5 Ways to Keep Your Salon Organized
For some people, staying organized can be a challenge. However, being organized in your salon guarantees that your business will run smoothly and efficiently. Staying organized is one of the keys to maintaining a good business practice and will also help you relax and not stress in your work environment. Another benefit to being organized is that your clients will notice. This will give your clients peace of mind when you are servicing them and will help them feel more comfortable. If you need help staying organized then this list is for you. Follow these tips and you will see results!
1. Color coding
Color coding is a great organization technique for any situation. Since studies prove that color helps you remember things, it is a great idea to color code anything important. Something that could be really beneficial is to color code your calendar. Running your own business can be difficult so one thing you can do is use color coding to separate your business and personal lives. Have different colors for business appointments and personal appointments so that a quick glance at your calendar lets you know where and when you need to be. Color coding is such an easy way to stay organized and keep up with your busy schedule.
2. Everything has a place
Every item in your salon has a place, even if you don’t know what it is yet. If various items are just sprawled out all over the place they can be considered clutter, which could make both you and your clients feel stressed out. Make sure that you are taking advantage of every cabinet and drawer in your salon and that these spaces are also staying organized. After you establish a place where everything belongs you must still maintain that organization. Make sure that you are putting your tools away in the correct space after you use them.
Scheduling is one of the most important things for all salon owners. Proper scheduling will help you stay organized and on top of the game. Whether you use an appointment book or an online scheduler, it is so important that you keep an organized schedule. You need to recognize your work patterns so your schedule stays as efficient as possible. If you know that you work slower on a certain day or take more time with a certain client, then you need to schedule longer gaps between appointments. If you need something to do between appointments take that time to clean up, put things away, and re-organize your space for the next client. Keeping your schedule organized will help your business run so much smoother.
One of the most important steps to getting organized is getting rid of everything you don’t need. My advice would be to go into your salon on a day when you don’t have any appointments and just take the time to go through everything. Make piles for things you want to keep, things you don’t want to keep, and things you’re unsure of. Don’t be afraid to let go of items that you haven’t touched or looked at in years. You may be surprised at how good you feel once you get rid of all the clutter you don’t need. This is a great opportunity to donate to charity and upgrade old styling tools. I would suggest doing a cleanse of your workspace at least once a year.
5. Storage is key
Storage containers and storage tools are about to become your new best friends. Take the time to get familiar with different types of storage, figure out what you need, and decide what will work best for you. Make sure that you are not just throwing everything in drawers or cabinets to get it out of sight, but that those spaces are actually organized. Look into getting draw dividers and storage bins to make life easier. Don’t forget that storage doesn’t have to be ugly! Browse stores like Target or HomeGoods that offer cute and appealing storage options.
If the thought of getting organized is stressing you out, don’t freak out! Follow these tips and you will find that life at your salon is running much smoother.
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