You're probably familiar with the expression "it's better to give than to receive." And that is very true, especially when it comes to reducing the amount of stuff that you accumulate in your home. If you celebrate this time of year with any sort of gift giving you know the challenge that you face. All that new stuff needs a place to go. How many of you are looking around now at piles of unwrapped gifts that are still waiting to move to a more permanent home? Don't feel bad. It happens to the best of us. That's why we're bringing you some tips on how to get organized and implement Stockpile free at home inventory solution before the first of the year.
Don't Let Guilt Get You
Even the most thoughtful gift givers sometimes miss the mark. If you've received some gifts this season that you don't just love, don't feel guilty about returning or exchanging those items. It's far worse to allow things you don't want and aren't going to use to clutter up your home. The effects may be subtle but never doubt, you will fell negative consequences if you keep things that are just taking up space in your home. You may start to feel like your home is too small. You may need to invest in new storage solutions. It could even be just a general feeling of discontent. Regardless of how it manifests, it's not good. And it's certainly not what the person who gave you the gift intended.
Can It Replace Something Else?
If your new item is a better version of something you already own, we say "out with the old and in with the new!" It can be tempting to keep using the one that you have and save the new one for later. What usually ends up happening though is that the old one hangs on so long that by the time it needs to be replaced you've forgotten that you have a spare on hand and you end up buying a third one. UGH! Talk about inefficient and a waste of money!!
Like It? Use It!
It's nice to want to keep your things nice, but if you like a gift the best way to show that is by using it. Don't set things aside just for show. The best way to show your appreciation is by using things. No, it won't remain perfect, but no one will question whether or not you really used the gift.
Okay, Now What?
So, now you're left with just gifts that you love, that aren't replacing anything else, and that can't be used on a daily basis. Where do you put all those things? It's easy. If you use Stockpile you can store items worry-free. Most people are afraid that if they put things away they'll forget that they own them, or where they put them. That doesn't happen in the homes of Stockpile users. Stockpile free at home inventory solution makes it easy to track items within your home, no matter where they're stored. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are kept. You can narrow it down to the particular bin on a certain shelf. That makes it easy to locate what you need when you need it. What about all those pesky item details? If you store items out of sight, won't you forget what size, color, style, etc something is? Not with Stockpile. Because Stockpile is fully customizable you choose which fields to include in item records. This allows you to track any and all details that you think will be important to use. Plus, Stockpile is mobile compatible so you'll be able to access all the information on your mobile device from wherever you are.
There are so many great reasons to use Stockpile at home. We hope these tips have given you some great ideas on how you can use it for yourself. Your holidays will be happier when you can quickly and easily tame the clutter. Start the new year off right. Try Stockpile today!