I mentioned in a Would You Buy It Wednesday post in November that I was going to organize my purchases. I am lucky enough to have an unfinished area in my basement that I can keep my treasures either before I can list them or use them. However, the items were through all over. and I barely could walk in the room. So for the last few weeks I have gone through and made sure I have everything in my inventory spreadsheet. I try to track when, where and for how much I purchase an item. Then I created a box number column. I then put it in the box with the corresponding number.
I used Post It Label Roll tape for each box. If you haven’t used this stuff it is awesome.
Yes, they are only cardboard boxes and tape, but now I have so much more room. The boxes are stacked nicely. I can go to my spreadsheet to find the box number and go directly to that box to find an item. So far it has been working for me. I will change it if it stops working for me. My goal is to reduce the number of boxes here by 4 in the next month, so that means I need to list a lot more items.
How do you organize your vintage treasures when you aren’t using them or before you sell them?
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