Quick tips

If you read no further than this paragraph, your papers will benefit. Many of the ways we presently keep paper materials can shorten their survival. Have a look at the list below.

Metal paper clips, metal clips, staples, pins glue, sticky tape, sticky labels, rubber bands, self-stick removable notes, liquid paper and correction tape.

It includes just about everything we commonly use. Metal rusts very quickly and leaves permanent marks. Rubber bands quickly disintegrate, leaving marks. Self-stick removable notes easily fall off, and when they do remain, may shift from the desired spot and leave a sticky residue. Sticky tape eventually loses its sticking capability and leaves marks as well as a residue. Liquid paper and correction tape wear off and crack.

Storing your collection
Gathering supplies
Oversized material
Special formats
Thermal copies
Small items
A final word