In Zombies, Run! as you run you collect various items. At the end of your run you can use those items to upgrade a number of different areas of your base: the Hospital, Comms, Housing, Armory, Food, or Recreation.
I've noticed that any non-story-specific item you collect can be applied to any area of the base. But certain items seem to be more effective than others. E.g., a medkit will level up the hospital more than a mobile phone does, but the mobile phone will level up your Comms much more than a medkit. Makes sense.
But other items are not so obvious - does a shirt go to Housing? Recreation? What about a box of light bulbs?
How can I tell what items are most effective in which areas of the base?