Vintage clothing and merchandise is once again in style. Different eras may fall in and out of vogue, but there is always appeal in things that are retro. Once you reach a certain age you probably have at least a few vintage items on your own at home. In today's post we're going to tell you how to use Stockpile easy home inventory system to track these items and how to capitalize if you decide to sell them.
The Old Is New Again
If you hold on to clothes long enough they eventually come back in style. The trick is being able to find those pieces that you haven't worn in years when the time is right. If you cycle the seldom worn out of your closet into a storage bin it can be nearly impossible to remember where you put it. Worse yet, you can spend hours searching for something only to realize that it is two sizes too small once you finally locate it. UGH! You can avoid these and other frustrations by using Stockpile easy home inventory system. Creating item records is quick and easy. The next time you clear out your closet simply take a few minutes to input data on the pieces you're moving to storage. You can record as much detail as you'd like. Color, style, size, coordinating pieces, and more can be included in your record. You can even include a picture so you can "see" the item before you get out of storage. Remember to use both areas and locations to be very specific about where the item is kept. Now when bell bottoms come back in fashion you'll know right where yours are and whether or not they still fit.
It Might Be Worth Something
You may not have any valuable works of art tucked away in your attic but you may have some vintage pieces of value. Certain items become worth more because they are rare or hard to find. If you are lucky enough to own some of this stuff you can make a tidy profit by selling it. Of course, you need to know what you have, where to find it, and what condition it's in. This all information that you can access easily if you have item records in Stockpile. Again, it's a great idea to implement Stockpile as you're decluttering and clearing out your home. Creating item records as you box things up for storage is a great way to keep track of what you're holding on to and what you're getting rid of. That's right, it's a good idea to create very basic records for the items that you're trashing, donating, and selling. Why? Because if you think you still own it you'll end up wasting time searching for it one day. If you can see that you got rid of it you'll save yourself a lot of time, energy, and headaches.
The When Is as Important as the Where
Creating item records so you know where to find things is helpful, remembering to include what era each item is from can be even more beneficial. It may not seem important at the time but as the years go by you'll appreciate the details. Trying to recreate a classic 80s look? Wouldn't it be nice to know that you have a vintage Coca-Cola t-shirt and some high-waisted acid washed denim shorts in a bin somewhere?If you just input vague descriptions you'll only have a faint idea of what you have. Recording the approximate date of purchase in item records will tell you exactly what era the item is from. Then when you're looking for pieces for a costume or a theme night you'll know what you've got.
Don't Forget Furnishings
Selling your unwanted stuff for a profit is always a good idea. The more you know about what you're selling the better positioned you are to get top dollar. If you just advertise blue lamps for sale you may not generate much interest and will likely only get low ball offers. If, on the other hand, you say you have a mid-century Hollywood Regency lamp you're going to attract a whole other level of clientele. Knowing what you have and just how old it is can really make a difference when it comes time to haggle on price.
Stockpile easy home inventory system doesn't just save you time and money. It helps you make money on the things you no longer want to own. There are so many benefits to using Stockpile at home. You can get organized and keep your home in order. You can shop smarter thanks to mobile compatibility. Because you always have your at home inventory on your mobile device you can access it easily from anywhere. Stockpile makes it easy for you to manage the things you own. Try Stockpile today!