Organizing Your Move With Sortly
Organizing your move across the country, even moving just down the street is a daunting task. As excited as I was to relocate to California from the East Coast, I dreaded the idea of packing and literally having to go through everything I owned. Where do you even begin? How do you tackle such an overwhelming job? With the help of some friends and Sortly, a remarkably useful iPhone app, here’s how I tackled it!
Step 1: Gather Your Supplies
Make sure you have everything you need to pack for your move by gathering all of your supplies.
- Boxes: buy strong, durable *double corrugated* boxes (don’t be cheap!). Double corrugated boxes are durable and provide extra protection. Multiple layers of cardboard and ridges prevent your boxes from ripping or breaking easily.
- Packing tape + tape gun
- Bubble wrap
- Markers and pens
- Post-it notes
Tip: Create a designated area where all of these supplies stay until moving day. This way you will always know where these items are located. Make it a rule and communicate to others involved.
Step 2: Get Sortly
Get Sortly, download it on the App Store: www.bit.ly/getsortly.
This app is a great helper when organizing your move and categorizing all your items for the big move.
Sortly easily allows you to create “sub-locations” or sub-folders. Create your own workflow and stay consistent!
To add an item into these locations, you just snap a photo and include your own description.
This way, you know exactly what it is being packed and where all your belongings are placed.
Here is the workflow I used to sort out my stuff:
I decided to tackle each room or section of my apartment at a time. It made a lot of sense to me since I have a general sense of where to go in my apartment to find what I need. For instance, if I was heading to the gym, I would go directly to the closet where my shoe rack is located to find my sneakers.
Move folder → Shoe Rack → Shoes box 1 → Sneakers
Once everything is cataloged into Sortly, you can easily search and know where each item is located when it comes time to unpack.
Tip: Tag your items with keywords to enhance the search function.
This blog post was written by Erica Lee, a passionate Sortly user who is blissfully organized in her new home in California thanks to this smart app and her creative approach to inventory her belongings, making unpacking time a bliss. OK, almost a bliss! 😉
Moving to a new home is hard enough.
Sortly keeps track of all of your things and makes finding packed items a breeze. No more searching through a sea of cartons just to find the can opener!
If you’re organizing your move to a new home we invite you to use Sortly!