We agreed to take the space about a week ago. The first thing we did is put carpet in the office room. One double record shelf was split into two single 12 foot shelves, and these shelves line the office walls. A couple of shelves were removed to account for the window looking into the retail area.
|A record shelf with a window. Ever seen that?|
|It's perfect. Nice and clean.|
The back room is where the records will be stored, shelved, cleaned, sorted, and shipped. In the new spot, we're getting a nice square space that just happens to fit about 95% of our shelves perfectly. I'm no architect, but I was certainly patting myself on the back when I found the perfect configuration to get most of our shelves into a smaller space. I'd attribute this success mostly to graph paper.
|The unofficial floor plan of the new office.|
|Large empty space - for now.|
|That's a lot of vinyl!|
Check back soon for Part 2. We're going after that 12 footer in the back and whatever else we can drag along.