For the past couple of years, we’ve been using the office next door to the studio as a storage space (an occasionally turning it into a photo/sound stage when there’s room). It was a fairly typical small office space, with gray laminate desks and walls separating the five or so large rooms. Presumably those had cubicles, big copy machine, water coolers and the like in them at one time (most everything but the smaller offices had been gutted before we moved in). It’s been a great space to have over the years, but as we’ve grown, all the boxes of Jewelboxing, Field Notes, etc. have spilled into our main space. What’s more, because they were separate areas, it was becoming more of a burden to go out our door, walk down the hall, unlock the other office’s door, grab what you needed, then reverse the process. There had to be a better way.
So over the past couple of months, we laid out a plan for how we could turn the space into an ideal pack and ship area. Liking what we’d come up with, we spent the first part of last week moving everything out and then construction began last Friday and into the weekend, with all those walls being torn down. It’s now being painted and the new flooring should be in next week. After that, we can’t wait to start putting the whole thing together, hopefully resulting in a much more efficient, much more pleasant to look at pack and ship space.