By popular demand… Here is the tour of where all the magic happens! I’ve hesitated sharing this tour before for a few reasons:
1. it’s usually a mess
2. it is in my home, so stay away creepers!
3. I spend so much time in this room that it doesn’t seem that interesting to me–so I apologize if this is boring.
This room is actually the “formal living room” of our house. I love it because it’s a big space but I dislike it because there’s no door to close when I’m out of work mode.
Soooo many butt miles logged in that chair. On the wall behind me is a calendar that I made myself as a reminder of where I should be in the collection development schedule. We plan for future collections months in advance (up to Summer ’18 here!) and it’s great to have a reminder of where I’m supposed to be.
Below the collection development schedule hang two clipboards. One is my daily schedule that I try to stick by. Usually don’t. But if I had an ideal day, that’s what I would be accomplishing. The other clipboard is the blog post planning worksheet of the post I’m currently brainstorming. I’m a super visual person and need to jot EVERYTHING down on paper before it gets written. Even just to have bullet points of my thoughts makes all the difference.
The folders on the right are all business related: blog, newsletter, marketing, and future collection schedules.
This side of the studio is where we get ship done. If it looks cluttered… it’s because it is. So many things are required to ship BGD goodies and I like having everything within arms reach. I’ve talked before about how a “shipping station” is absolutely imperative to a small business that sells physical product.
I don’t have a warehouse that ships my goods, we handle everything 100% in house. Literally… in my house. 😉
File folders and daily motivation. These folders are everything pertaining to orders: pending, pick up, on hold, wholesale, backorders, and preorders. It’s not seamless, it’s a system that I’m still perfecting.
Ikea can thank us for giving them so much business. This shelf is home to photo taking and product storage. Photos are taken both in the light box and on top of the shelf because this area has the best indirect natural light. Notepads are stored along the top row, tees are stored in the built in drawers.
And now we have arrived at the shelf o’ awesome! It houses props, product, decor, AND supplies. I love having props super accessible for when I take product photos and they make me happy, so why not display them?
There you have it! #theBGDstudio tour. If you kept reading this long, you’re rad.
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