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Author Topic: Inventory software to keep track of my stuff?  (Read 4547 times)

MrCrispy

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Inventory software to keep track of my stuff?
« on: August 12, 2007, 09:46:46 PM »
My apt is beginning to look like my file system - disorganized, full of hard to find things, and not easy to navigate. I want to organize it all so everything is where its supposed to be and I can find what I need. I looked at a few programs I found by searching on 'home inventory' but most of these are designed to track the value of stuff for home insurane purposes I guess.

What I want could probably be done by a simple database. I think the program I'm looking for would let me -

- create multiple storage locations - e.g. one for each room/drawer
- create multiple categories/tags
- assign stuff freely between the 2 of them
- easily find duplicates/stuff I already own
- (optional) add pictures

Is there anything like this?

tonsofpcs

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Re: Inventory software to keep track of my stuff?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007, 09:51:56 PM »
A simple database will do it.  I had one of these that I built with dataease many years ago, but I lost that HDD. 

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Re: Inventory software to keep track of my stuff?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007, 10:00:47 PM »
Tidiness leads to ruin, if you have a database you will need to make sure its up to date, then make sure things always go back where the database says they are, or update the database  ;D  good luck

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Re: Inventory software to keep track of my stuff?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007, 10:03:45 PM »
Found this great site - http://www.lifeorganizers.com/

Lots of useful tips on organizing your life. The problem I think I'll have is like the guy who goes out to buy 'How to improve your Memory', comes home and puts it on the bookshelf right next to a copy he owns. You gotta stop looking for 'better' ways and tools and just do it!

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Re: Inventory software to keep track of my stuff?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007, 10:07:25 PM »
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Tidiness leads to ruin, if you have a database you will need to make sure its up to date, then make sure things always go back where the database says they are, or update the database

That does seem likely :) :(