As the weather gets warmer people start to lighten up. They pack away their heavy winter coats and start wearing short sleeves. Many people get haircuts or shave off their beards. This is a great time to lighten up the load of stuff you're keeping at home as well. Keep reading for some tips on how Stockpile easy home inventory solution can help you get the most out of your efforts.
Rock the Boat
You don't have to keep things just because you already own them. Falling into the trap of feeling guilty for getting rid of things only hurts you in the end. Holding on to items that you don't need, want, or use just increases the amount of stuff, and stress, that you have in your life. Yes, believe it or not, the amount of clutter you have in your home can cause you needless stress. The more stuff you have the harder it is to keep track of everything. That makes it harder to find what you need when you need it. See where that stress comes in? Getting rid of the excess is very freeing. Trust us, you'll thank yourself for clearing out the clutter.
Fix It or Forget It
Things break, it's a fact of life. If it can be repaired, great. If not, replace it. Don't, under any circumstances, hold on to things that no longer work in the hope that one day you'll fix them or find a way to repurpose them. If you actually need that item you'll fix or replace it right away. If it's something that you use so rarely that it can sit around broken for months you don't really need it anyway. As Elsa would say, "Let it go!"
Thanks for the Memories
Sometimes we hold on to things for sentimental reasons. There's nothing wrong with sentiment, but it can lead to an overabundance of clutter. If you have sentimental items you'll need a safe way to store them. If the items in question can be digitized, i.e. photos, artwork, writings, that is a much safer and less space consuming way to hold on to them. In the case of clothing, ceramics, and other tangible items you may need to invest in some air tight bins to keep them secure. You'll definitely want to use Stockpile to help you remember where things are stored if you go this route.
A Little Light Reading Material
That phrase definitely refers to subject matter and not the physical weight because everyone knows that books are heavy. Even just a few tomes can really pack on the pounds. Go through your reading material. If there are volumes that you know you won't re-read consider selling them to a used bookstore or donating to a local library or school. Are there some books that you could get electronically? It might be worth repurchasing a title that you already own just to lighten up your load and clear up some space on your bookshelf. A good e-reader can hold hundreds of books without straining your shoulders. Going forward, always check for the e-version before you buy a new book.
Clearing out the clutter is no small task so be sure that you do it right and get the maximum benefit out of your efforts. Implementing Stockpile as you go will really help you make the most out of your project. Adding item records is quick and easy. Stockpile is fully customizable so you choose which fields to include in item records. You design the system that fits your needs the best. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are located. This makes it easy to find what you need. Plus, Stockpile is mobile compatible so you can access your data even when you're away from home. All you need is a mobile device and an internet connection. You don't have to worry about misplacing items or forgetting that you got rid of something when you use Stockpile. Lighten up this spring and see what our inventory management system can do for you. Try Stockpile today!