In today’s digital age, your smartphone can be a valuable asset to simplify the moving process. Specifically, your phone camera can be helpful to assist you at every stage of your move. From organizing your belongings to documenting essential details, here are five reasons your phone camera is valuable during a residential move.
1. Snap Pics of Packed Boxes for a Quick Reference Later
Use the camera on your phone to take pictures of the items inside each box before you seal it, to provide supporting detail for your handwritten label. This visual reference will make unpacking at your new home a breeze. You’ll be able to quickly identify which carton contains your kitchen essentials, electronics, or personal items. This will support a smoother transition without unnecessary searching for specific items. Pull up your image references instead of physically digging through boxes.
2. Take Pics of Electronics Connections Before Disconnecting
Disassembling electronics can be a hassle, but the true challenge comes when it’s time to reconnect everything in your new space. Before disconnecting cables, cords, and components, take clear pictures of how each electronic device is connected. This visual guide simplifies the reassembly process and saves you from the frustration of trial and error once you get moved. There are several other excellent tips to remember when packing electronics, such as labeling all your cords and cables and using original boxes to protect items adequately.
3. Get Pics of Your Rental Home for Proof of Condition When You Vacate
If you’re moving to or from a rental property, capturing images of the condition of the premises before you leave and when you arrive is essential. Document any wear and tear, scratches, or damage in photographs upon move-in. Then when you move out, pictures can show any current problems and that you did not cause further damage yourself.
Also, get a few clear pictures that portray the overall condition of elements like flooring, walls, and appliances after cleaning everything. These images can prove the property’s condition, protecting you from potential disputes with your landlord over the return of whatever money you paid for security deposits.
4. Grab a Few Pics of Your New House Before You Move
Before you start moving your belongings into your new home, take the opportunity to document it. If the new place is also a rental, as noted, photograph each room, highlighting any existing flaws or areas of concern. Even if your new home is purchased, pictures of the layout can be valuable as you plan how to pack and arrange your furnishings.
5. Capture a Few Good Memories of the Place You’re Leaving Behind
Moving marks the start of a new chapter in life, but it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the memories you’ve created in the home you’re leaving behind. Take a moment to capture a few photographs of your old home, especially the spaces with special significance.
For example, grab a final picture of the kids playing in the backyard or a selfie in front of your favorite window. These images will serve as cherished mementos of your time there as you move forward to a new place to call home.
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