Space is always at a premium, right? Come on, who doesn’t wish they had just a bit more closet space, or garage space, or bathroom space?
Well, that goes double if you’re making and selling cold process soap. Let’s see: ingredients, tools, molds, packaging supplies, shipping supplies, and soap that needs to cure for 4 weeks! Whew!
Well this week I’ve been able to help with the curing space, anyway.
I found this baker’s rack and pans on Craigslist for a steal. It was used by a cupcake baker, so it needed some heavy duty elbow grease to get it shiny again. But look at all that space!! I calculated that if I use all 20 pans (yes, 20!) I can cure over 1000 bars of soap! And it doesn’t take up any more space than the rack that was there before with 5 shelves. Needless to say, I am thrilled!
Here’s the rest of my soap closet: cured soaps in boxes labeled with sticky notes. Some of those are for sale, and some are from classes, and some are for a project I’m working on.
And since I moved the curing soap to the new rack, I was able to move the shipping supplies off the floor!
That means more room on the floor for other things, of course. Nothing yet, but it’s only a matter of time…