Nothing like a little "spring cleaning" to get to feeling like you are ready to tackle the week. Since returning from camp I've kinda been in catch up mode and I felt like I really needed to clean and organize the office in order to be more productive. So I got to work at 6 AM this morning and cleaned for about 3.5 hours. I'm very happy with the results and I think I can start to make progress on my projects.
Vintage Scouting Memorabilia On eBay
One of my goals was to make one space solely for scanning collections. I've got boxes and boxes lined up now ready to get listed. Step 1 is getting them organized. But once that's done step 2 is getting them scanned (or photographed). This table has my big scanner and should help me make process patches faster.
Filling Best Hobby Pages orders is another priority in the office space. This shelf and table system has everything I need to pull and ship order from the website. These are the great wooden boxes that Chris Jensen helped me get built.
I have a 2nd work station in the office since often times I'm here at the same time as my employee. So if she is shipping out orders I can be working from this table without missing a beat. Right now I'm actually on the hunt for a 2nd part time employee because I'm so backed up getting listings up. I'm trying to work my contacts in Charlotte to find someone via personal recommendation rather than a job posting on a website. So if you know anybody send them my way.
Yesterday I met with the other leaders in my Webelos patrol to plan out the program for the rest of 2019. My daughter's troop is in the midst of elections so they haven't planned anything beyond the October camporee. Once I know what my Scouting commitments are then I can start trying to get some TORs on the family calendar too.
I have a lot of shipping to get done today. I discovered a new trick on eBay that was a home run over the weekend and I got to work this morning with over 100 orders waiting to be shipped. Now that's a good problem!
Keep Calm And Scout On,
Jason Spangler Hot Finds Newsletter
In Charlotte, North Carolina I have an antique mall booth that is filled with nothing but Scouting stuff. I call this location my clearance center because I've marked down everything to move. A lot of what you will find there are items that are too bulky to easily ship from an Internet store. The booth is located in The Sleepy Poet which is a well established antique mall on South Blvd in Charlotte. The mall is open 7-days/week year round. So the next time you are in the area come check it out.