Ever hate it when the hubbs yells and asks for something you could have sworn you told him? I sure do.
Most inquired items:
- The Cot
- The Extra cover of our LoveSac
- The Extra Cables to whatever electronic thingamajig
- 20 Extra lightbulbs we purchased when IKEA had a really good sale
- His Liter Size Flask
The last time I organized I went thru a walkthru w/ the hubbs . . and I just knew deep down inside it wouldn’t really register. Since I try to organize alot, he’s usually pretty confident I know where everything is. Of course I know where everything is. . . just not when I’m in the shower – or concenrating on sticking my fake eyelashes to look all purrty for a party or when I’m asleep!!
The solution : GOOGLE DOCS.
Such a life saver! GoogleDocs is almost always up on our laptops which are on almost 24-7 (bad, I know) What I did was create a HOME SPREADSHEET. It has alot of misc sheets – Home Item Locator.
Column A : Item
Column B : Keywords – I call this this our generic name of the item. Anything we can possibly call the item, I put it in this cell
Column C : Location – Be very specific! If it’s in a large unclear plastic tote, make sure you describe it.
Column D : Expiration Date (If Applicable)
Column E : Notes. (Make sure you be careful when you take this out of the storage!! VERY FRAGILE.
This system has worked wonders. From finding the item to putting it back. It creates a home for all those misc things & less bugging from the hubbs! Technology is such a wonder =)