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Sample Inventory Sheet

Updated on December 8, 2011

To create a sample inventory sheet (or inventory spreadsheets) for personal as well as business use in a short time, all you need to do would be to follow the simple steps here:

On the down side, it wouldn't be as pretty or colorful as if you had purchased a fanciful template or paid a company to do it. On the plus side however, it is free and you have it directly custom made for your own needs without frills.

The steps below are arranged in chronological order, and requires a spreadsheet processing program such as excel or documents, office is also fine for its needs. Since the steps uses common functions, most similar software should work well.

inventory sheet sample

inventory sheet sample
inventory sheet sample

Firstly, you would need to open up whatever program you have that can do spreadsheets and process them, this could be microsoft excel and its excel inventory sheets, or the free google documents


Proceed then to fill in the key items in the spreadsheet; that which you want in your customized sample inventory sheet such as, the day the item was brought to your storage facility or office and other possible similar examples...

inventory numbering shets

inventory numbered
inventory numbered

To do a quick numbering over the excel spreadsheet, first you need to fill up two to three cells with a pattern of numbers. Here our needs are simple and 1,2,3 will do. You can also use more complicated filling methods depending on what you need.

fill numbering

Fill Numbering
Fill Numbering

Taking the bottom right tab on the bottom of the earlier selection, drag it out all the way. This will result in the spreadsheet auto filling the numbers out for you.

Filling the blanks

inventory blanks
inventory blanks

You will then want to add the other segments, like quantity or quality, as well as item descriptions in where relevant. You can leave some space for inventory rates or stock details you have not thought of or can't recall yet.

last step

inventorylandscape
inventorylandscape

If you ever run out of space, you can also flip the spreadsheet over to a landscape mode so you have more columns. And there you have it you are pretty much done! If you don't have time, you could also have a virtual assistant or a real one to do it.

These days many things can be transferred online for someone else to do it for you in a place where the currency fetches far more a single dollar would for you in your own place!

After trying out all this methods, you can also easily turn it into a daily inventory spreadsheet for convenience and efficiency.

If you want to check out the google spreadsheet edition of this how to guide, I've a page on making sample inventory report through google docs which will have you making spreadsheets quickly. I also do happen to have a how to guide on creating sample expense reports. Would there be anything else that you would like to see and would make a helpful difference to your daily lives going about your own weekly activities?

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