Before beginning the tedious process of packing and storing your toys,
The reasons are simple, really. By keeping a log of your toys you will always
There are many ways to construct a list of your collection
Here is how I constructed my spreadsheet using Claris Works 2.0 (o.k. so the image is a little blurry, but you get the idea):
1. I set up the page using five columns with a header for each column consisting of:
2. Then, under the "Description" label, I made a header (in red) for the general toy line and a subhead (in bold) for the assortments and accessories which fall under that particular toy line. I found it most helpful to also include the date when the toy was issued in these subheads.
3. Next, I typed in the information accordingly and sorted it alphabetically.
4. At the bottom of the page, I set up a running total under the "Price Paid" column (so I knew where all of my money went for the year) and under the "Value" column (so I'd feel better knowing what my collection was potentially worth... yeah, right).
To obtain a registered copy of Michael's creation, visit the A.T.O.M. (Action Toy Organization of Michigan) web site by CLICKING HERE and then click on the Software button when you get there.
As always, I'm open to any intuitive and resourceful ideas. If one happens to pop into your