How many things have you bought but never used? Be honest. Most people have more than a few things that sounded great but never made it out of the box. No one intends to buy an item they’re never going to use. You get the holiday cake pan because making snowflake shaped mini cakes sounds like fun, but then you realize that it requires more time and effort than you thought so you just skip it and use your regular cake pan instead. Stocking up on yarn while it’s on sale so you’ll have one day when you finally learn to crochet seems like a great idea until you realize that you’re all thumbs and are only good at creating knotted up balls. Maybe you bought clothes that were too small or too large because you expected your weight to fluctuate. Whether it’s a hobby that you never mastered, an occasion that never arose, or just something that doesn’t seem like fun anymore good intentions can go bad and when they do it usually means we have unused items cluttering up our homes. If you’re ready to cut your losses and get your home organized this is the post for you. Keep reading to learn how Stockpile easy home inventory solution can help you take control.
Room by Room
To identify these items you’ll need to go room by room. Unless your only vice is buying useless kitchen items you’ll probably have things scattered throughout your home. Remember to be honest and be tough with yourself as you evaluate each room. If you’ve had for over a year and you haven’t used it yet, you’re probably not going to use it. Let it go! Regardless of how much you paid for it, what a special brand, color, etc it is, if you’re not using it you don’t need it.
Holding on to unwanted unused items clutters up your home and stresses you out without you even realizing it. It’s time to take control and get rid of these things.
Gather Them Up
Gather all the things you don’t want. Sort through and decide what you’d like to sell or donate and what is just trash. This last category can be the hardest to swallow but if you’ve held on to something for too long it may not be worthy of even donating. Once you have your piles it’s time to start creating Stockpile records.
If you’re confused, keep reading. You may be wondering why you’d want to create item records for things you’re getting rid of and that’s a valid question. The answer is simple. Right now you see what you have and you know what you’ve decided to do with it. A month, six months, or a year from now you may not remember that you sold that cake pan or donated that yarn. That’s when you’re likely to waste a lot of time looking for something you no longer have. You may also have the same good intentions again. You’ll see something else and be tempted to buy it. If you have a record of your last impulse that ended up being donated you can save yourself some time and money. Plus, the pile of items you’ve gathered probably isn’t that large so it’s a great way to try Stockpile.
What You’re Keeping
Once you see how easy it is to create item records you’ll want to implement Stockpile easy home inventory solution in the rest of your home. Choose a room and begin. Because Stockpile is fully customizable you choose which fields to include in item records. With the items you’re getting rid of you may only want the bare minimum. You might be happy just to have style, size, color, and purchase price. For the items you’re keeping you’ll want additional details such as accessories, warranty info and more. Of course, you’ll also want to use areas and locations to be very specific about where items are stored to make them easy to locate in the future.
You’ll be amazed by how much you do with Stockpile. You’ll save time and money and be able to better organize your home. The only problem you’ll have is deciding which room to enter next. Ready to get started? Try Stockpile today!