Organising expert Marie Kondo is famous for helping people around the world transform their cluttered homes into spaces of serenity and inspiration, but why couldn’t you use her KonMari decluttering method in your business?
There’s no time like the present to ask yourself what parts of your business spark joy. Marie Kondo’s decluttering principles offer a great framework for streamlining your business processes, boosting margins, and even selling excess inventory. Continue reading to learn how you can KonMari your small business!
Commit to the Plan
You need to be completely committed to what you want to do, whether it’s organising your inventory room or cleaning out your emails. No matter what you are trying to accomplish, you should dedicate yourself to doing it. One of Kondo’s overriding principles is that your decluttering must be done in one fell swoop, with no interruptions. She suggests treating it the same as a meeting with an important client.
Focus on One Category at a Time
If you are looking at creating a more efficient inventory management system, focus on that. By picking one category at a time, this project will feel much more manageable, and you will be much more likely to accomplish your goal if you “bite off only what you can chew”.
At Bartercard, we can provide you with the tools to sell excess stock and liquidate inventory, to reorganise your inventory management system.
Everything Has Its Place
When it comes to your inventory, everything your company uses needs to be categorised into the proper place in your business. To save you time and money in the long run, your inventory room needs to have an organised and controlled inventory management process.
In this instance, instead of giving up on unwanted products and writing them off as a loss, you can promote them to a new marketplace with Bartercard. No need to discount unwanted stock. You can keep its value by selling it through Bartercard’s community at the normal selling price.
Practice Gratitude with Your Clients
The 4th key principle of the Marie Kondo method encourages thanking discarded items that you give away, to clear an emotional space for something new. This will make sense in the home, but you can transfer this idea into your business by practising gratitude with your clients.
You can never go wrong by letting your clients know how grateful you are for their support. This will elevate your customer service in their eyes, which means you are much more likely to strengthen their loyalty, and in turn retain their business.
A Happy Office is a Successful Office
Kondo’s 5th key principle is “keep items that spark joy”, and she also observes that the space we work in is reflective of the work itself. In other words, if your office space makes you feel happy when you come in in the morning, your day will be that much more enjoyable.
By having everything in its place, coming to work can be a joyful experience, as you can sit down and immediately get on with your day, without having to move away a lot of mess and clutter. Take stock of what makes you feel good and build more of it.
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Finally, but maybe the most obvious of all these key principles, you need to find out which areas of your business need to run more efficiently and simplify the way this is done. Although it may seem a simple idea, good inventory management takes smart planning and strategic decision-making to achieve an efficient process.
So, for a hassle-free excess stock clearance in your business, choose Bartercard, and if you would like to know more, contact us today! You’ll find that Bartercard is sure to spark joy.