ex-girlfriend once gave me for my birthday a collage of a bunch of things (movie tickets, pictures, flyers...) that we did during our first year together, and that's exactly the kind of thing I'd like to make, except that it took up a lot of space.
I'd really like to organize some of the things (ID cards, pictures) in a more sane way than a pile, and don't know what to do with medals I got in elementary school.