How to Create an Inventory List for Your Items in Storage
One of the issues many people face when putting their items in self-storage is losing track of what they have. It’s easy over time to forget an item is in storage or even where you stored it, resulting in wasted search time. Therefore, it is a good idea to create an inventory list for all the items you decide to store away. Inventory lists help you keep track of all your items so you can easily locate and retrieve them when needed. With that in mind, let’s dive into how you should go about creating one for your future reference.
Step Two – Create a Master List
Before putting your boxes into storage, make sure you keep a master list of all your items. Whenever you add or retrieve items, you will need to update this on your list. For your convenience, it is a good idea to create this master list on a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. Make sure all box numbers and labels are included in order, as well as the contents of those boxes. This will make it much easier to keep track of your items in the long-term.
Step Four – Use Shelving
Good quality shelving will help keep your storage units organised and uncluttered. Try to allocate each shelf to a certain theme, such as all boxes for a certain room. Make sure to label each shelf as well and reflect this in your list. Additionally, putting softer items on a shelf can help to protect them from becoming crushed by heavier boxes on the floor.
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