This time of year there are a lot of good sales and that can encourage shoppers to buy things they don't really need. Don't get sucked in by a bargain that's not really a good deal for you. Stay on track and make better purchase decisions by using Stockpile free at home inventory system. Not sure how an inventory management tool can help make you a smarter shopper? Keep reading for all the details.
Knowledge Is Power
As with most things, when it comes to shopping, knowledge is power. Before you buy something there are several key pieces of information you should know. Do you need it? Is this a good brand, model, style, etc? What is a good price for this item? When you find something that checks all the boxes you can buy with confidence. If there are some lingering questions or red flags it's better to pass on this sale.
Do You Need It?
There are a number of factors that determine whether or not you need something. A big one is knowing what you already have at home. It can be difficult to keep track of everything you own in your mental filing cabinet but if you use Stockpile it's easy. Because Stockpile free at home inventory system is mobile compatible you can view your at home inventory while you're on the go. Quickly and easily see what you have at home before you buy anything.
Will It Match?
Some pieces can stand alone but many items need to at least coordinate with things you already own. The best way to match new pieces with things you have at home is to have a picture that you can check. Stockpile allows you to track all kinds of details in your item records, including photos so you can check the likelihood of a match with just a few clicks.
Does It Fit?
Do you have room in the closet, shelf, or bin for something new? It can be hard to remind yourself to consider that when you're standing in a store, unless you have Stockpile. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are kept. Entering that level of detail into your system can really help you get a feel for how much open space you have in your home and just how full some areas really are.
Is It Worth It?
Knowing how much you've paid for items in the past can really help you determine whether or not a new purchase is worth it. Just because something is currently on sale that doesn't mean it's a good price. If the price has risen sharply because something has been discontinued it may not be worth buying at this time. Some inflation is obvious, for an example an $8 coffee cup that is now selling for $75 because it was a limited edition design from a few years back. Others may not stand out so easily. Many things become a custom order simply because they aren't in vogue at the moment. If this applies to something on your list you might be better off waiting until it's back in fashion. You'll have more purchase options and be more likely to get it at a good price.
The More You Know
The more you know, the better shopper you'll be. Stockpile makes it easy to have all the information that you need at your fingertips. Adding items to the system is quick and easy. You choose which fields to include in item records so you can track all sorts of data. Stockpile is even available for free. What are you waiting for? Try Stockpile today!