Finally it's spring! That means sun, flowers and a lot of happy neopets, but also
Don't be scared, you know you have to do it, so why not start now? You might
know a bit about the basics, but it takes a lot more than that. You need to
know what to keep, throw away, donate. So here's a step-by-step guide for a
clean and lovely inventory!
Step 1: Throwing away, the basics
There are a few things that are easy to throw away, such as junk that you've
caught fishing or from the Money Tree, broken stuff and of course - old and
disgusting food. (If you're feeling generous, why not donate it your old stuff
to the Money Tree?) But I'm guessing that you have a lot more than that in your
inventory, so the things you absolutely have to keep are the following items:
bottled faeries, dubloons, paintbrushes, treasure maps and codestones.
* Observe! All of the junk you either have to throw away or donate. Do NOT
put them in your shop! First of all, no-one will buy it. And second of all,
it's not so nice to see a shop with buckets of sludge and an old rotten shoe
in it. Remember this! *
Step 2: Safety deposit box
Now that you have thrown away all the junk, it is time to see what is valuable.
The obvious things to put in your safety deposit box are bottled faeries, dubloons,
paintbrushes, treasure maps and codestones. But also put items from the Altador
plot in your SDB. You don't want them stolen by the Pant Devil! Oh, and if you
have a special item that means a lot to you, put it in the safety deposit box,
or maybe even your gallery!
Step 3: The Shop, what to do and not to do!
I've said it before, and I'm saying it again: No rotten stuff or sludge or
broken stuff or... well you get the idea, no junk! No-one will buy it anyway.
There are so many things that you can put in your shop, so I recommend that
you choose one kind of item, like books or food. You can even have different
areas in your shop! If you are a beginner I recommend you to read some of the
restocking guides that can be found all over Neopia. They are very helpful!
Step 4: Take a break
Yes, you have earned it! Sit back and relax, eat a omelette, play games or
do what you like the most. It's break time!
Step 5: The Gallery
If you have a gallery it might have a theme, like Illusen or Jhudora. Then
you probably won't have to add items.
If you have a gallery of any kind, you will probably already have all of your
favourite things there. So you really don't have to worry about your gallery
during the spring cleaning!
Step 6: Your Neohome
Have you bought some furniture, but didn't put them in your neohome? Well,
it's time to do that now! In with the bed, sofa, rug, window... I could go on
forever, but you get the picture! Now don't forget anything!
Step 7: Wardrobe
If you have a lot of clothes for your neopet, pay attention! It's time to face
it, you have to get rid of some clothes.
*If you haven't used it in one year - throw away!
*Got stains on it? - throw away!
*Too big or too small? - throw away!
These rules aren't made to be broken, so have no mercy when you're cleaning
And think style and comfort! Does my pet like this shirt? What's in this year?
(A little style tip: DOTS!) Is this my pet's style?
Step 8: Books, get smarter!
You probably have some unread books in your inventory. Well, don't hesitate
to read them! Now! Your neopet will absolutely love it, who doesn't like to
read? And if your pet already have read the book, put it in your shop. It will
definitely be bought in no time!
Step 9: What's left?
Now you won't have a lot of items left, and here's what should be in your inventory:
good toys, fresh (and yummy) food, grooming stuff, clothes (not too many, though!),
and maybe some other stuff that you just had to keep! Good job, but you can
still get rid of more! It is only spring cleaning once a year!
Step 10: Neomail and gifts
I know that you have kept a few stuff that's not allowed. You just had to,
I know! But now you have to neomail your friends and see if they want to buy
the items. Or why not give them away as a gift? Show your friends that you like
them! We all like to get a few gifts once in a while! Be nice now.
If you follow this step-by-step guide you'll have
a clean (or at least cleaner) inventory in no time! But first, a few things
to think of along the way:
- Breaks. You might have to take them more often than in the guide!
- Clothes. Be comfortably dressed while you're cleaning, okay?
- Quick stock. When you're putting old (and new) stuff in your shop, use the
'quick stock'-button. But you might already know that!
- Reward. You might need a bigger reward than a clean inventory, so why not
buy yourself a slushie to enjoy after the cleaning?
- Remember. Your inventory can be clean for a while, if you just put a little
effort in it! You don't have to have 50 items in your inventory all the time,
- Make this a habit. Spring clean your inventory every year!
When you are done cleaning, take that slushie and
go sit in among all of the flowers, and enjoy the sunny spring weather! You
know you've earned it, so go celebrate your clean inventory and - of course
- lovely spring!