July 20, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger

An Effective Index Doesn’t Need to Be Fancy

PROBLEM: I know that I would use the tools in my toolbox more if I easily knew what was in the box.I don’t make an index with the contents of the box because I think it will take too much time.

SOLUTION: An index doesn’t need to be fancy in order to be effective. The index can be as simple as a handwritten list that has been written on a ripped piece
of paper.

April 15, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger

Index for Boxes

PROBLEM: I have some things stored in boxes in my garage. I have other things stored in places in my house. Sometimes I look for something that I know I have but I can’t remember where I put it.

SOLUTION: Make an index for your things. Write down the contents of your boxes, bags, or baskets and their location. Store your indexes together and in a central location so you can easily access them.

HINT: If it feels overwhelming to go back and make an index for the things you already have stored, just start with the things that you are currently putting into storage. As you look through old boxes you can always add them to the index.