Do You Have Antique Booth Blues?
If you are suffering from "Antique Booth Blues" it may be time for you to pull yourself together and to pull your booth apart. If too much stuff is building up in your Antique Mall space or you suffer from too much dust... make an appointment with yourself for a "booth intervention" .
10 Tips For An Antique Booth Make-Over
1. Throw out broken things.
2. Retire poor sellers.
3. Bring home white elephants.
4. Remove old holiday stuff.
5. Box up out of season things.
6. Move around inventory.
7. Swap higher shelf stuff with lower shelf stuff.
8. Check to see that all your price tags are intact.
9. Donate extra stuff to charity.
10. DUST- SWEEP- FOLD-CLEAN
Freshen Up Your Inventory
This is a time when you might begin to thin out the piles and move around your merchandise to "freshen up" your space and attract new customers.
Often dealers who are experiencing a slump in business are not in the mood for decorating, dusting or sweeping. But this is exactly the time for CPR......."Carefully Planned Re-Do". Wake and and smell the collectibles .. every now and then we all need an Antique Booth booth makeover and there is no better time than NOW.
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of Iantiqueonline.com an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café.
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