If you've ever visited a model home, looked at real estate photos online, or watched one of those home improvement shows you've seen the perfectly decorated supremely organized ideal house. After seeing a few of these you can start to believe that is what your own home should look like. Throw in a stop at your hyper tidy neighbor's house and suddenly you start to feel like a slob. Before you panic and start to beat yourself up over your lack of cleaning discipline sit back and read this post. We'll help you put things into perspective and tell you how using a free home inventory system like Stockpile can quickly make you more organized.
If you've ever sold a home you know what the term 'show ready' means. When you've removed all personal effects, cleared away all the clutter, and shifted things in your home so that it looks as light, airy, and large as possible you're show ready. Remember that's not real life. Real people need brushes to clean the toilets and dish towels by the sink. They do laundry and eat and play in their homes. It's okay if your home has family photos and mementos of trips and events. In fact, those are the things that make a house a home. Show ready may look good in photos but it's not reality.
It's okay for your home to look lived in. Lived in doesn't automatically equal messy. If things have designated places and put neatly away your home will still be welcoming and inviting to guests without looking cluttered and disorganized. Baskets, bins, shelves, and other containers can help you achieve this goal. Many people hesitate to store items out of sight because they fear they will forget what they have. This isn't an issue if you use Stockpile free home inventory system. We'll have more on that later in this post.
People and Pets
The people and pets you share your home with can make it hard to keep things neat and tidy. While we can't keep your four-legged friends from shedding, using Stockpile can help you keep other parts of your home organized giving you more time to combat the balls of fluff that seem to appear every time you turn around.
Track It with Ease and Get on with Your Life
The hardest part of keeping your home organized is remembering where to find things and where to put them back when you're done with them. Stockpile makes this simple. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are stored. This makes it easy to find what you're looking for no matter where you keep it. When you can store items in bins, closets, cabinets, and other out of sight places without worrying about forgetting where they are you can easily declutter your home. Creating item records is quick and easy. Because Stockpile is fully customizable you choose which fields to include. This allows you to track all the info that is important to you. You can include warranty info, accessory and parts ordering details, when and where you bought the item, and so much more in your records.
Stockpile not only makes it easy to organize your home and keep it in order it also helps you save time and money. When you know what you have at home it's easier to decide what you need to buy and what you should pass up. You can check your at home inventory on the go because Stockpile is mobile compatible. As long as you have internet access you can 'see' your inventory at any time.
Your home doesn't have to be show ready to look nice and you don't have to spend a fortune to get an at home inventory system. Stockpile is available for free so it won't cost you anything to start using our system. Ready to see what we can do for you? Try Stockpile today!