USE COLORED DOTS, STICKERS, OR POST-IT NOTES TO IDENTIFY ITEMS IN A HOME.
Whether it’s a chair, a painting, or a lamp on a table; use colored dots or stickers to identify the decisions you’ve made in a home. This way everyone (including yourself!) will know what decisions you’ve made about which items.
Literally, put the sticker (test to be sure it’s removable) or post-it note on the piece of furniture or on the frame of the picture or on the wall right next to the picture. It sure beats making a huge list in a legal pad and then never being able to connect the list with the actual items in the house.
We at Gentle Transitions, use colored stickers that coordinate to a stop light:
Green for “go”, things to move to the new place
Red for “stop” – things that do not move
Yellow for “undecided” and we’ll come back to later
Post-It notes work great too and often are sold in multi color packs.