Monday, September 10, 2012

The Grand Tour!

Okay! Here it is! The grand tour of my new storage building!

When I first walk in the door, there are 2 storage areas that would not be approved of by certain government agencies, so I have chosen not to show them here.  :-D

After those forbidden areas, we come to the hanging clothes. These racks were generously (and quite randomly!) given to me by my dear friend Lesley last summer. She saved our yard sale, just in the nick of time!

Believe it or not, these clothes are somewhat sorted. I'll be getting size rounders in the next couple weeks, so they'll be sorted more thoroughly then, but for now, this is good enough. Once I get caught up on my listing, I will get back to digging through the clothing racks at Goodwill, so I will need a better sorting system then anyway.
Hanging clothes

After the hanging clothes comes this mess. Everything you see here is unlisted inventory (except the saw - the baseboard trim isn't quite finished yet, so the saw has to stay until it's done). Top priority over the next 2 weeks will be to get those K'Nex pieces sorted and counted, and place an order for replacement pieces. I want to have them listed by October for the Christmas shopping season. There are some BIG bucks in those boxes.

Unlisted Inventory
Next we have my glorious workspace. For 3 years, I have been working with a 3 foot by 1 foot work surface. This huge built-in workbench is divine!

12' x 4' workbench
Next up is the shipping supplies rack. I don't totally love this, so I'm sure I'll be fine-tuning it over the next couple weeks. My main complaint is the stack of boxes that hold my mailers. And really, my problem is that they are out of order. lol. That's a pretty easy fix, if I ever remember to do it. Since I took this photo this morning, the large bag of packing peanuts has been  moved to the loft. The blue bins at the bottom right of this photo will go up in the loft too, but it still has a few building supplies and extra insulation up there. Once that stuff is gone, the rest of this stuff will go up there.

Shipping supply center
This shelf is kind of bare. I see that I need to focus on toys during my next couple inventory trips. The Febreze doesn't belong there, nor does the Miche shell that is on the toy shelf. The top left box is completely full of Miche shells. The horizontal boxes in the center hold wall hangings. The next box is a huge set of books that is currently listed.

Second shelf: large Miche shells that don't fit in the box above, shoe creams/etc, a vintage hair dryer with WWE action figures on top of it (obviously, because who doesn't store their WWE action figures on top of their vintage hair dryer?); and a small pile of clothing that is listed but needs small repairs before I can ship (a missing button and an original tag that is just safety pinned on that I need to retag - both repairs will only take a few seconds, so I really ought to just get them done...)

Third shelf: toys, a random bottle of Febreze, and a rogue Miche shell.

Fourth shelf: 2 stacks of books that I have listed on Paperback Swap, and a box of odds and ends that need more parts before I can list them (ex: a lone Pyrex lid, a set of Mario NES games that's missing one game, one set of Scrabble tiles, ... you get the idea...)

Fifth shelf: 3 giant boxes full of Babysitters Club books. It's a sickness.

Sorry about this horrid photo. Morning sun ...

Top shelf: games, more WWE action figures (Hulk Hogan in the original box! lol), and a Mega Bloks set that I have sold several of for very good money - patiently waiting for Christmas.

Second shelf: random odds and ends

Third shelf: my glasswares and pretty shiny things

Fourth shelf: two stacks of turntables and 4 or 5 stacks of books that are currently listed on eBay

Fifth shelf: a couple odds and ends, and a whole lotta books that are sets that I am working on.

Bottom shelf:  empty! whatEVER will I do with that? Shop to fill it up, perhaps?

The loft:

And this ... this lovely lady is my eBay homegirl. That hat was in our welcome packets at eBay on Location last week. I was wearing it this evening, just because I was too lazy to put it away. I found myself in my building with it on and knew she would be the perfect place to keep my hat. She shoots daggers at me while I'm working, but she makes me smile anyway :)


  1. Wow! It looks fantastic! I am so envious of your organization and all your space. Thanks so much for sharing your photos. It gives me something to strive towards,

  2. Congratulations! And just in time to make the big bucks for the Christmas season!

  3. That is so awesome!!! How great to have your own dedicated Ebay space!