|"The Shop" - finally finished!|
|Producing soaps in my kitchen. Cramped and difficult!|
Until now I have been lucky to work from home. I've had a few amazing helpers working on soaps and administrative work from their homes. But things are changing - my key helper is moving across the country, and the Soapylove orders are getting larger. My dining room was looking like a warehouse, and transforming my kitchen from a soapmaking space into a real kitchen every day was getting really old. Not to mention the growth of my business was being stifled by my space limitations.
|The raw space. I love my roll up door!|
Renovating an empty warehouse was both super fun and really stressful. I was working on producing another pallet of soaps for my biggest account while shopping for furniture and appliances, ordering tile, painting, building a kitchen, and still taking care of my kids (with A LOT of help from my amazing husband). I can't tell you how many tears were shed over the last 6 weeks. It was rough!
|My husband painting kitchen cabinets|
|The work areas, clockwise from top left: The kitchen, the packaging area, the office, and the shipping area.|