Tracking Your Inventory

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Tracking Your Inventory

When contemplating a move or even putting things into a self-storage unit, one of the most important things to consider is what you have. Although there are insurance options available, how can you insure your possessions when you can’t give an accurate estimate of their value? Keeping an inventory of everything you own can be a valuable investment of your time. Why? Well, for starters, if there is an unexpected disaster, you’ll be able to provide an immediate listing to the insurance company. Second, you will know what’s in storage or in those moving boxes and can avoid duplicating items, which can affect your finances. Third, when booking your self-storage unit, you will have a better idea of what size you need. You’ll have a working knowledge of what the moving company damages or items they may walk away with.

It’s easy to discount your possessions after you have them. Most people keep track of the very expensive items. These can also become an afterthought if you have quite a few. As items and possessions accumulate, we tend to forget. How many purses do you have? How many collectible cards does he have? What about your DVD collection? Your CD’s? Those types of things are so plentiful that they get lost in the shuffle. It’s good to know what’s there. You never know when you may need to get rid of some things. Thinking about having a garage sale? Well, knowing your inventory is a MUST. Once you sell off items, you can check them off the list. If a moving company is coming or you’re putting the rest of the items into a storage facility, you’ll know what’s there and what you may need going on to your next location.

If making an accurate inventory of all your possessions sounds like a lot of work – it is. But, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. People never think about what they have or had until it’s gone. With an inventory, you’ll know first-hand and can adjust accordingly. There are programs available that can help you keep track of your items. Know Your Stuff, a free online software, allows you the flexibility of keeping an inventory at the click of a button, whether you’re using a desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. This software not only keeps your inventory in real-time, but also adds your insurance information and storage or moving information as well. Everything is located in the cloud so that you won’t have to worry about papers getting misplaced or locating self-storage unit information or insurance policy numbers.

Getting things in order will be a breeze, and you’ll be online reserving a unit at self-storage Florida in no time! Spring cleaning just got a little bit neater!

Allaire Williams

About Allaire Williams

Allaire is a professional writer for the Self Storage Blog and specializes in SEO content marketing.