We’re back again with more stories of how Dropboxers use Dropbox and today we have Ross from the Product team, who recently bought a house, and how he uses Dropbox to keep that long process rolling.
By Ross. Age 34 1/2
Recently we bought our first house(yup, adulting hard!). Along with the opportunity to bury myself in a level of life-long debt not known to anyone outside of the US College educated world, we had the opportunity to decorate and furnish our new dwelling to a standard we like.
We used Dropbox throughout the Design phase:
Picking colors is tricky, using a shared folder changed my life, it allowed my wife to send me samples and for us to do side-by-side comparisons. It was a great way to ideate through possibilities.
And for Furnishing the house:
I believe furnishing a house should be a relatively democratic process, so we went through a similar process of saving couches we liked, and vetoing the ones we hate, until eventually we have a top tier list of relaxation stations. Cut to me and my family in a montage of Simpsons couch gags.
And for the serious stuff:
I have always used the OCR scanner feature in the Dropbox mobile app, and I’ve religiously been backing up copies of my insurance policies and receipts, so that means I can rest easy that if anything goes missing in the move, I have all the info I need. I’m also partial to candles so fireproof documents are ideal for me, not that I plan on burning down my new house, but the peace of mind is great.
We love the idea of a collaborative paint and furniture catalogue and wish list, and of course, good document hygiene is always smart. Happy moving Ross, and good luck with the paint selection!