Time to Organize!

Boutique Boot Camp-Lesson 2....Having a home based boutique means you will need to have some items to keep you organized and professional. There's never been a better time to get your boutique in order than now!

If you don't already have a dedicated area just for your boutique, now's the time to carve one out. This can be a spare room, a garage, or even a corner of your home. You don’t need a ton of space, but you do want enough to do your job efficiently.

Once you’ve identified your space, you’ll want to organize the flow. You’ll want to have a place to store your merchandise, a desk to do your work, and a space to do your Facebook live sales. If you are having your boutique open to the public, you’ll also want a space for a small dressing area.

As you design your space, you’ll want to make it as appealing to your audience as possible. Since more than likely your items have lots of colors, pick décor that is neutral and classic. Rustic woods, shabby chic, etc. never go out of style and appeal to most everyone! You can throw pops of color in with accessories, like rugs, pillows, wall décor, office supplies, etc.

In addition to your home boutique, you’re going to want supplies to take your boutique on the road. You’ll also need supplies for your home office as well. I’m going to break those 3 categories down with my suggestions of items I’ve found to be helpful! 

Boutique Set Up Items

  • • Racks (built in or travel)
  • • Garment steamer
  • • Hangers-wooden are very classy and preferable
  • • Baskets & Bins (decorative and for storage)
  • • Rugs
  • • Shelving
  • • Jewelry Displays
  • • Bench/seating
  • • Mannequin
  • • Photo background for flat lay photography
  • • Flat lay photo props (shoes, accessories, décor)
  • • Lighting for photos and videos
  • • Refreshment basket/mini fridge
  • • Facebook live number tags
  • • Tripod for Facebook live sales
  • • Table for tripod at appropriate height
  • • Full length mirror (folding for travel is best)
  • • Acrylic sign holders
  • • Camera (or camera phone)

Supplies Needed

  • • Desk
  • • Chair
  • • Printer
  • • Office supplies (paper, envelopes, pens, stapler, tape, paper clips, etc.)
  • • Poly mailer bags
  • • Packing tape
  • • Tissue paper
  • • Business cards
  • • Note cards
  • • Logo stickers
  • • Cashbox

Pop Up Supplies

  • • Tent
  • • 6 foot table & table cloth
  • • Baskets/bins/racks/mannequin from above
  • • Cell phone or internet enabled tablet
  • • Mobile card reader
  • • Shopping Bags
  • • Ballot Box
  • • Contest entry tearpad
  • • Prize wheel
  • • Banner

Now we want to see what you've got!  Share your home boutique photos on our Facebook Page to give other boutique owners some inspiration!



About the Author...Morgan is a serial entrepreneur and the founder of several successful children's clothing lines including Ooh La Llama and Pete + Lucy.  Her passion in life is helping other moms achieve their dreams of building their own thriving business.  She's living the dream herself in North Carolina with her 3 kids, 1 husband, 2 goldendoodles, 2 cats, 1 hamster and 1 bearded dragon.  In her free time (yes, there is some), she's obsessed with Disney World and travels there for her Mickey Bar and Dole Whip as often as she can.