I spent my time at the RMH helping to clean and cook for families that need to be close to their children who are in the hospital. This was a humbling experience to see that just a little thing like a home cooked meal can put a smile on a grieving family.
Keep tables simple and organized. With an appropriate number of items on a table, the bid sheets and items should be easily matched up to place a bid. Don't make bidders find the bid sheet for something they want to bid on. Keep descriptions simple. Somewhere along the line we started to think that silent items required long, flowery almost thematic descriptions for each item. Most silent items speak for themselves.