This time of year there are lots of things that can make you say "EEK!" Stores, restaurants, and even your home are probably decorated with cobwebs, spiders, and skeletons. You can always find a horror movie on TV and you can't avoid hearing Thriller and Monster Mash on the radio. What shouldn't stress you out and make you want to scream are the things you've bought. Whether you've made some hauntingly bad purchases in the past or are just trying to safeguard your future, keep reading for some tips and to learn how Stockpile easy home inventory system can help.
Only Buy What You Want and Need
Don't let impulse buys become a habit with frightening consequences. Buying things you don't want or need only leads to clutter and waste. Before you spend your hard earned funds make sure that you are making a purchase that will really make you happy in the long run. Overspending or buying things that you don't really want just leads to stress and frustration, and who wants that?
Research Your Options
This applies more to large purchases, but it can be a good idea to do a little research on smaller items as well. Don't just buy the first thing you see. You may be able to find a better, or less expensive, option somewhere else. Making sure that you are getting a good deal on a reputable brand will help you sleep easy at night.
Don't Pay Too Much
Even if you buy something you want and need it always feels bad to be overcharged. Thanks to mobile technology there's no excuse for not checking the price of an item before you head to the checkout. If you find a lower price somewhere else some stores will even price match. That way you still leave the store with the item you want, without paying too much. It never hurts to check for coupons either. Gone are the days when coupon clipping was a sign you were struggling to make ends meet. These days people are proud to be approach coupon clipping like a contest.
Avoid Things That Go Bump in the Night
When you bring home items that you don't have room for you often end up cramming them in the closet, under the bed, or stacking them up in out of the way corners. Any of these options can be a stubbed toe waiting to happen. Worse yet, you could stumble into a pile of stuff that ends up falling on your head. Don't set yourself up to create your own personal house of horrors. Know where you plan to store something before you buy it and bring it home.
Clear Out the Cobwebs
Relying on your memory to remember where items are stored can be tricky at best. Using Stockpile makes it easy to find what you want when you want it. Creating item records isn't scary at all. It's easy to choose which fields you'd like to include. You can even include a photo for easier identification in the future. Thanks to areas and locations you can be very specific about where items are stored. You can even transfer items as they move in, out, and around your home so that you never lose track of them. Stockpile brings business class inventory management to your home. The best part is that it's free to use, so you have no reason not to try it. Ready to get started? Try Stockpile today!