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 ....in case you have not made it to that box yet!
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.
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.