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  • Duncan Wilkie

    Member
    July 29, 2020 at 1:50 am

    After 30 years with a Storefront, we’ve moved home. I’m so glad we did. It was a huge undertaking tidying up 5000 Square Ft. Moving to roughly 1000 Sq. Ft. has been a challenge to be sure. We couldn’t sell the spray booth, and demolishing it was quite an undertaking. Once we get set up at home, I’ll post some pictures. We have about 400 SF in the garage, 700 SF in the basement and 100 SQ FT in the den.

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  • David Hammond

    Member
    July 29, 2020 at 6:27 am

    I was having a conversation with the wife last night, saying how it might be worth downsizing our business, my dads looking to retire, off load the premises, and work from home, outsource more when required.

    What made you decide to switch to home working?

    • Duncan Wilkie

      Member
      August 4, 2020 at 4:04 am

      Hi David. We’ve been trying to sell the business. I’m 67 this year and it was time. We had a deal in progress when Covid hit. The buyer backed out. Our lease was up in 3 months and we didn’t feel good about all the costs of a storefront going into the future. We decided to move home and it’s working out great. Still getting organized, but it’s getting better every week. I’ll post some pics once everything is in place.

  • NeilRoss

    Member
    July 29, 2020 at 8:57 am

    All the best to you Duncan. Changing times all over the world! Even if you have a drop in turnover (which may not be the case) you’ll save a bomb on overheads and it’ll only be a short walk home after a day’s work. What more could you ask for. 😀

  • Duncan Wilkie

    Member
    July 30, 2020 at 12:51 am

    I could have been a lumberjack. “nailed the landing on the booth stack”.https://youtu.be/__P7oz3VM9s

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