If you are reading this blog, there's a good chance you are a Disney collector like me. Over the years, I've fallen into the trap of, do I have that item? Did I buy that one? How did I end up with two of these?
I've tried making photo albums, but those are not easy to carry around. I have found that using Google as a platform for logging my collection has been the best idea I've ever had!
Years ago, I had to move my entire collection into storage for some time. Being a nervous Nelly, I decided that I needed a log of every item I was putting into storage. I made a spread sheet of every item in each box. I also took a picture of each item.
Fast forward ten years later, I realized I could digitize those pictures and then converted my spreadsheet to a Google Sheet.
Now I can access my files in Google Drive. Here is a look at my collection file:
My Google Sheet has lots of room for improvement, but here's a peak:
The best benefit is that I can share these among all my Google accounts and can pull up my file no matter where I am (especially handy when at a collectible show sale). I have also been able to share the file with others as I need to. A great benefit when loved ones see something on eBay they want to get me.
Every few months I take some time to photograph new items, upload them to the correct folders, and make sure I have added details to the Google Sheet. As of a few weeks ago, I have logged 2,149 items, so that's not too shabby!