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Do You Or Don’t You: Use Checklists?

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Yes, I Do

I use checklists when buying so I know what I need and don’t need. — Gayle Chinn, Chinn Jewelry, Royal Oak, MI

We have daily checklists for opening and closing the store and have used them for 40 years. They go a long way in ensuring that each critical procedure is completed and signed off on by the responsible party. — Rex Solomon, Houston Jewelry, Houston, TX

I use checklists to keep myself on task and organized. I also expect my employees to do the same. We try and refine our checklists as we move forward and learn about our process. — Adam Langdon, Adam Michael Jewelry, Omaha, NE

They’re helpful, but I need to be more disciplined to look at them! — Steve Neel, Steve Neel Jewelers, Palestine, TX

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Where don’t I use them? I cannot live without lists, from opening to closing and everything in between. — Elizabeth Breon, Coast Jewelers, Florence, OR

Opening every day, daily, weekly and monthly chores, maintenance jobs, advertising, inventory. etc. They are a great help to hold everyone accountable, especially the boss. — James Gattas, James Gattas Jewelers, Memphis, TN

Do Post-It notes everywhere count as checklists? It is very satisfying to tear one up each time I complete the reminder! — Loann Stokes, Stokes Jewelry, Stillwater, MN

We have a checklist white board for all of our custom jobs at different stages of completion. — Jennifer Farnes, Revolution Jewelry Works, Colorado Springs, CO

We use checklists when planning sales or putting on big events. After all, wouldn’t want to miss out on anything, right? — Teri Vogan, Vogan Gold & Silver Works, Colorado Springs, CO

I have to make to-do lists. That way, things are done. If I don’t, then as soon as I arrive at the store, things start happening and I forget the things I had to finish. — Shahraz Kassam, Shamin Jewellers, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

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No, I Don’t

We have a strong routine that allows us to do our job efficiently without the use of checklists. — Theresa Namie, Stephen Vincent Design, Minneapolis, MN

Not enough employees to warrant doing one. Everyone is responsible for their part of the ship. — Elysia Demers, Barnhardt Jewelers, Spencer, NC

Most of what we need to do daily is self-evident. Would it help? Possibly. — Deric Metzger, DeMer Jewelry, Oceanside, CA

When I wake up each day my mental checklist is already fully functioning. — Hank Haan, Haan Jewelers, Byron Center, MI

This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of INSTORE.

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Do You Or Don’t You: Use Checklists?

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Yes, I Do

I use checklists when buying so I know what I need and don’t need. — Gayle Chinn, Chinn Jewelry, Royal Oak, MI

We have daily checklists for opening and closing the store and have used them for 40 years. They go a long way in ensuring that each critical procedure is completed and signed off on by the responsible party. — Rex Solomon, Houston Jewelry, Houston, TX

I use checklists to keep myself on task and organized. I also expect my employees to do the same. We try and refine our checklists as we move forward and learn about our process. — Adam Langdon, Adam Michael Jewelry, Omaha, NE

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They’re helpful, but I need to be more disciplined to look at them! — Steve Neel, Steve Neel Jewelers, Palestine, TX

Where don’t I use them? I cannot live without lists, from opening to closing and everything in between. — Elizabeth Breon, Coast Jewelers, Florence, OR

Opening every day, daily, weekly and monthly chores, maintenance jobs, advertising, inventory. etc. They are a great help to hold everyone accountable, especially the boss. — James Gattas, James Gattas Jewelers, Memphis, TN

Do Post-It notes everywhere count as checklists? It is very satisfying to tear one up each time I complete the reminder! — Loann Stokes, Stokes Jewelry, Stillwater, MN

We have a checklist white board for all of our custom jobs at different stages of completion. — Jennifer Farnes, Revolution Jewelry Works, Colorado Springs, CO

We use checklists when planning sales or putting on big events. After all, wouldn’t want to miss out on anything, right? — Teri Vogan, Vogan Gold & Silver Works, Colorado Springs, CO

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I have to make to-do lists. That way, things are done. If I don’t, then as soon as I arrive at the store, things start happening and I forget the things I had to finish. — Shahraz Kassam, Shamin Jewellers, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada


No, I Don’t

We have a strong routine that allows us to do our job efficiently without the use of checklists. — Theresa Namie, Stephen Vincent Design, Minneapolis, MN

Not enough employees to warrant doing one. Everyone is responsible for their part of the ship. — Elysia Demers, Barnhardt Jewelers, Spencer, NC

Most of what we need to do daily is self-evident. Would it help? Possibly. — Deric Metzger, DeMer Jewelry, Oceanside, CA

When I wake up each day my mental checklist is already fully functioning. — Hank Haan, Haan Jewelers, Byron Center, MI

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This article originally appeared in the March 2016 edition of INSTORE.

JOIN THE BRAIN SQUAD!

To share your hot sellers and see collected responses from our monthly surveys, owners and top managers of U.S.-based jewelry stores are invited to join INSTORE’s Brain Squad at: instoremag.com/brainsquad.

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Wilkerson Testimonials

Gone Fishin’ (Thanks to Wilkerson)

Whether you want to go fishing — or enjoy some of the other good things life has to offer — you can take a cue from Jim Adair and choose Wilkerson to run your retirement sale. After 38 years in business, Adair decided it was time to enjoy some free time. His Missoula, Montana store, Adair Jewelers, will stay in business but without him at the helm. It was the perfect opportunity to call in the experts in retirement sales. Adair says he spoke to a lot of people who have done retirement sales to help him make his decision and he chose Wilkerson. “Wilkerson seemed to have the best set up, the best organization, the most current marketing of any of them,” he says. “If you want to run a successful sale, you have too much money on the line to be screwing around with trying to do it yourself.”

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