I am inventorying my stash, fabric and yarn. It is all getting stored in labeled bins, more or less by type, and I am writing down each item that goes into a bin. Since the notepad in question was 1) getting trashed, 2) constantly disappearing, as I kept using it in different places, and 3) not searchable, I typed it all into a spreadsheet.
You would think this was straightforward. Nope. Spreadsheets hate me. Way back when, I could work spreadsheets and bend them to my will just fine. Not any more. But, I have a Champion! He came to my rescue, and beat that spreadsheet into submission.
The final score was:
Abe (aka Champion): 3
I got .5 for figuring out (by accident...lucky shot!) that dragging a static filled field bigger meant you didn't have to paste the label in them all of them, it just happened.
Now, my yarn spreadsheet is labeled by weight/type of yarn, box letter, number of skeins, and name of yarn. I may go back and add in ball weight and yardages.
I need to fix the fabric spread sheet to reflect the box name and fabric content more elegantly, but the info is all there.
Now, I can search, I can even sort by weight. If I go back and break it out, I could sort by fiber, but I can search by it, already.
Now....I just need to remember to delete the yarn from the spreadsheet when I take it out of the box!