Inventory is one of those jobs that no one enjoys. However, something great can happen when you relax and dive into it. You get to see beads that you forgot that you had and all of a sudden you get inspired to make something new.
I organize my beads by color because that is the easiest way for me to design something new. Sometimes lost in one of my 45 boxes of beads is a few of something left over that might just be enough to go with something else from an entirely different box. I have a few favorites that I work with a lot but occasionally I run across something left over from another project that was long forgotten.
If for no other reason then discovering what is hiding in the depths of all your beads, inventory will certainly uncover some long lost treasures. And if you are like me and have to do it for accounting purposes well then don't loss heart because you never know what you will see next.