When I was researching art software to purchase to keep track of my inventory, my husband reminded me that I could use Excel to create an inventory.
I use all word, excel, access, PowerPoint for my day job and never thought of using if for my art.
So I sat down at Excel and in 30 minutes had my inventory up and running. The hardest part is to just keep it up. But I found it to work well and also to work well for my graphic design business and also to inventory all the valuables in my house (even though I did videotape my house)
So I made a video and since I am an advance user in excel, I may have worked too fast for some. Please email me with any questions and I can help you or send you a starter template for this.