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#1 Bolens 1000 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 05:57 PM

Well, for the past 5 years or so when I got a Bolens part I would just place it on a shelf or in a box. The parts inventory has been accumulating pretty steady over the last few years or so and now its like oh crap... where did I put that part! LOL. Yesterday I found some parts I forgot I had and also a whole S-8D Wisconsin engine all in pieces that I forgot about :wallbanging:


So now I've been slowly going through stuff and writing its part number down and quantity. Then I'm putting it on a spread sheet on the computer so all I have to do is type in the part # and see if I have it.





So my question is what do you do to stay organized ? Or am I the only person here who is disorganized? :D

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 06:12 PM

I don't. But you have a great idea! Now maybe you would want to go even further and put locations on your spreadsheet.
Maybe number the shelves vertically, Letters Horizontally, and then number for locations front to back.

Example 3-b-5 would be shelf 3, location B and 5th item back.
I used a simular system when I worked Maintenece in the factory and was the parts man.

If I ever get organized I'll have to take my own advice.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 06:18 PM

Nope, Brian, you're not the only one disorganized. I always tell people I have "organized disorganization!"

Since you found pieces for a whole S-8D you forgot about, maybe you should keep looking. Who knows... there could be a tractor, that you've been dreaming to own, lurking in the shadows somewhere!!! :smilewink:

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 06:21 PM

Brian , I have stuff in my shop, that I know it's here, I just don't know where, LOL I want to get organized, but need to be kick started to do it, I guess

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 06:28 PM

I feel better now that I know I'm not the only one LOl :D


Good ideas Guys

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 06:31 PM

I get it, put it on the work bench, sure to get to it anytime really soon. I find it months later, in the back of the pile. I should organize too.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 07:14 PM

We need to organize a little better. A few months back I did straighten up the garage a bit and found where some of our things were hiding. One of these days we may have everything in it's place.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 07:58 PM

Organized? I think that must be some sort of dream around here. Ask the other Brian, from Texas. I'm trying to find a box of parts for him that I know is here....somewhere!
While looking for that box, I have however stumbled onto some long forgotten goodies!:rofl2:

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 08:23 PM

Whoo, same here.
Been wanting to do that spread sheet with Part#/Description and location.
Still looking for stuff that here SOMEWHERE?????

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 08:27 PM

Organized? I think that must be some sort of dream around here. Ask the other Brian, from Texas. I'm trying to find a box of parts for him that I know is here....somewhere!
While looking for that box, I have however stumbled onto some long forgotten goodies!:rofl2:


:bigrofl::laughingteeth::laughingteeth::laughingteeth::bigrofl:Daniel, I know you will find them some day..

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 08:43 PM

Organized? I think that must be some sort of dream around here. Ask the other Brian, from Texas. I'm trying to find a box of parts for him that I know is here....somewhere!
While looking for that box, I have however stumbled onto some long forgotten goodies!:rofl2:


:bigrofl::bigrofl:

I know what you mean sometimes i have hard enough time finding the keys to get in the shop.

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 09:06 PM

Right, I wish I had parts to organize. Either I use em or they are junk. So I guess my parts are pretty organized, the good ones are on my tractors and the bad ones are in the trash.:toilethead:

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Posted February 26, 2011 - 09:17 PM

One of my goals for the year is to get a little more organized. I then promptly broke my first rule of not dragging more junk home. My employer was throwing out about 15yrs of NOS electronic stuff. Semiconductors, some fuses, pots, tantalum caps, etc... unfortunately they didn't come with any organization. Boxes & boxes & boxes. They are all stacked up in my little shed, waiting for a good sorting.

So, Brian... organization? :bigrofl: :laughingteeth: :bigrofl: :laughingteeth: :bigrofl: :laughingteeth: :bigrofl: :laughingteeth:

Not around here!

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 05:13 PM

Ive been organizing a lil myself, I use one of the spare bedroom downstairs ! I've got 2 tractors down there! haha all the parts are sandblasted or wire wheeled,cleaned,painted and boxed up. But even I'm not very good about keeping all the parts organized,u know how that goeds

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Posted February 27, 2011 - 05:19 PM

What is this word "organized" and how does it effect me? lol

No seriously, I don't have good organization, I have everything in a place, and always the wrong place!! lol




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