After retiring from a long career in the home furnishings business, like many of us, I had a desire to write about an industry that I worked in for most of my life. I grew up in the business as my father was a manufacturer’s sales representative and a retail furniture store owner. I grew up “on the truck,” working in the warehouse and on deliveries throughout summers and weekends in high school and college.
My mother sold, my two older sisters sold, my brother-in-law worked in my father’s retail store and did everything. I remember holidays like Thanksgiving when the family would gather around the table and the first thing someone would say was, “We won’t talk about the business.” Everyone agreed until five minutes later, the conversation turned to the furniture store.
Throughout my professional career, I worked on the sales floor, owned a retail business like my father for many years, worked in management for some of America’s most prestigious retailers. I spent over 25 years working in the liquidation industry, conducting high impact promotional events for companies throughout the United States and Canada.
I exposed the structure of a liquidation sale early in the book. I also wanted to convey what it’s like to be involved in setting up a high impact liquidation event and what an opening day is like.
The many lessons I learned from my family and the family furniture business shaped my perspective on life. Many of those lessons I’ve incorporated inside, “It’s a Good Day to Liquidate,” although the story came from inside this author’s creative heart and mind. I hope you enjoy the read and as always , “It’s a Good Day to Liquidate.”