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Soap Dungeon Bliss ~ Organized Chaos

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Soap Dungeon Bliss ~ Organized Chaos

I started Baby Duck Soap Co with a colicky 3 month old on my hip in an 1100 sq ft apartment. To witness it blossom and grow within the last 1 1/2 years is just incredible.
I’m writing this post today as a reminder to myself of how far I’ve come in such a small amount of time. I’m always itching to do more, to grow faster but it’s nice to step back and appreciate what I’ve achieved thus far. The best way to fully capture this growth is through pictures of my *almost* 1100 sq ft soap dungeon. That’s right…my entire make space is the size of my whole apartment that I started in. Insanity.
When I walk down the stairs into my happy little soap dungeon, this Make Board greets me.
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I felt very accomplished that day since I was able to cross off three batches.
Next stop in the BDSC Soap Dungeon Tour… My shipping area and office.

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Do you see that small plastic shelving unit? That was purchased one month before I opened my Etsy Shop. My ingredients, equipment, molds and curing soap filled it. I was ecstatic the day I brought it home and filled it with my soap making goodies and creations.
No matter how much Baby Duck Soap grows over the years, that shelf will ALWAYS be with me! ❤️
The we round the corner and encounter most of my ingredients…

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Walking down the hall we run into to main ‘make space’. Can I just tell you that there are MANY benefits of being married to a chef? For example: bringing home old, rusty work tables that are being discarded. (Yeah… Best. Husband. Ever!)
Meet Fernando…my new-to-me stainless steel work table. Resurrected from rust and grime to live another life in the world of bubbles!

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I would’ve tidied up a bit more or shut off The iPad playing an episode of Dr Who, but why not see the space in all it’s glory? 😉
In the corner is a small kitchen area. A new utility sink will be installed tomorrow for soap dishes. (YAY! it’s the little things…)

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You can also see my photo set up for my product shots. I’m currently retaking all of my product pics. I wanted them to be polished, bright and whimsical. Here’s an example of some of my new pics:

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All in all, I’m a VERY lucky gal!! I pinch myself daily just to make sure that I’m not dreaming. All of this is possible because numerous people took a chance on me and purchased my creations. I still get a rush every time a new customer purchases a bar of soap from me. They are the ones who make this dream of mine possible. Stay tuned for even MORE growth in the next year and a half!! ❤️

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15 responses »

  1. Fantastic!! The space looks amazing, Duckie!! It has been so wonderful to watch you grow and flourish!!

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  2. Carrie @ Soap Commander

    You’ve come a long way, Baby (Duck)! Can’t wait to see how you continue to grow and soar!

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  3. Congratulations on living your dream! Love your spacious soap dungeon. 🙂 I wish you more soapy success and happiness. 🙂

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  4. Wonderful dream come true!! I hope you go on growing!

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  5. This is truly ESPish …I was gently trying to disengage myself from a LOL ( little old lady ) drama yesterday, and one corner of my brain was playing with the perfect dedicated soaping space. Omygosh, I get home to finally rescue the computer from the clutches of a mad 15 yr old ‘duckie’ and your dream post shows up like a christmas present !! I have put myself into your space 30 times already !!! What an amazing person you are Tanya. and what a gift you are to the rest of us who haven’t really crossed the entrepreneurial line yet !! I have learned so much from you !!
    laurie from st louis…

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  6. Tanya, what is that red bridge thing on your new shelf ( not your old treasured sentimental one ) looks like baby duck leaves presents around for you !
    and I thank all of your friends for leaving themselves open to visits from lurkers …My gosh I am saturated w the love of soaping.
    laur

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  7. Wow what a large space! Must be heaven to have production in big area. Everything looks so organized. I am still trying to work out my soaping space – have to share with DH though so I can’t take over the house like I want too! 🙂

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    • Total bliss for sure!! My husband has a small corner of the basement but he’s awesome enough the let me have most of the space. It’s wonderful to not have soap making equipment in our bedroom, kitchen and dining room now! 🙂

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  8. Love love love your soaping dungeon!! Congratulations Tanya – looks like a fabulous space to work 😀 I dream of somewhere like this!

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