This Digitizing Service Single-Handedly Saved My Memories

The other day, I was cleaning out my basement and found a treasure trove of family artifacts. There were leather-bound photo albums filled with black-and-white pictures, VHS tapes of hilariously awkward home movies, and even a box filled with old slides that I hadn't looked at in years. I knew I had to do something to preserve these relics, since years of sitting in my damp basement had already caused some water damage and mold to creep in. Luckily, a friend had recently told me about iMemories, which makes it easy to digitize your old home movies and family photos.

Here's how it works: First, you gather together all of your VHS tapes, photo prints, slides, negatives, 8mm film strips, and anything else you want to digitize and place them in the iMemories SafeShip Kit.

It's completely crush-proof and water-resistant so you don't have to worry about your originals getting damaged. Then, you send it via UPS into the iMemories facilities where media experts will convert them into a digital format that makes it easy to enjoy them on modern devices like TVs, tablets, and smartphones. You can even share them through email, text, and social media. I can say from experience that converting your photos and videos with iMemories makes for an unforgettable gift. The look on my mom's face when I showed her a fully restored home movie from 1973 was priceless. Still have questions about all that iMemories has to offer? The video above breaks down the process and gives you all the info you'll need to get started.