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How do you help a shopping addict?

Jon Linden posted a link with some useful inventory management tips on the SL Official blog. But.butbutbut.. I NEED HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have a giant Clothes folder. I’ve tried to organize with categories that make sense to me, like this:

Clothes

> Accessories

> Designers

> Random Designers

> Japanese Designers

> Random Japanese Designers

> Lolita

> Bikinis

> Lingerie

Those with their own category are because I have hundreds if not thousands of different labels all thrown in there.

My inventory is a hopeless black hole.. right now I have several hundred folders that are not filed. But since the grid is borked and I can’t tp anywhere! Guess what time it is…….. INVY MANAGEMENT TIME! *sulks*

10 Comments

  1. Nissa Nightfire

    I SO need some ideas for this as well! I set up folders one way when I first started, then I’ve gradually added folders that seemed to make sense — some by designer, some by look or role. My biggest folder is “unsorted”. I usually just resort to searching. I’m a librarian by trade, and have considered cataloging things with more descriptive keywords so search might actually be useful (nerdy overkill?? maybe…)… I’d love to hear how others are organizing things — especially if you use your inventory for some sort of specific work — blogging, photography, modeling, designing, etc., — or play–role-playing, traveling, socializing.

  2. Ann

    I organize mine by category, sub-category, color, and designer. For example:
    Tops > Camisoles & Tanks > Black > Celestial Studios
    Outfits > Skirt > Blue > PixelDolls
    I also do use an ‘Other’ folder for items which fall outside of any of my usual selections, especially designers which I only have one item from in that category, or colors which fall outside of my general favorites.
    Bottoms > Pants > Red > Other
    Hope that helps. πŸ™‚

  3. TearSong Vaughan

    I hear ya :s The last couple of weeks I’ve been telling myself I really should clean up/manage my inv. I attempt to do that every once in a while but it always ends up messy again. But right now, I’m sorting…or trying to πŸ˜‰

  4. Cerrie Janus

    I am proud to say I can actually find stuffs in my inventory. I do mine something like:
    Accessories
    Hats
    Belts
    Jewelry
    Rings
    Bracelets
    Gold
    Silver
    Dresses
    Cocktail
    Everyday
    Black
    Red
    Pants
    Jeans
    Capris
    Dark wash
    Light wash
    Pants
    Shoes
    Black
    Brown
    White
    Heels
    Boots
    Sandals
    etc etc etc (tis justa sample Ihave alot of folders)
    Now I am not gonna say this happened overnight but once I decided what I wanted to do its easy to maintain. I can typically find what I am looking for pretty quick. Just my 2 cents. Everyone has a method that works for them.

  5. Meara D

    I feel your pain. My inventory is skyrocketing over 40k right now, and it’s such a mess. I think later I am going to have to go in and sort it out as well. Probably doesn’t help that I added the fatpack of Juicy pumps and am about to add the slingbacks to the chaos. (incidentally, THANK YOU for making an “everything” fatpack! :D)

  6. gogolita

    HOLY CRAP! Some of you are organized!!!!! LOL. I’m shameful by comparison. I actually have another scary folder called Building/Trees/Furniture — yep, all thrown in there of all things that makes a home in sl. Oh.. and let’s not begin to talk about Photos/Textures and Objects.. 3 folder which I would love to magically organize itself.

  7. AnnaZwiers

    This is how my inventory is sorted: http://annazwiers.blogspot.com/2008/01/inventory-done-hit-fan-yall.html
    I’ve also added a 12th folder to the main Clothing folder named “Fave Designers” > Designer Name > Sorted by color
    Not sure if it helps, but may the force be with you!

  8. Esme Milena

    Everyone gives me shit for how organized my inventory is so maybe this will be of some use to you. Inside each of the sub folders (ok, sometimes it’s more like sub sub sub sub sub folders) is a folder with the name of each store. And inside each of THOSE folders is a landmark and yet again another folder for each item. OCD at it’s finest.
    Clothing
    Accessories
    Bags
    Belts/Holsters
    Broochs
    Glasses
    Glasses
    Sunglasses
    Gloves
    Hair/Head
    Barettes/Clips
    Flowers
    Hats
    Headbands/Headscarves
    Ribbons/Bows
    Holiday Crap
    Christmas
    Easter
    New Years
    St. Pattys
    Etc.
    Jewelry
    Bracelets
    Earings
    Necklaces
    Rings
    Leggings/Tights/Socks
    Other Stuff
    Scarves
    Suspenders
    Clothes
    Dresses/Skirts
    Dresses
    Skirts
    Lingerie/Bathing Suits
    Bathing Suits
    Lingerie
    Misc.
    Undies/Boxers
    Other
    Costumes
    Made By Friends
    Pants/Shorts
    Capris
    Pants
    Shorts
    Tops
    Babydolls
    Camis & Tanks
    Graphic Tees
    Hoodies
    Jackets & Coats
    Long Sleeved
    Short Sleeved
    Sweaters
    Vests
    Footwear
    Boots
    Flats
    Other
    Pumps
    Sandels
    Slippers
    Sneakers

  9. Esme Milena

    Grr I didn’t realize that tab doesn’t work on here. >:l

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