In the interest of time, I’m keeping these posts short and sweet to quickly give you tips to make your season just a little bit better.
Here is tip #13 …
The next two Saturdays will likely be the two busiest days of your year. One thing we always did during this time of year was make sure we started out our busy days on the right foot.
We reloaded our cash registers and credit card machines with fresh rolls of paper.
Each night before a busy day we took off the half-used rolls and put on fresh ones. This way we were less likely to run out of paper during the day.
Sure, there were those awesomely busy days where we would go through more than one roll per register, but at least those outages came during peak staff times. Nothing looks more unprepared than to run out of paper on the fifth transaction of the day.
We would then use those half-used rolls of paper in January when business was a little slower.
It is a little thing, but it adds up. Reload the paper in your machines before your busy days. It helps.
PS Also check all your other supplies like staples in the stapler, ink pens that work, scratch pads and notebooks, a fresh “No List”, etc. Take five minutes on a Friday night and your Saturday will be that much better.