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Organizing parts, cables and devices

I work in a medium sized company doing general IT work for them. A lot of my work involves working with a wide variety of hardware, from Micros POS terminals, to self serve kiosks, and office workstations. As a result, we have a ton of various parts lying around, with very little organization. We've got entire shelves full of Epson thermal receipt printers, but nobody knows which ones work, and which ones do not. We are always scrambling trying to find specific cables, and not being able to find the kind we need. Overall, the organization here is a mess, and I've been tasked to fix that.

 

As I was watching the moving Vlogs for LTT, I saw that they have a similar situation, with lots of different parts of different shapes and sizes stored all over their new warehouse. I remember in the earlier videos they mentioned how they were inventorying everything they have in a spreadsheet in google docs.

 

In my personal life, I'm not a very organized person, and it works because I really don't have that much stuff, so I can keep track of it all in my head. But here at work, there is way more stuff to keep track of, and more people that need to know where everything is.  If any of the LTT staff are reading this, could you possibly share the details of how your new office organization is set up? Specifically, I would like to see how your spreadsheet is set up, how you handle signing out parts, and what bins and shelves you are using to store all of the parts.

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This is what I do.

 

1 box for power cables.

1 box for USB cables.

1 box for misc cables.

 

And any cables used alot I keep in another box.

 

Done.

 

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I don't know about the rest of the hardware, maybe component/manufacturer specific shelves? Anyways, for the cables, hang them on some hooks

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