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Now that you’ve got your toolbox, it’s time to fill it! Here is what I put in mine!
-fishing line (light weight) -C hooks (durable, sturdy & great with heavy materials) -S hooks (for handing embellishments without piercing your fabric)Fabric Securing Materials:
-BIG safety pins -Pearl Tip pins (I like to use pearl-tip because they are easy to see and hard to lose!) -Clips/Clamps (I mainly use these for temporary hold.) -ball bungees & regular bungees (Here is a link to some of my favorites!)
-scissors -phone charger (You look so unprofessional when you’re running around asking for one!) -Needle nose pliers -Wire cutters -Zip Ties -rope (This has saved so many times!) -stapler (This is an absolute lifesaver for a quick hem!) -writing utensils (pens, pencils and sharpies for writing notes and to loan them out if someone asks) -measuring tape (This guarantees accuracy because numbers do not lie!) -business cards (Not everyone has social media and this will help you grab a few new clients.) -disposable masks (This is a new addition for COVID, but just in case you lose your regular mask it’s good to have a few on-hand)
-canopy attachments (That way you don’t lose them!) -weighted magnets (I use these ALL the time for attaching things to the ceiling.) -extensions (I keep both my 3 inch and 10 inch so I can change my mind.) -crystal strands (Just in case you need to make a quick repair)
-a deck of cards (Downtimes at events are a great time to engage and bond with your team rather than being on your phone.) -LED light & clicker (These are great for a quick testimonial at an event!) -dry erase marker (I use these in conferences and meetings to boost engagement!) -batteries ( I keep AA & AAA because these are the most common, but only place these in if you’re using them a lot. Don’t keep these stored for long periods of time because they WILL explode!) -hair ties (To keep my hair back to get things done!) -lighter (Great for candles AND most people ask me for this, so I love to be able to save the day!)I hope that this quick list inspires you to create your own life-saving toolbox for your business. I know that some of these additions might seem a bit out there, but trust me when I say that I have had a need for every single item in my box at one point in my career. What are you going to put in your toolbox? Let me know in the comments below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5-vtTEvCbQ&t=50s If you enjoyed this and want to know some more of my tips and tricks for Pipe and Drape be sure to subscribe to my Youtube channel where I put out new videos weekly!