Writing in the Tampa Bay Online web site and the Tampa Tribune newspaper, Sharon Tate Moody offers some sound advice about disaster planning for genealogists. She writes:
I have a zillion paper files and notebooks full of old correspondence (from pre-e-mail days) and copies of so many deeds and wills that I'll be 90 before I find time to scan all of them.
She continues with her solution:
So here is the plan I devised: After doing some house (I mean drawer) cleaning, I moved all the files from the metal file cabinets into plastic filing boxes. These are inexpensive, readily available at office supply stores, and easy to grab and toss into the car trunk.
The full article has a lot of common sense advice, complete with links to web sites that sell archival quality storage bins. You might like to read the full article at: http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/jul/20/tr-plastic-bins-can-help-save-precious-documents.