My Shop in a Box

I thought I’d give you all a secret peek at my Etsy shop. You may think you have seen it, but in reality it all lives in I gigantic shoe box in my craft room. This is such an easy craft and well worth it. I keeps your things safe, dry, free from things like dust, smells, and every other nasty that they might possibly be compromised by. Secondly, it gives you such a clear idea of what you have in stock and what you’re missing. I’m a big believer that if you have a tidy workspace, you have a tidy work mind and a much better idea of what is going on and what you need to do in the future. This is essential when you’re trying to run a business.

So what do you think? Would you like one? To make mine I took ten minutes out and a large shoe box like the ones you get boots in. These are perfect because they are very wide and shallow. You don’t want a box too deep otherwise it might  be hard to see your creations. If you only have a deeper box, I’d advise to put in a shelf. So double this tutorial and put in two levels of partitions. Kind of like a box of chocolates where you get two levels.

Then take some card and cut it to the height of your box. Then mark out the length of you box. Cut your card about two inches longer each side of your markings. Score along one side of you markings. Turn your card over and score again where the other marking was. This should create at ‘S’ shape partition.

Repeat this as many time as you need. Start arranging your things to see how you want to layout your shop in a box. You can even add mini partitions to break up the long lengths like I did. Just hold partitions in place using masking tape because it is perfect for moving as your stock changes.

Speaking of stock changes, new goodies have arrived in the shop. Woop woop! Take a peek…


1 Response to “My Shop in a Box”

  1. 1 Courtney February 28, 2011 at 12:42 am

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I will have to keep this in mind for the future!

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