Anyway, for those of you who do shows I'm sure you are gearing up and getting ready to do your first ones of the season too. I want to wish you all good luck with your shows for this year. With the shape the economy is in we are all going to need it :)
For those of you attending the shows. Times are hard and we understand that. However, please do not hesitate to spend money at the shows and keep your money in the local economy. Money spent in your community helps support your community and right now we all need to support each other as much as possible.
To help you all prepare for upcoming shows I thought I would post a copy of my show checklist for you. Its worked well for me for 5 years and I hope it works for you.
Hand Mirror (For Gazing) Rubbing Alcohol (For Trying On Earrings) Cotton Balls Change…$20.00 in ones…$20.00 in fives…$20.00 in tens…Coins Cash Box Fanny Pack (For Bigger Bills & Checks) Paper Clips, Clothes Pins, etc…(For Holding Down Money) Table(s) Chair(s) Your Glasses (If Needed) Tarp or Patio Umbrellas w/nylon clothesline, ball peen hammers & re-bars (To Stake Umbrella) Duct Tape Scissors Scotch Tape Peg Board (For Hanging Larger Items) Cooler (Don’t Forget The Ice, Food, & Beverages) Bags Tissue Paper (For Wrapping Up Sold Items) Business Cards Price Tags Flyers Sign(s) Receipt Book w/carbon copy Pins (straight and/or u pins for pinning down small items Pens Sunscreen Lip Balm Bug Off Or Bug Repel Bracelets Found At Wal-Mart Tylenol/Aleve Tic Tacs/Breath Mints First Aid Kit Tissues (Kleenex) Baby Wipes Velvet, Felt Or Cloth For Displays & Table Covering (light & dark colors) Display Mannequins For Necklaces & Bracelets Extra Findings: Ear Wires, Clip On Findings, Hoops & Loops, Clasp Tackle Box For Extra Beads & Such For Works In Progress Tools…Pliers, Nippers, Glue, Etc… Fan(s) (including hand held fans) TV Tray(s) Suitcases For Transport Copy Of Inventory Stapler Polishing Clothes Clipboards Extension Cord(s) Credit Card Trays Tablet Calculator Tape Measure Digital Camera Sales Tax Certificate Credit Card Machine Batteries (for digital camera, cc machine, mini fans, etc…) Lamps Credit Card Sign Lint Brush Colored Paper Trash Can Windex Paper Towel Ez Up Canopy Guest Book Help…an extra person to keep an eye on the other side of the table or relieve you for breaks
And again, Good luck to us all!