I'm not sure if this is the best place to put this question, so if there is a better place, would the Moderators please move it?
I know that many of the folks that collect and/or acquire militaria sometimes lose track of their pieces. I know that I occasionally find something that I didn't know I had when I've gone through some boxes I haven't looked at in a while. There is also the question of insurance and the queries of my significant other as to how much stuff I have and how much is it worth. At this point my tracking consist of writing on the top lid of the box everything that's in it, and a spreadsheet that list my milsurp firearms with info on when bought/cost of acquisition/etc. There are still many items that aren't tracked, like my helmets, field jackets, and items that don't fit in a box.
Has anyone tried using bar coded tags attached to their items and linked to a spreadsheet or other software which explains what it is and what it's worth?
If so, could they relate their experience, what scanner/software was used, etc., and also provide some insight as to whether this is a worthwhile endeavor or a huge waste of time.