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04/04/2012 08:49 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Spring Cleaning: Easy, Safe Ways To Unstick Photos

Many of us likely still have camera photographs stashed away somewhere in our homes. And chances are some of those photos are probably now stuck together. Don't be bummed! They're not lost forever. Here are two ways you can separate pictures that are stuck together. Just remember these tips are not for digitally printed-out color photos but developed photos only.

Freeze them. Simply put the photos in a plastic bag and put them in the freezer. This wil dry out the photos. Leave the photos in the freezer for an entire day before slowly peeling them apart. Keep in mind that some freezer times may require up to a week depending on the severity of the attachment.

Soak them. Submerge the photos in a bowl with room temperature water and wait a few minutes for the water to absorb. If the photos don't separate easily, soak overnight. Lay flat on a towel to dry. If the edges have curled after drying, place it in between the pages of a large, heavy book to flatten them.

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