This bookstore and coffee shop is run almost entirely by the owner of the shop. She is a one-woman show running the shop and serving food and drinks during the day, and then doing all the “behind the scenes” work at night. She was overwhelmed by the amount of paperwork involved with running a business, and it was starting to take over. She didn’t have any system for managing her incoming mail.
We sorted through the mail that covered the counters, determining what should stay and what could be shredded. Because she runs a business, a lot of the paper did need to be saved, which meant setting up an easy-to-use filing system for this busy professional. We also sorted through all the paperwork in the filing cabinet in the back room. In the few years that the shop had been in business, she had acquired drawers of paperwork but didn’t have a system for storing it.
After we sorted all the paperwork and supplies, our client now has an easy-to-use incoming mail center. She also knows how to process the paper and where it should go because there is a clear flow to the paperwork. Also, all the supply areas behind the counters are organized and have purpose. She can now find what she needs right when she needs it, and isn’t surrounded by clutter and chaos.
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