I managed to get some extra (cool) lights mounted so that the yarn colours are truer than under strictly warm lighting. I got a designated sale section in place and even a piece of pegboard for displaying buttons (or needles / hooks). I want to be ready when the restrictions are loosened - even if I can't remove the kitchen bottleneck yet. Chances are it won't matter for a while because I will probably only be able to accommodate one person at a time anyway.
I will also probably have to have customers make appointments to shop so that social distancing protocols can be maintained outside of the mobile store. Thankfully, online shoppers will have a place to pick up their purchases with a less sterile atmosphere than is currently the case and delivery will still be an option in town.
Some positive news: I did the calculations. The yarn may be able to be on a three week rotation instead of four. Not because I have less yarn than I thought when I did my first calculations, but because I managed to squeeze in some hanging display area as well. I might even reserve the fourth (and occasional fifth) week displays for the non-yarn product in the store - think stitching, kid's crafts, lace and trims.
I am SO looking forward to seeing your bright smiling faces again and I can't wait to see your eyes light up when you see the new-to-you yarns that have been sitting in the warehouse just waiting to meet you 😍
written by Lori, Happy TCL owner, who knows the light at the end of the tunnel is NOT a train.