Dana Huval, Huval's Boot and Shoe Repair,
Would you like a day off?
Why not give yourself Mondays off. The easiest way to
achieve this is to close your shop on Mondays. I know
what you’re thinking; “I cannot afford to close on
Mondays!” That is what I thought too, but my customers
have adjusted. Now they come in on Tuesdays and it works
Many shoe repair shops have started closing on Mondays
and their business has not differed a bit. Mondays can
now be your designated day off for doctor’s
appointments, going to the bank and running personal
errands. It even gives you a chance to have a long
I decided to start closing on Mondays three years ago
and have looked forward to every Monday since.
Previously I was open all day Monday through Friday half
of the day Saturday. That November, I got really tired
and overwhelmed with work and just got moody. Going to
work was not what I wanted it to be. You could say
working six days a week for 20 years just burned me out.
I put a sign on the window that, starting that January
1, my new hours would be Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. until noon. When I get a
chance to open earlier, I do.
I must admit it has been a wonderful experience closing
on Mondays. I fully take advantage of it and it has even
allowed me to volunteer a few hours on Monday
Take a note from your barber and hair dressers. They
have always used Mondays to go get their supplies for
the week. We can have the luxury on having the day all
to ourselves. I know we are all worth it.
Take care of yourselves.