I haven’t been posting as much this past week as I usually do, and that will probably continue until the end of August. I own a store called Sleepygirl’s Furniture & Books and we have decided to close it. I sell books online and we’re currently in the process of pulling those and taking them home so I can work from there. I have another 10,000 books in the store that aren’t online and I’m going to try to sell as many of those as possible before the store is closed. Then, of course, there is the usual task of moving everything else, including thousands of egg cartons that we sell on Ebay.
I have committed to posting reviews and will definitely post them when they are due. As for the other, what I call “fun stuff,” there will be less of that for a while.
My husband has a store in Baxter Springs, Kansas, which is about 15 miles from my store in Joplin, Missouri. We’re going to keep it and, hopefully, have more time to do things other than work. Two stores are just too time consuming for 2 people to run. I am so excited that we’ve decided to make this move!
FYI: when they say the most important thing for a business is location, location, location..believe them! We moved here after the tornado in May 2011 and did very well for the first couple of years because people were desperate for furniture. The past couple of years, though, we are often forgotten because we’re off the beaten path. I’ve had so many people say, “I love your store but I forget you’re here!”
I’m looking forward to when things settle down and I can focus more energy on my blogs and other online ventures.
Dawn (aka Sleepygirl2)