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:
> Random Designers
> Japanese Designers
> Random Japanese Designers
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*
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.
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. 🙂
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 😉
I am proud to say I can actually find stuffs in my inventory. I do mine something like:
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.
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)
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.
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!
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.
Made By Friends
Camis & Tanks
Jackets & Coats
Grr I didn’t realize that tab doesn’t work on here. >:l