What it DoesMyInventory enables you to organize and track your belongings.
How it WorksJust log into myInventory and add those belongings you want to track and where you keep them. Your data is stored on a cloud server and is accessible anywhere you can connect to the internet.
MyInventory has three main components that help you organize and track your belongings:
LocationsLocations are where you store your belongings. A location can be anything from a box in your closet, to your living room, to your whole house. A location can contain items and child locations. You can move child locations from one location to another.
The diagram below shows an example of how locations and items relate to each other. It shows a location called "garage" with two child locations, "shelf" and "box." Several items are in the garage, one lawn mower, one snow blower, and four snow tires. The shelf contains three paint cans and five brushes. The box contains six Christmas lights and twelve decorations.
If you where to view the garage location it would list all the items directly in the garage and all in any child location, as the screen shot below shows:
You could move the box from the garage to another location, like your living room. The items inside the box would then be moved as well to the new location. Technically you could also move the garage to another location like the living room and all items and child locations inside the garage would move. The only restriction is that you cannot move a location inside its self (you can't move the garage to a box inside the garage.)
You can use a bar code system to identify locations like boxes for easy access. To read more about using bar codes with myInventory Click Here.
CategoriesCategories help you to describe your items by grouping them with other similar items. You do not need to use categories if you don't want. If you choose to use categories, you can define them at any time. However, it may be easier to define some categories before you enter any items, rather than going back later and setting existing items to new categories. Categories can have child categories.
EX: Categories could be like furniture, books, electronics or clothes. Child categories of clothes could be winter and summer.
If you want to see everything from a certain category you can view that category and it will show you every item that is assigned that category.
ItemsItems are the most important part of the system, they describe your belongings. Item names can vary from as vague or as descriptive as you want. Items can have quantity at multiple locations. Example you can have a chair in the living room and four more in the kitchen and another in the basement. You can assign bar codes to items for easy lookups. To read more about using bar codes with myInventory Click Here.
EX: You could have a very general item called "chairs" and use it for every chair you own, or you could have several types of chairs like "folding chair", "rocking chair", and "recliner." Either way you can have quantity at multiple locations. You could have six chairs in the dining room, two in the living room and five in the basement.