Sunday, 15 February 2009

Relocation, relocation, relocation...

Parting is such sweet sorrow... Moving is like breaking up with someone. Whilst there are things you might miss, nine times out of ten there are things that you accepted as imperfect at the time, but that deep down irritate you so much that you really enjoy the change when they're gone . And as for the next one... well they're always great when they have that novelty glow and time will tell how long they last.
It has been obvious to me for some time now that a change of location was necessary. In order for me to operate efficiently and accommodate my growing need for space, I have to move. Which has made me look at a number of things about myself, the way I work, and indeed the way I live in general. Many of these things I will not bore you with, but a big one is this - I hoard stuff. And this has to change. I probably will never ever read the books that have been unread on the shelf for over a year, nor do I need two pairs of hair straighteners... They have to go. And this almighty clear-out leads me to my next project... A relocation promotion at PrinceDesignUK When I started the shop last year, I was trialling items. It was all a great big adventure, and whilst it still is, I now have a much better idea of what people buy, what they like, and what photographs well. And on the other hand, there are a few things that are just hanging around. So coming soon is my relocation clearance. Don't get me wrong, there really aren't that many things to go in there, but there are a few things that for whatever reason just didn't quite make it to my sold items list... I've been bouncing ideas around a focus group (of my friends) and we thought that the best thing to do would be to have a buy 2 get one free sale. Check it out in my relocation promotion section.
It's tricky to organise keeping the shops running, being exhausted, making pots, fitting in my family, having any kind of life and moving at the same time, but I've planned it all pretty well, so there will be no disruption to either my etsy or my folksy shops during the move, apart from maybe a few less items being listed for a week or so. Anything purchased during the move will be shipped as normal. All of you who remember the last time you moved - keep your fingers crossed for me! And anyone who has a few hundred cardboard boxes spare... I'll swap you for anything you want from the relocation promotion section :)

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