Tuesday, 26 February 2008

To do list...what we're working on at the moment...

Do you find you never stop thinking about how to improve things?

I think about improving processes constantly - how to save more, how to get the most out of the supermarket without being ripped off, what day to best buy petrol on etc etc...everything in life seems to be turning into a strategy. If I drive on cruise will it give me more petrol for my dollar, if we use flannels instead of wipes how much will we save, if I took photos on just one day a week would that make me upload fabrics faster etc etc....ARGH...all too much and a definite sign of an overworked brain.

Having said all of that - these are the 'thoughts' I am currently working on and strategising...perhaps to keep the dementia away!

1. VIP club for our buyers. We are not fans of sales as we feel it just cheapens the fabrics and, unless you're on our mailing list, you'll miss out of a 24 hour sale etc etc. So at the moment I'm thinking about a six or 12 month VIP club membership for either/both Etsy and the website...I think I'll offer different subscriptions for different prices...keeping in mind they're good savings for buyers who regularly shop with us...

2. Reducing the number of fabrics we have here - without a word of a lie I think we have more than 3500 prints of vintage fabric. So we're putting some half yards up on our Etsy store with some crazy prices to give us some more room...and a tear to see some of our favourites go!

3. When to start overhauling the front of our home. I'm going with a modern pebble look with bright red high grass (yes, believe it or not) - but I'm debatin whether to just paint the house bricks, render them...what colourway etc etc...then do I get the carport done at the same time and our front entertaining courtyard done at the same time...etc etc

4. We're overhauling the website - taking down sold out fabrics, putting in a daily information area so we can quickly pop in the latest information/day to day activities, thinking of where to put the VIP information etc etc...and then when to find the time to pop up new stock????????????

5. What's better - a ute or a family car? We already have a family car and want a versatile second one for days when we're both out on the go...ute or family car??

6. Do we go back onto Ebay or has that site busted? We have a look every now and then but the prices there are sometimes ludicrous and there's lots of mass produced stuff...and if we do go back on there, when do we find the time to do this???????????

7. Public or private school? This is a hard one - public seems so good, but private seems like the quality. But instead of sending the eldest to a private school wouldn't it be better to keep that money and treat him to what life has to offer every year - short trips away, surfing lessons (for example) etc etc

8. When does life become easy?

9. When will days get longer and I get 28 hours instead of 24?

10. When will I find the time to stop being super woman and to just sit and do nothing?

Ugh...too much thinking!

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