We open at 10:00 AM, so all of our openers get to the store early to get the store ready for the day. (Except for those of us who aren’t morning people…they aren’t AS early haha!) This includes booting up the computers, vacuuming, resetting merchandise, putting out all of our garden flags, and cleaning counters. Most days, we aren’t even open before our first visitor arrives…the FedEx man! We sure do love our delivery associates- their smiling faces always bring our days to a good start. They bring our goodies to the back, where we dig in to see what we’ve got! Once our doors are open, there’s Trendy girls on the floor to assist our customers, as well as a few in the back to go through our deliveries.
Once lunch time arrives, we start our lunches. We don’t really have an order…it’s just whoever is the hungriest goes first! When someone leaves, someone working in the back will take their place at the front. We’ve managed to create a well-oiled machine here! Lunch time tends to be a little rush, what with all the restaurants near us. We love to stay busy little bees!
Once 3:00 hits, we get some of our high school girls in to work after school. We miss them in the mornings, so we are always happy to see their sweet faces. In addition to the morning, we also usually get an afternoon shipment in, too! Believe it or not, we have had the same UPS man since The Trendy Trunk has been around! Rick has been so good to us for almost 11 years! Long story short…when the girls come in, we have lots to do. Funny enough, some merchandise doesn’t even make it to the shelves because our customers see us bringing it out and stop us in our tracks to see what we’ve got. We love it!Closing time… when it is time to close up, we clean the store, bring in the flags from outside, count the drawers, and make sure that the store is ready to rest for the night. Some days feel long and some go by in the blink of an eye, but no matter what, each day is always a blessing and always a joy at The Trendy Trunk.