Making a storage inventory – why is it important?

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The move is almost over. Our Florida movers finished unloading your boxes and bringing them in your new home. You are eager to start unpacking, you reach for the first box and… You realize you don’t have a box cutter. Your gaze wanders toward the mountain of boxes. You can tear them open, sure. But you don’t want to risk damaging your belongings. With a deep sigh, you head out to buy one. It takes you more time than usual because you’re still unfamiliar with the new neighborhood. Eventually, you manage to find a hardware store and buy one. Slightly annoyed, you return home, open the box, and – behold! There’s your old box cutter. Right on top, just waiting to be put to good use. You watch in disbelief wondering how much trouble you could have avoided if only you spent some time making a storage inventory.

Top reasons for making a storage inventory

The example in the scenario above is pretty banal. Nevertheless, it’s still very common. It is nothing to be ashamed of. We’ve all found ourselves in a similar situation at one point or another. The problem is that the same scenario can also be applied to any situation concerning any item. And when it becomes a common occurrence, it can severely impact your daily life. Especially if your items are in a storage unit. Luckily enough, just by making a storage inventory,¬†this scenario can be easily avoided.

scales with money and clock - making a storage inventory
The inventory list will help you save both money and time.

You’ll be able to plan better

“Out of sight, out of mind.” This common saying best describes the need to make a storage inventory. When you have the list of your possessions at the palm of your hand, it will be easy to see what you need or don’t need. And it can be extremely useful before you schedule your move. It will make decluttering before the move easier and faster, thus saving you precious time. It will also allow you to save some money on the move. Because the fewer items you move – the lesser the cost.

Stay stress-free during the settling in

When you’re settling in after the move, it is imperative to have a clear picture of whereabouts of your belongings. And to be able to unpack swiftly and efficiently. Settling in is an exciting and joyous occasion. And nothing can dampen your spirits more than wasting hours rummaging through boxes looking for something you need, only not to find it in the end. Or worse – to find it four days later in your storage, when you don’t need it anymore.

Avoid unnecessary costs

Some things you don’t use that often. However, you will still decide to keep them in storage, hoping they will come in handy one day. If enough time passes, it is possible to forget that you already have something. At that point, you will be forced to buy the item again. And since you’re already using the item only sparingly, the expense is unjustified and best avoided.

It will save you a lot of time

When you know exactly where something you need is, and you know how much of it you have, it will be in your hands in no time. This is particularly important for people who run business. When your inventory is properly organized, the rest of your supply-chain management will fall into place. Without it, you risk making mistakes such as mis-shipments, out of stocks, and overstocks. Needless to say, every mistake that happens will force you to spend an ample amount of time remedying it.

Because it’s never been easier

Keeping track of your stored belongings might seem like an impossible task. Quite the contrary – it couldn’t be easier! Nowadays, there are so many inventory management apps that will help you keep organized. And they are great for both home and business inventories. You can use Inventory Now, Sortly, Inventory+, FileMaker Go, and many others. This way you can easily create your database of all the things you own. And, in the long run, they will give you more time, space, and flexibility.

person holding a smartphone - making a storage inventory
There are many apps for your smartphone that will make taking inventory a breeze.

Storage units are quickly becoming a necessity

Over the years, we are constantly accumulating more and more items. Some of those are useful all the time. Others – not so much. Useful ones always manage to find a happy place, especially if you use them daily.

However, items that are not being utilized so much often tend to be moved around. And not moved around for convenience, but because they are usually getting in your way. Yet still, the amount of those constantly and progressively increases. Especially if you’ve been living in the same place for a long time. In this case, the amount of clutter can increase enormously. So much that it can make normal day-to-day functioning almost impossible.

What are the possible solutions?

When that starts happening, it will be immensely helpful to find and rent some of the storage units Boynton Beach is offering. These units are the best way to keep your rarely used belongings out of the way, and your home tidy. And it is also the best way to keep them safe. So instead of designating a certain part of your home as storage, and then making it virtually inaccessible by piling up a bunch of stuff in there, use that space for something that will make you feel really good. For instance:

  • Media room – Throw a projector and a few lazy-bags in an empty room, and you will have a personal theater in no time.
  • Hobby workshop – If you love painting or you’re a model train collector, an empty room will make a perfect place to display what you’re passionate about.
  • Games room – Wheather you are a family person, or a board game enthusiast, you will enjoy having an area in your home dedicated purely to bringing you and your loved one’s joy.
photo of a living room
Turning an empty room into a media center is certainly better than using it as a storage.

Keep your storage inventory within reach

In the end, don’t forget to put your inventory list/reminder somewhere safe. If you are using some of the apps mentioned, it will be easy, as you will always carry it with you. However, making a storage inventory can be fun when done old-school style. But if you’re intent on doing it that way, keep it somewhere close so you don’t forget you have it.

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