Introduction Why this guideFirst I would like to explain that I had this done for myself because I like to organize my inventory so that I can open it and easily go to where all my skins for a weapon are, and of course, the presentation is awesome for visitors.
I figured, if I already have all of this done to myself and I find it useful, maybe someone else will find it useful as well, so I posted it.
I know it's useless, no need to comment that again :)
In this guide I'll explain the inventory organization as well as the reasons for it to be like so.
Obviously, we're talking about personal preference, so you may have a different opinion.
Just do what you feel is the best way of doing stuff.
I'm just sharing my own perspective on the subject.
Play skins vs Trading skinsThis guide has been made and thought for collectors and average players with their play skins.
The trading items are supposed to be separated from your play skins and occupy the very first pages of your inventory, so don't go and add all your repeated keys on the section of keys, that section is solely for those who want to collect a key of each case.
Regarding your trading inventory, even if you get loads of movement in it, it's always pleasant to have your trading inventory ordered, at the very least, by weapon.
It depends on your patience but this guide can be fully applied to your trading inventory as well.
In my case, I simplify it by removing the color-coding, but I always reorder my trading inventory when I re-order my play skins.
Reasons why I order it like thisThe inventory organization shown here follows the best logic I could find for the items.
The general items are ordered from least used/relevant to most used.
Medals can't be moved, same as genuine pins, so they go to the end of the inventory.
Pins soon follow due to them being the same type of item, then we move onto Passes, which hold pure collectible status and can't be used (unless you don't yet have the respective operation medal).
Gift Packages are rarely used, then we have all containers in a least to most used order (kinda), followed by tools that use the same logic, ending with weapon skins, which is what most people want to see from your inventory.
Trading items and keys appear in the very first pages of your inventory as these are constantly changing.
Within each categories I've tried to use as most logic as I could.
Read my suggestions and do as you feel is best.
Last update: Danger Zone Introduction.
Basics You must first understand my language so you can comprehend the guide The first page of your inventory is, as expected, the page with the number 1 (The one that loads when you open your inventory page).
When I say "Item X then/before/> Item Y" it means that item X is the oldest item (E.
in the second page) and item Y is the newest item (E.
in the first page).
The reverse will read "Item Y is newer/after than Item X".
The oldest item is the one further in your inventory, which, in a organized inventory, should be a medal.
LimitationsInventory organizing is limited to what can be traded or sold in steam market, which means things like Service Medals and Pickems can't be organized.
Then we have the vanilla weapons and the bomb, which can be organized by applying either a sticker or a nametag to them.
This, of course, costs money and isn't a viable option if you keep buying new items and re-doing your inventory organization.
Ordering tactics There are three ways you can re-order your inventory1) Listing on Steam Market for much higher than it's price
2) Applying the cheapest sticker on market OR a nametag
3) Trading it all to a alt-account then trading back
Option 1This is the best way of doing it.
Most items can be listed for just a bit more than market and you won't risk losing them.
Then you can just remove the listings by order and it's done!
Note that this will remove all kills on your StatTrak skins! Read below
ALWAYS CONFIRM THE PRICES OF SKINS BEFORE CONFIRMING IN YOUR PHONE!If you wanna keep your StatTrak kills, you either get a dummy skin (cheapest on market) and use a ST Swap Tool (Use it, list on market, remove by order, use the ST Swap Tool to add back your kills.
I DON'T KNOW if this process returns skins to the first slot, so you should do it as soon as you de-list the skin to avoid manly-tears of frustration) OR you note down your kill count and then hop into a achievement idle server to farm your kills back to the original value.
Option 2This method is mostly used for over-market cap items.
Apply the cheapest sticker and your item will go to the first slot in your inventory.
Scrapping one does the same.
Removing/naming a item does it to.
Use a nametag for items with 4 or 5 stickers applied.
Option 3This method is terrible as you will have to wait 7 days to get your items back and you can't trade them with others for 7/14 days.
It also takes loads of time to send items by order.
You must send separate trade offers to order items.
Say you have ABCD12543EF and you want to order it to ABCDEF12345, you'll need to send a offer with 5, another with 4, another with 3, one with 12, another with EF and a final one with ABCD, then accept them in this order to achieve ABCDEF12345.
You are also capped at 5 tradeoffers active for the same player, so you make 5 offers, go accept them, make other 5.
It's tedious, and if you get one offer wrong and you can't use one of the two options above to fix the mistake.
you'll need to wait 14 days to fix it!
Check my inventory for a visual example of a organized inventoryClick here to see my inventory
General ordering logicGeneral items: Chronologically -> Rarity -> Alphabetically
Skins: Loadout -> Black (Older) to White (Newer) then follow color spectrum, starting at Ultraviolet (Older) and ending in Red (Newer).
Use the image below as reference.
Items orderGeneral items (from oldest to newest): Medals > Genuine Pins > Vanilla skins/Bomb > Pins > Passes > Gift Packages > Grafitti Capsules > Music Kits Cases > Pins Capsules > Sticker Capsules > Souvenir Packages > Cases > StatTrak Swap Tool > Nametag > Keys > Stickers > Music Kits > SKINS > TRADING ITEMS
Skins (from oldest to newest): Glock > P2000 > USP-S > Dualies > P250 > Tec-9 > 5-7 > CZ-75 > Deagle > R8 > Nova > XM1014 > Sawed > MAG-7 > M249 > Negev > Mac-10 > MP9 > MP7 > MP5 > UMP-45 > P90 > Bizon > Galil > Famas > AK-47 > M4A4 > M4A1-S > Scout > SG 553 > Aug > AWP > G3SG1 > SCAR-20 > Gloves > Knives
Preferred weaponsYou can (and should) order the USP-S/P2000, CZ-75/Tec-9/5-7, Deagle/R8, MP7/5-SD and the M4A4/A1-S according to what weapon you use the most, this one being newer than the less-used counterpart, so you have a easier and quicker access to the skins of you preferred weapon ingame (when you order your inventory by date).
General items MedalsWe start our inventory with medals, and by medals I mean the service medals, pickems and X years service medals, all because we cannot re-order these, so they will always end up at the end of the inventory after we re-order the whole thing.
Genuine PinsThe only way one can order these is if they are all activated by order, else these are unmovable and will be randomly placed, just like medals.
If you are going to activate them, you should activate the Series 1 first, then Series 2, then Series 3.
Within the series, follow rarity and alphabetical order.
Follow this list to do so:
(Series 1) Train then Tactics then Nuke then Guardian then Victory then Militia then Italy then Mirage then Inferno then Guardian Elite then Dust 2 then
(Series 2) Phoenix then Guardian 2 then Bravo then Baggage then Overpass then Office then Cobblestone then Cache then Bloodhound then Valeria Phoenix then Chroma then
(Series 3) Welcome to the Clutch then Guardian 3 then Death Sentence then Canals then Wildfire then Inferno 2 then Easy Peasy then Hydra then Aces High then Howl and finally Brigadier General.
Vanilla skins/BombThis section shall exist here if you don't want to spend a nametag to re-order your vanilla skins or your bomb every time you re-order your inventory.
This section can follow the ordering shown for skins if you wish to order it once.
Bomb should after weapons.
If you are willing to re-spend on stickers and nametags, you can add them to the skins part as the oldest for their weapon.
PinsPins should be ordered by Series 1 first, then Series 2, then Series 3.
Within the series, follow rarity and alphabetical order.
Follow this list to do so:
(Series 1) Train then Tactics then Nuke then Guardian then Victory then Militia then Italy then Mirage then Inferno then Guardian Elite then Dust 2 then (Series 2) Phoenix then Guardian 2 then Bravo then Baggage then Overpass then Office then Cobblestone then Cache then Bloodhound then Valeria Phoenix then Chroma then (Series 3) Welcome to the Clutch then Guardian 3 then Death Sentence then Canals then Wildfire then Inferno 2 then Easy Peasy then Hydra then Aces High then Howl and finally Brigadier General.
PassesPasses should be ordered chronologically.
Payback then Bravo then Phoenix then Breakout then Vanguard then Bloodhound then Wildfire then Hydra.
Gift PackagesThese should be ordered by value as (generally) older items are usually the most expensive ones, specially in cases.
Gift Pallet then Audience Participation Parcel then Gift Package.
Graffiti CapsulesThese should be ordered chronologically and then alphabetically.
Right now we have this:
CSGO then Community then Perfect World.
Music Kits CasesThese should be ordered chronologically and then alphabetically.
As of 01/2019 there is only the StatTrak Radicals Box in this category.
Pins CapsulesThese should be ordered chronologically.
Series 1 then 2 then 3.
Sticker CapsulesRegular sticker and event sticker capsules should be separated solely for the purpose of easily identifying the regular capsules, else (in a big event sticker capsule collection), those would be lost among event capsules (And would look bad IMO).
As such, regular sticker capsules should be the oldest in the inventory, then event capsules.
Within these subdivisions we should follow a chronological order, followed by alphabetical order.
Within a Event, the oldest should be the Team Stickers (Legends then Challengers) then the Autographs Capsules.
Souvenir PackagesFollow a chronological ordering (so the oldest packages must be the oldest event) followed by alphabetical order.
Train then Overpass then Nuke then Mirage then Inferno then Dust 2 then Cobblestone then Cache.
CasesFollow a chronological ordering, followed by alphabetical ordering.
For the sake of presentation, one may choose to list CSGO Weapon Case 1 then 2 then 3 then Bravo then Esports 2013 then Winter then Summer before beginning to list the rest of the cases chronologically.
Decide what's best for you.
Better presentation: CSGO 1 > 2 > 3 > Bravo > Esports 2013 > Esp 2013 Winter > Esp 2014 Summer > Winter Offensive > Phoenix > Huntsman > Breakout > CONTINUE BELOW
Chronologically correct: CSGO 1 > Esports 2013 > Bravo > CSGO 2 > Winter Offensive > Esp 2013 Winter > CSGO 3 > Phoenix > Huntsman > Breakout > Esp 2014 Summer > CONTINUE BELOW
Continuation of above: Vanguard > Chroma 1 > Chroma 2 > Falchion > Shadow > Revolver > Wildfire > Chroma 3 > Gamma 1 > Gamma 2 > Gloves > Spectrum 1 > Hydra > Spectrum 2 > Clutch > Horizon > Danger Zone.
ToolsStatTrak Swap Tool then Nametags then Keys (Follow same ordering as found in Cases.
Sticker Capsule keys are after/older than regular keys, Capsule 1 then 2 then Community Capsule).
You are NOT SUPPOSED TO put all your keys here, just one of each case as a collection item.
Keys for trading or using should be in TRADING ITEMS section (the very first page of your inv basically).
StickersSticker collections should follow the same logic found in Sticker Capsules section.
So regular stickers and event stickers should be separated, with regular stickers as the oldest in the inventory, then event stickers.
Within these subdivisions we should follow a chronological order, followed by a rarity order (Normal then Holo then Foil) followed by alphabetical order.
Within a Event, the oldest should be the Team Stickers (Alphabetical order) then the Autographs Capsules (Alphabetical order).
Music KitsAlthough these came in waves (5 releases so far), nobody cares for chronological ordering of these (Also because it's hard to do so).
order these by name (Artist name > album name).
No distinction is made on StatTrak, if you have the same album in normal and StatTrak form, then StatTrak should be the newest in your inventory.
When it comes to skins we have a huge number of factors.
All will be explained here by steps.
Starting with the most basic, skins should be ordered by weapon, and the weapons should be ordered as they appear in the buy menu.
So Pistols > Heavy > SMG > Rifles > Gloves > Knives.
Within a weapon category we should order them as they appear in the buy menu, like so:
Glock > P2000 > USP-S > Dualies > P250 > Tec-9 > 5-7 > CZ-75 > Deagle > R8 > Nova > XM1014 > Sawed > MAG-7 > M249 > Negev > Mac-10 > MP9 > MP7 > MP5 > UMP-45 > P90 > Bizon > Galil > Famas > AK-47 > M4A4 > M4A1-S > Scout > SG 553 > Aug > AWP > G3SG1 > SCAR-20 > Gloves > Knives
NOTE: You can (and should) order the USP-S/P2000, CZ-75/Tec-9/5-7, Deagle/R8, MP7/5-SD and the M4A4/A1-S according to what weapon you use the most, this one being newer than the less-used counterpart, so you have a easier and quicker access to the skins of you preferred weapon ingame (when you order your inventory by date).
Exemplifying, say you use the Deagle much more than the R8, you should do R8 then Deagle instead of Deagle then R8.
Within each weapon, we should follow a color code, starting in black skins all the way to white (Black as the oldest), then following the color spectrum with Ultraviolet as the oldest and Red as the newest.
The skins pattern should be accounted for, so a blue gem Case Hardened should be ordered as a blue skin instead of it's gray icon in inventory.
On multi-colored skins, try using the most dominant color or the one which stands out the most.
For instances, I consider the Dualies Panther as Black and the Tec-9 Isaac as Red, even though these are both Black and Red in almost the same proportion.
Use the following image as color guide:
So what about StatTrak or Souvenirs? Ignore their special features and add them right into the mix just like a normal skin, though if you have them repeated (Say a normal and a souvenir/StatTrak), the special variant should be the newest).
Example: Galil VariCamo then Cerberus then Souvenir Cerberus then Chatterbox then StatTrak Chatterbox.
What about name weapons? Ignore the name and follow previous instructions, unless you have 2+ equal skins with name tags, in which case you should follow a alphabetical ordering between those skins while still following previous instructions.
Stickers? Depends on your collection.
Say you have a large Kato 14 collection, you can either try and highlight these skins by putting them all together at the beginning of your inventory, you can let these be the newest skin within their weapon so they are always the first appearing ingame or you can follow previous instructions and ignore the stickers, only caring for repeated skins (Say AK Redline 4x IBP and 4x Titan OR Same skin but Kato 14 and Kato 15) where you can color-code them or event/theme-code them.
This is the most subjective part of the guide, in which you should choose for yourself what looks and feels best for your inventory.
Souvenirs follow the same ideals, however, you should follow a chronological and then alphabetical ordering within the option you choose.
What about wear values? The worst the float is (READ EXCEPTION), the older it should be in your inventory (So BS then WW then FT then MW then FN).
EXCEPTION: Patina/Gunsmith skins.
Some skins vary wildly between FN and BS and you own both cause both look awesome? Then you should order these by their color and not their float.
So say you have FN and BS XM1014 Teclu Burner, the FN one is older than the BS because the FN is yellowish and the BS one is red.
Gloves should be before the knives because you put on gloves before picking up the knife (lol).
You should order these by style (between the different models), so whichever you like the most should be the newest, and then within the models, color-code them.
In case you want to follow a alphabetical ordering, here's the list:
Oldest is Sport > Specialist > Moto > Hydra > Hand Wraps > Driver > Bloodhound as the newest.
Knives? Style then color.
Obviously we have the debate over which should be first.
Honestly you should do as you feel looks best for you.
If you enjoy the Gut Knife over the M9 or Karambit, put the Gut as the newest in your inv, though you should always follow the color coding.
If you are still looking for my opinion, I think it should be oldest the Gut > Flip > Bayonet > M9 > Karambit > Huntsman > Butterfly > Falchion > Daggers > Bowie > Navaja > Ursus > Stiletto > Talon as the newest.
I followed chronological ordering and personal preference when multiple knives came out in the same day.
Trading material? Newest in your inventory (it's the thing that is changed the most).
You may try and follow a simplified ordering (weapons as in buy menu but no color-coding) just for the sakes of a better looks.
Trash Drop skinsMost drop skins are worthless.
You can quickly check in your inventory and see their value.
If they are worth more than 0.
03 cents then they will sell.
If they aren't, you can either put them up for a cent and hope they sell (which clogs your market page with trash, unless you do so in your second account) or you can throw them into a second account and after a few months, tradeup the whole thing into a skin that has enough value to sell in the market.
GraffitiMost graffiti are worth less than a cent.
Check their price and if you can, sell the on the market.
If not, it's rarely worth it to leave it in the market, so you can either make a dump of graffiti in your second account or you can eliminate them quickly ingame.
To do so, unbox the graffiti and then open up a map (casual), kick all bots, write in console mp_ignore_round_win_conditions 1 and host_timescale 10 and spray away all your charges by spamming your spray key.
CasesThese may be worthless now but they may pickup on value once a long time has passed, so in hopes of easy profit, stash them in a second account.
If they pickup value, good, if not, you may try and trade them for a key (Rates, at the time of writing, are 600 worthless cases for 1 key).
Now you know everything there is to know about reordering your inventory.
Follow my guidelines and shape them to your liking, and get yourself a easily readable inventory.
You can always use my inventory as a quick guide for skins.
Thanks for reading.
If you saw anything you don't agree with or any mistake I've made, please, comment below.
I'll always reply back to any suggestion and I'll appreciate the discussion.
You can also check out my other guidesList of all the skins that are affected by the Pattern:
List of all the skins that get darker or change color with wear:
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