An Insomniac’s Guide to Stockpile

easy home inventory managementIf you’re a night owl who likes to get things in the middle of the night when you’re wide awake, this is the post for you. While you can’t bang around and reorganize your home without risking waking up others, you can implement Stockpile. Keep reading for some tips on late night tasks you can easily do without disturbing anyone else in your home. So grab your laptop, sit back, and start using Stockpile.

Create Item Records 

Choose a room where having the light on won’t keep anyone else up and get started. You can easily create item records all night if you’d like. Stockpile is fully customizable so you can include as many, or as few, details about each item as you’d like. Of course, Stockpile is useful for tracking the where of all the items in your home, but it can do so much more than that. You can also track purchase price, store, style, color, size, warranty info, replacement parts ordering instructions, and other important details. It’s entirely up to you.

Be sure to use areas and locations to really narrow down where things are stored. Remember the data you’ll have on hand is only as good as what you put in the system. If you start to get tired, don’t rush to finish out the room. Just mark your stopping point and pick it up another time.

Update Your Records

Looking for a quiet task that you can accomplish without moving around your home? Updating your records is a simple process and it can really help you get the most out of Stockpile. Take some time to go through and check to be sure that your records are still accurate. You may know off the top of your head which items have been discarded or moved and you can edit that info right away. For anything that you’re unsure about, flag the record so that you remember to check on that particular item.

Make a Shopping List 

Many people like to do some online shopping late at night. Before you get carried away clicking and buying things you don’t need check your data and make a list of items that you’ve been meaning to pick up. If your Stockpile records show that there are accessory pieces for some items you already own you can add them to a watchlist so you know to be on the lookout for good deals on those particular pieces. Impulse buys are the enemy of your budget, your sanity, and your clutter-free home. Don’t get sucked in to buying things you don’t want or need. Curate a list of items that you’ll be glad you bought.

Reach Out to Anyone Who Needs to Return Something

If you have a habit of loaning items out and a hard time getting them back now is a great time to send some e-mails to nudge borrowers to bring your stuff back. If you updated your records when you loaned the item out you’ll know exactly who to contact and how long they’ve had your item. Don’t lose your stuff just because you forgot who has it.

Stockpile can be a great at home helper and an insomniac’s late night friend. Check back with us again soon for more tips on how you can use Stockpile to simplify your life. Ready to get started? Try Stockpile today!

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