Several recent threads regarding how you store your gear at home has motivated me to get better organized... so I laid out all my gear in one place:

...then I weighed each item (that might end up in my pack) and created this spreadsheet which will serve as an inventory list, trip checklist, meal planner, and weight accumulator.

This is just a simple Excel spreadsheet... I'll be glad to email it to anyone interested in adapting it for their use (or improving it).

Finally, I bought several of these gear totes and will now organize the gear in each tote by category - then store everything in one closet.

My stuff has been scattered all over (garage, bedroom, closet, truck, etc.) - thrilled to get it all organized and in one spot - and this checklist will be a great trip planner tool. Thanks for the motivation... Good Stuff.