Welcome to the third post in our interview with Corrie of Etsy shop, Corrie Berry Pie. Today we're asking Corrie her little secrets on managing her family, her home, & her Etsy business all simultaneously.
What is your biggest time management strength? I don't procrastinate. I always try to stay on top of things - making, taking photos, listing, shipping, emails/convos...I hate getting behind.
Weakness? I don't procrastinate. Sometimes it's nice to just forget about it and eat ice cream, but I have to work until I get to a stopping point before I can put it down...it drives my husband, John Jay, crazy! I get that from my mom (the work part, not the driving-your-husband-crazy part).
How do you store your Etsy supplies & stock?
We just moved to a new apartment that has more closets than rooms! So I'm fortunate enough to have a work desk AND a "craft closet".
Please describe your typical Etsy week.
We've designated Saturday as family day around here, so I try not to even open the computer or look at projects on that day. My favorite time to do computer work is early EARLY morning. I mean, like, dark outside early. I've always loved that time of day - I get that from my dad. Other than that, I chip away at projects whenever Judah's asleep (or not looking!).
Do you ever use childcare in order to fit Etsy into your life?
No, I can't really afford it. But my sweet husband will take Judah to the park or for a bike ride to give me some time whenever I get overloaded or behind.
Do you feel others respect the fact that you work from home?
Um....mostly respect. But it's hard to say, because I'm not the best self-promoter. I'm usually not the one to tell people about what I do, so I'm not really aware of their reactions.
If money were no object, what Etsy purchase would you make in order to help you in your job as an Etsy mom?
Well, I don't know if it would help with my job, but a dress from artlab sure would make me feel fancy while I work! Or anything from lamixx...everything looks so clean and comfortable!
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