In case anyone thinks I'm Amazon.
  1. Print off dispatch notes for all 5 sites I sell on
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    My printer has started pausing for an extra second here and there like it's tired. Really? More of these?
  2. Go through each order and pick the products from my pile o' boxes
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    I only keep a small amount of stock packaged up. The rest is in my hall cupboard.
  3. Pile of stuff!
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  4. Usually my studio is pretty tidy but not at this time of year...
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    My mum is visiting soon so I will have to tidy up.
  5. Cue up some packing music 🎶
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    It needs to be upbeat, familiar and without distracting lyrics so JPop is always good.
  6. Fold all the wrapping paper
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    I hate doing this
  7. Make all the gift tags
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    I should do this in advance but I never remember.
  8. Draw on all the dispatch notes
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    This was a mistake. There were too many and my hand cramped up. Only doing requests and friendly people while it's busy now.
  9. Choose an envelope
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    My home contents are at least 20% envelopes
  10. Add a business card and flyers
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  11. Don't forget the sticker! 🍌
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    These are still hilarious
  12. All done!
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    46! It was a hearteningly busy weekend for so close to Black Friday. Good to know not everyone is obsessed with discounts.
  13. Weigh and measure
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    Though I only need to check about 10%. You get used to handling the same orders and know what they weigh.
  14. Lunch break!
    Yes, that was 3 hours work so far. I took half an hour off to eat a fish finger sandwich because I'm an adult.
  15. All lined up for postage
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    I work from my bed because I have RSI and can't do computer work at a desk.
  16. Log on to my sworn enemy, Royal Mail online postage
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    This site! It's a miracle and yet also terrible. It's like a game of chicken whether you can get through all your orders before something breaks down.
  17. This is my favourite part
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    We complained that the business names weren't printing on the label (quite important!) so they did this. The business name still appears there so you have to copy it to building name instead 😐
  18. I forgot to photograph the labels printing because my printer decided to throw them across the room.
    This is all still preferable to any mailing option that involves my local post office.
  19. Stick on postage labels and airmail stickers
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    I found some extra airmail stickers under the microwave yesterday and was embarrassed about how pleased I was. I'm always running out of stickers.
  20. Leave the house!
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    I live close to the delivery office so can just dump all my mail in the ALL OTHER PLACES slot. Once I hit a postal worker on the head so now I peep through first.
  21. Ooh the Christmas lights are up.
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    It was SO COLD. Zero degrees Celsius at 3:30pm
  22. But we got a very pretty sunset 😍
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  23. Thankfully I only do this twice a week.
    If you want to add to my next pile there's still 20% off for li.st users. You deserve a discount 😘 My little business is 9 years old! 🎉