How do you (or do you?) keep records of your studio or shop inventory? I have avoided doing anything about this for years and now I'm thinking if I even want to consider starting to sell items I make, I probably need to have some sort of inventory. Also, it would probably be wise for insurance purposes.
I've started off recording the beads I have and if you look at my studio you will know that is a huge part of my studio. The majority I have no idea what I paid, when I bought them, or even the value of some. Some are old jewelry pieces that have been dismantled and separated.
After recording the first six small shelves, I am going back and numbering the jars and tubes with my sharpie to coincide with the list. I've also numbered my shelves and separated the list by shelves. Will this work as I move forward? Am I wasting my time?
Seriously, what do you all do? I know many of you do beading, scrapbooking and other things that have a million small pieces incorporated. I can't say I have seen much help on any of this tax/record keeping business end of things. Many of you have Etsy or other online shops, craft booths, and do craft shows. What is your system? How did you do it when you started out?
I would love to hear from anyone with ideas, suggestions or resources to share. I know there are some of you with great ideas and some wondering the same thing.