Ho Ho..Where Did It Go?

easy home inventory systemOne minute you're feeling jolly and getting ready to decorate, the next thing you know you're frustrated, you're running out of time, and your house is still bare. All because you can't find what you're looking for. If this has ever happened to you, you know how incredibly annoying this scenario is. Now instead of walking in a winter wonderland you're trying to navigate a minefield created by all the half opened containers that you searched through. Your house is a wreck, your patience is gone, and your holiday cheer is probably waning as well. Don't let this grinchy occurrence get you down. Use Stockpile easy home inventory system to track your decorations and other knick knacks and you'll be able to decorate like a pro.

Believe it or not, this can be a great time to start tracking your decorations in Stockpile. As you pull out the containers with all your lights, tinsel, etc you can create entries for the pieces you don't put out this year. Save the ones that go around the house for later. You can create records for them as you pack them away. This allows you to break the job into two more manageable pieces and also gives you an opportunity to really consider why you keep the pieces you don't use every year.

Over time most people end up with more decorations than they really need. So if you have more things than you can possibly decorate with in a single year, you're not alone. Some people hold on to things for sentimental reasons. If that's the case you may want to find a different storage area. You wouldn't want Grandma's angel to get broken or bug infested because she was being kept in a seldom opened bin in the basement. If she's never going to grace the top of your tree, finding a location that will preserve her would be a better idea. Other times you may have switched up your decorating style. One year you went with the classic red and green scheme, the next year you were feeling more garnet and gold. If you're going to alternate from time to time keeping everything with your holiday decorations is great. If you know that your kids have outgrown Winnie the Pooh, it might be time to say goodbye to Christopher Robin and the rest of the gang and just admit that your holiday style is more sophisticated now.  Taking a moment to decide why you're keeping the excess, and whether or not you should keep it is a great use of your time.

If you haven't already labeled your bins, now is a great time to do that as well. Adding item records in Stockpile is quick and easy but the data you get out is only as good as what you put in. Stockpile easy home inventory system allows you to use both areas and locations so that you can be specific about where items are kept. Just saying in the red and green plastic tub isn't nearly as helpful as saying red and green tub A. You can even specify where in the storage room these tubs are kept. Adding details will make it easier to find what you need when you need it.

Speaking of details. You can include info like where you purchased an item, what color it is, whether or not it's part of a larger collection and you can even include a picture. Stockpile is fully customizable so it can make it what you want it to be.

Don't let your holidays be ruined by misplaced items. Why waste time searching for your stuff? Use Stockpile so that you can find what you need when you need it and get on with enjoying the rest of the season. Stockpile can make your holidays happier! Try Stockpile today!

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