And you really don’t need all those system layers either

This is an addendum to my previous post.

Before mesh, there were system layers. And like with attachment points, we often got identical items on different layers. Shirts on both underwear (tucked) and upper wear (untucked) and jacket layer, for example.

Most of the older sets are candidate for removal from your inventory. If you want to keep an item in however (I keep some), at least get rid of the extra layers. You can box them for example. I keep only the most relevant and complete layer of an item, like the jacket layer of a top.

While I have my inventory quite under control, I’ve noticed in the past two days that this is an area where I can still gain a massive inventory profit. One of the sets I tossed out contained 80 (80!) system layers in total.

Inventory count now: well below 18k and still going down!

Toss out items with different attachment points

If you’re “old” like me (ugh, eighth rezday in two days), you’ve likely experienced a time where the attachment points you used actually mattered. In those days, you could wear one item per attachment point and that was it, no “add”.

Many creators were nice enough to bless us with multiple identical versions of their product, for different points. Most famously: necklaces came in chest and spine versions.

We don’t need those different versions anymore. So try to find them and delete them. I’m backing up every set I have, and then delete what I don’t need. So when it comes to necklaces: chest in, spine out. Easy win!

Distinguish face and body tattoos in your inventory

This simple technique I’ve just “developed” (it’s really nothing, just can’t find the right word) because I’m lost in my ever-growing folder of tattoos by White Widow.

The above mentioned store has both face and body tattoos and sets contain either one of both. Since I can’t really distinguish them by name, I’ve decided to simply tag the folders in a similar way to how I tag appliers.

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Nail appliers

Undoubtedly the fastest growing collection in my inventory: SLink nail polish appliers. Lots of Flair, Orc Inc. and Shakeup! with a bit of Alyce, Blacklace Beauty and the phenomenal basic nails from League. Just trying to stay away from A.S.S. (and the rest of the Marketplace) since they have lots of cute stuff too!

I actually have some sorting criteria for the Flair polishes, since they really allow for this. I wouldn’t be me if I wouldn’t share them with you. Of course, the categories work for other stores as well:

  • Abstract
  • Abstract (plain)
  • Animal
  • Edged (bottom)
  • Edged (top)
  • Floral, Glitter
  • French (decorated)
  • French (plain)
  • Gradient
  • Lace, Lingerie
  • Line (horizontal)
  • Others
  • Plain
  • Seasonal

Ladies (and lads), which store do you prefer for nail polish appliers?

Applier sorting galore!

The other day, Siddean Munro from SLink dropped a bomb on Plurk when she announced an applier-only shopping district. I’m pretty sure that when you’re interested in this article, you have appliers in your inventory as well!

The other day I figured out I wanted to know which sets in my inventory come with appliers and for which body parts (or implants, as some call them). I already made this trick part of my sorting guidelines, but in the light of Siddean’s announcement I want to highlight it here.

I’ve started using special suffixes (tags) for body parts, which I append to the folder name of a product. I separate the product name and the tags using three spaces to clearly separate them from the name. I also surround each tag with braces to make them even easier to distinguish. Multiple tags are not separated by spaces.

Below are some tags you could use, I’ll assume you know what to use each tag for:

  • {Gos}
  • {Lolas}
  • {Phat Azz}
  • {Slink}

These tags shine when using the inventory search function as they prevent you from having to sift through folders looking for applier-enabled products.

One example is from a recent TGIF release from Blacklace, where Mariska Dufour went on the applier train and delivered four appliers in total (thanks for that, by the way). The end result:

Camillia (White & Pink)   {Gos}{Lolas}{Phat Azz}{Slink}

There it is. I hope this trick helps you sort your appliers. I’ll see you girls at the stampede once Siddean opens up the shopping district!