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A couple of weeks ago, I heard about the new Duck Pack & Track™ system, and I knew that it would be perfect for the major toy organization project that we were planning to tackle that weekend. My boys, like many other kids, have an overabundance of toys thanks to extremely generous friends and family members who have gifted them many, MANY toys along with passing along their favorite hand-me-downs. We love all of the toys, but the sheer volume of parts and pieces were starting to overflow from our playroom, so we decided that it was time to implement the “Swap-it-Out” system and pack some of the toys away for a later date.
With the Swap-it-Out system, new toys from the storage bins are rotated and re-introduced every few months, so the kids feel like they’re getting new toys without having to purchase a single thing! It’s a great way to cut down on the clutter and keep your children’s interest and focus on a smaller amount of choices. Not only did we want to put away some of the toys for swapping out, we also wanted to store special toys that our boys have outgrown for our future grandchildren – hey, with three kids of our own, it’s likely that we will have grandkids someday, and I don’t want to re-purchase expensive wooden train sets and collectible toy cars when we already have a bunch!
How to Organize the Easy Way
The innovative Duck Pack & Track™ app-based system was perfect for our job because it allows you to store, organize, and find items quickly and easily. We knew that we would be storing our Swap-it-Out bins right next to the For-Future-Grandkids bins, so the Pack & Track system is ideal for helping me figure out which bin is which and where everything is located. Click here to see how it works!
Step 1: Label the Boxes
I started by using the Duck Pack & Track labels to label my bins. Since I knew we were going to be filling multiple bins with various toys and storing the bins together, I simply labeled the bins Toys #1, Toys #2, and so on.
Step 2: Scan the Label
I filled the bins with toys and then opened the Duck Pack & Track™ app to scan my label.
The Duck Pack & Track™ app is easy to use, and it’s very intuitive to navigate. Simply open the app on your smartphone, click the button that you need, and the app will walk you through the next steps.
Step 3: Speak or Type the Contents
After you scan the label, the app will prompt you to enter the name of the box, the location in which it will be stored, and the items that are in the box. You can use the phone’s keyboard or you can use your voice to speak the contents and make a list. Make sure to use words and phrases that are familiar to you so that you can easily locate your items later! You can even add photos to remind yourself exactly what’s in there!
When I finally finished up the toy project (which took EIGHT tubs, you guys! I couldn’t get a clear photo of them stacked up all nicely in our dark attic storage space, but it is AWESOME!), I headed into my craft room to continue my Pack & Track organizing spree.
If you’ve seen my Craft Room Tour, you may have noticed that I have a set of storage boxes on the shelves above my desk. The boxes have teensy tiny labels on them, and to be honest, none of them even match up with what’s in the boxes anymore after months of rearranging supplies. One of the labels actually reads “Misc. Stuff” – super helpful, right? It’s no surprise that with such poor labeling and opaque boxes that I didn’t even remember what was in them anymore!
I had no idea that all of this fun and colorful leather was hiding out in these boxes! I used the Pack & Track labels to label each box and then used the app to record all of the contents of each box.
Step 4: Find Your Items
Now that all of my boxes are labeled and the contents have been uploaded into the Pack & Track app, all I have to do is scan the Pack & Track label to see what’s inside the box -OR- if I’m looking for a specific item, I can utilize the app’s “Find” function to locate the box name and the location where the item can be found. Easy peasy!
Seriously, where has this app been all of my life? It’s totally awesome! And with 40 labels in every pack, it’s an inexpensive way to organize ALL the things in your life! Have a big move coming up? Duck Pack & Track™ will be a total game changer and lifesaver when it comes to moving!