Check on supply inventory.

Since weekends tend to be more hectic with holiday shopping, take 5 minutes today and check on your supplies. Here are a few items to check:

  • register tape
  • gift wrap tape
  • ribbon
  • wrapping paper
  • gift bags
  • mailers
  • gift certificates/cards
  • merchandise bags
  • bag stuffers

Look around at items you might need that aren’t necessarily related to sales or gift giving, like ice melt, a snow shovel, tissues, restroom necessities (hand soap, paper towels, toilet paper, etc.)

If you take the time to stock up on these items today, tomorrow you’ll be better able to concentrate on finding that perfect gift book.

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay