Friday, March 09, 2007

I love organizing. And I love Excel.

I am sure you all remember way back in December when I had the WAY brilliant idea (that was sarcasm) of organizing my yarn stash. I went so far as to do a Word document of quantities, colors, yardages, gauge, etc. Well, the lightbulb went off while sitting at work today. Why did I not do this in Excel?? I have spent the last two hours transferring all the info over and let me tell you something. I love lists. :)) And Excel makes the perfect list! It is much easier to add in a new yarn (of which I have acquired many in the last week... but that's a post for another day), cross out yarns used for projects, and change quantities. I even have a different page for projects that have large quantities of yarns (like my blankets) and for those yarns that I have multiple colors like Wool of the Andes and WoolEase. You may not care much about me and my organizing but it greatly satisfies my slight OCD tendencies. I actually am very glad to have done this organizing. It has been much easier to plan for upcoming projects. So, if you decide to take on organizing your stash, I highly recommend using a spreadsheet program, Yarndex, and any other website that will help with your organizing.

6 comments:

Suzanne said...

I'm not nearly as organized as you are, but I'm way impressed.

Gotta love Excel.

chauntel said...

That is very motivating! I still haven't finished my inventory & now there is so much more to add. That is one magical spreadsheet!

Kalah said...

Slightly OCD?

Marin said...

I can't believe you lost such a lovely list! My stash isn't large enough to warrant a spread sheet, well my yarn stash anyway. I hope you were able to recreate it!

Marieke said...

Ooohh, I like it! Excel is awesome.

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