- Iron all clothes. Cut any loose threads in the process. I picked this up while in design school. The best time to identify and snip off loose ends is while ironing.
- Inventorise clothes - this is just an Excel spreadsheet where I note the number of S, M and L pieces per design that I have on hand.
- Prepare hangtags - My hangtags do not come with pre-tied with ribbons. So I have to first prepare the tags by cutting a load of ribbons, and then tying them to each hangtag individually. It's quite a pain threading the ribbon because the hole is very small and I am extremely anal about the way the ribbon is threaded. The first time I did a whole pile of them I got a cramp in my hand! But I usually do this while watching telly otherwise it's just totally monotonous.
- Print price labels and stick them onto the back of the hangtags.
- Pin each hangtag to the item, matching the item description and size on the tag to the actual garment.
- Place them on presentable hangers - clothes that are not on display are placed on plain plastic hangers, which are lighter. Clothes that are on display go on proper wooden hangers.
- Check that item ordered is available and confirm order with customer
- Check for payment (cheque has cleared, transfer has been made)
- Prepare invoice, update payment details.
- Update inventory
- Wrap goods
- Post goods
- All the while, updating the customer on the progress of the order.
There are a whole lot of other procedures that I am involved in, obviously...but this is just a little snippet about how I might go about my day :)