Moving Tip #2...Let Your Pictures Tell a Story

Reblogger Thom Abbott
Real Estate Broker/Owner with |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living 272617

Hey...there are many different ways to do things. 

So it never hurts to get a fresh perspective or a new idea. 

Kathy gives you an idea on how to remember what you may have given away, as well as what you kept and where it is case you have not made it to that box yet!


Thanks Kathy!


Original content by Kathy Streib

Moving Tip #2...Let Your Pictures Tell a Story


If you’re anything like me, your memory will take you just so far. With our recent move, I didn’t want to rely solely on what I thought I would remember so I enlisted the camera on my iPhone and an easy editing tool that is part of the iPhone editor to help me when I began setting up our new home.


In my desire to edit and simplify our new life in Houston as well as keep the moving costs down, I got rid of a lot of things. However, I knew that between packing, moving, and then setting up our new home, I would forget what items I’d kept and which ones I’d donated.


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So I took a picture with my iPhone of the item I was not taking with me and using the editing feature on the phone (Markup), I placed an “X” on it or made some other notation on it.


It may seem a bit obsessive, however, now that I’ve been unpacking everything, it has really helped me. The item below, for example, is one that I had been on the fence about taking. It wasn’t until a few days before we finished packing that I decided to give it to a friend.


And sure enough, I was thinking about that bowl when talking to my niece and couldn’t remember what my final decision had been. I thumbed through my photos and saw that it had not made the cut.




I also took photos of what I wrapped and packed in some of my boxes.


This may seem extreme and a bit anal retentive but it really helped me organize my move and remember what the heck I did and didn’t move.


 Kathy Streib 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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Oh, I missed this post from Kathy Streib, Thom! Wonderful tip and you know, my phone camera gets LOTS of use - I may as well set up my next move with it! 

Seriously, this is great to share with those who are downsizing and getting rid of so many of their 'things' in the move.

Have a great weekend! 

Feb 22, 2019 10:30 PM #1
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Thom what a great reblog, Ironically I just came from her post, now with that said I had no idea that I was not following you all these years, Endre

Feb 22, 2019 11:47 PM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Thom and thank you for the reblog!!!

Feb 23, 2019 06:46 PM #3
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