Storing Newspaper Clippings
Newspaper clippings are a great way to keep a record of current events and even family history. However, they begin to yellow and degrade quickly if not stored properly. This is a guide to storing newspaper clippings.
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June 25, 20051 found this helpful
I promise this works.
- one quart of club soda, any brand
- one tablespoon Milk of Magnesia, any kind
- Stir this together in a glass or plastic pan. Now breathe.
- Put your newspaper clipping in to soak for one hour.
- Dry on a paper towel. This removes the acid in the paper and keeps it from yellowing and deteriorating and makes an instant heirloom.
Editor's Note: Thanks for sharing this Ardis, I have not heard this tip. It would be best to test this on an unwanted newspaper clipping before you try it on a treasured one.
To save newspaper cuttings, try using acid free tissue paper. Layer items that you want to keep between sheets of the paper, then put into a clear plastic wallet and store in a folder.
By Frankie from Rhyl, North Wales, UK