I'd be really interested in a thread where people explain their processes for handling parts, picking parts, etc. I have an Excel workbook as a "stock list" with all the different parts I have and their counts (if I update them properly...), an Excel workbook with the BOM for each pedal I'm going to build, and a Word doc template with a table for each part value. I use the stock list to update the pedal BOM, noting if I need to buy anything or not, color coding things, like green for "have in stock" and orange for "need to buy", then I enter the BOM into the Word template and print it. Printed Word doc goes into a Ziploc for the given pedal. Then I pick my parts (resistors in a trading card binder, caps in bags, etc.) and use 1/4" masking tape to tape each part to it's box on the Word template. Parts picking efficiently and part sorting/storage seem like they could be their own topics.
To me this seems much less tedious than the way @UtilityBeltFX
does it in the video, especially if you are an
enthusiast and build lots of pedals.
Point being, I'd love to see the way others handle these tasks, as we all have to do them, and simple/obvious stuff to us may be a revelation to others (Like how @UtilityBeltFX
does his pots!). For example, I considered using stock keeping software to track all my parts, sources, inventory, etc. Some even have automatic rebuying features when you're low on a part. It's just a lot of work to enter everything, but would be really neat to have.