Organizing Quick Tip

Valerie's Booth Setup
Yesterday Valerie had a post about the show I assisted her with over the weekend.  Today I want to share with you a  few tips that helped Valerie streamline everything she needed for a successful show.

1) Prior to the show, set up your both at home. This way you will know exactly what to take with you and not over pack. It will also prevent making last minute decisions about set up and insuring you are fully prepared.

2) Take a picture of your set up so you can refer to it while setting up.  We took pictues with the phone so we had access to the photo easily.

3) For packing, use zip bags and small boxes to store like items. For example, Valerie has a shoe box size plastic box for her "office". The office box contains extra pens, receipt book, calculator, jewelry repair kit, business cards, stapler, tape, push pins, scissors, and baggies for purchased items.

Planning and preparing before the show will make the day of the show less stressful.

A big thank you to my sister Pam for all her helpful tips.  This was the first show that all I had were my tables and one box of supplies.  Being prepared was a big part to the success of the show.

Any other tips, that have made your craft shows successful?

Pam Moore - An aspiring organizer attempting to conquer one space at a time. As a professional coordinator, she sees the big picture, then breaks it down into details, to achieve end results. She uses these skill in organizing spaces by assessing clients needs and collaboratively finding solutions for functional spaces. You won't need an organizer, you can look forward to tips and tricks through out the year to organize your own space.
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  1. Wonderful tips. I love the idea of taking a photo at home so the table can be set up efficiently!

  2. Excellent tips. Keeping like items in the same place is one of those slap your forehead and wonder why I didn't think of that myself tips that seems so obvious when you hear it.

  3. These are really good tips, especially the "set up at home" part. I don't usually, because my art is on the large size, and I usually have a ten X ten space, but there are two shows coming up where I have just a six-foot table, and an hour to set up. It makes trying it out at home almost an imperative, now that you mention it!

  4. Great tips - thank you. Organzing is one of my weakest spots. There is always so much stuff and so little room...

  5. Great tips - geez I hate saying the same thing as everyone else, but you've written a great post about being organized at a craft show.


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