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Stop Throwing Out Your Inventory!

Posted Sep 22 2008 11:06am

Over 65 containers of makeup into trash.

Landfill here we come! Just one container of 65 never opened products gone bad.

I have organized the offices, storage units and homes of many reps and distributors for companies that sell makeup, household goods, health and wellness products and items, etc. What is sadly apparent is that when we get overwhelmed, busy and/or stop paying attention to the details, things get lost, piled and stored in ways that are not used in a timely manner — in the case of products that are good only for certain campaigns or sales periods.

SOLUTION: These items can certainly be donated to shelters, charities and thrift. That’s a good thing.

However, in many cases I have watched hundreds of dollars of product go into the trash as they were out-dated, rancid, are hard as a rock or “gone bad” from sitting on the shelf or lost box past time, or heat and cold had ruined them.

SOLUTION: Get organized. Stay organized! Ask for help to do both!

My clients have all felt terrible about this waste, of products as well as their income.

If this is an issue for you, don’t order one more truck or box load of anything, until you take the time — even if it takes a week! — to get organized; to know your inventory and get on top of it again.

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