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One of the major struggles of our recent move was that because we went from renting a townhouse to renting an apartment we no longer have a garage. So we lost a lot of our storage space. So we did some more decluttering because getting rid of clutter is one of the best ways to make more space.
Luckily we have a large master closet with plenty of space to store blue bins that we keep our things that were in the garage in. The downside though is that even if the bins are labeled if we have multiple boxes that are labeled the same as Christmas or holiday. If I’m looking for something, in particular, I don’t want to pull out all the holiday bins looking for one specific thing.
I’m so happy that I found a solution to my storage problem. This product, Pack and track solves the issue with knowing what is packed up in bins so that I don’t have to open up every bin in order to find the one thing that I’m looking for.
What is Duck Pack & Track™
Duck Pack & Track™is an innovative app system that works with labels and boxes to keep track of your belongings. I wish that I had learned about this product when we were moving. it would have been so helpful to label all the boxes we moved and know exactly what was in them. It would have made moving easier but I’m glad to be able to get our extra stuff organized and know where things are better.
How to use Pack and Track
HOW IT WORKS:
1. Label the Box. Write a descriptive name on your Pack & Track™ label about the contents of the box. Make sure that each box name is only used once. Do you have more than one box that contains similar items? Use labels like “Kitchen 1, Kitchen 2 and Kitchen 3” for those situations.
Here is one of our Christmas boxes. We have quite a few holiday and Christmas bins because I love holiday decor and it’s not one of the areas that I declutter often. My daughter was my special helper when it came to setting up this system. She labeled the boxes and wrote out the labels for me.
2. Scan the Label. Access the Pack & Track™ app on your smartphone and use the “Scan” button. This will open your smartphone camera and you can now scan the barcode off of the label on your box. When prompted, speak or type the name of your box – make sure to use the same name for your box in the app that you used on the label.
Once you have the label on you scan the label with your phone which is super easy to do. If you are having trouble scanning it make sure you have enough lights on. I was just doing it with light from the window and it wasn’t bright enough to work but with the light on I had no problem.
3. Speak or Type the contents. Start adding items to your box by speaking or typing in the app. Use the word “and” to add more than 1 item at once. For example, “pots and cookie trays.” Be as descriptive as you can with the items you list in your box and use phrases that are familiar to you. This will make it easier when you search in the app to find your items.
If you have any questions about how this product works check out the FAQs
Using the voice option to add the items in each bin was so easy and made the process go by super fast. You literally just say each item that is in your box or bin and it adds it to that box.
I love that you can also add pictures of what is in the box on the app. I want to make time to go back through many of our bins and add pictures. That way it will make it even easier to find things that are stored.
4. Find the Items. Scan the label on the outside of the box with your smartphone camera to pull up a full list of the contents. Or, use the “Find” function in the app to locate items. Simply speak or type the item you are looking for, and Pack & Track will tell you the box it is in.
It’s so nice to look at these rows of bins and know that when I need to find something now it will be so much easier. especially at Christmas because we seriously have so much Christmas decor and now it will be possible for me to search what I’m looking for and be able to grab the right bin and get it out.
I really recommend this product if you have boxes stored in a storage space or a garage. Make it easier on yourself to find what you’ve organized. If you are moving then head to Walmart, which is where I found this, and grab it so you can make your move easier.