Building an Office

This is the first part in a series of postings about bminus, my bicycle apparel company. I’m looking to devote more time and resources to it now that I’m a college grad, and I’d like to share some of the ways I’m doing that.

I’m starting off by establishing a system for every little detail — from processing orders to the physical space I get everything together in. Our new Queen Village apartment has a small middle floor that we’re using as an “office,” an area I’ve been streamlining since we moved in.

The centerpiece of that effort is a flexible Ikea shelf thing I use to store and quickly organize the blank t-shirts and tote bags.

2 rows: the left is a box each of small, medium, large and x-large tees; the right is for miscellaneous stuff and youth sizes.

Ikea: not built to last that long.

The box setup is optimal because it's easy to take inventory and quickly locate the size and color I want to print.

I plan on documenting more steps of my production process, so stay tuned if you’re interested.