One challenge is improving the flow of items from bags of donations to the sales floor.
"I've gotten the flow to work a little bit easier for everyone who deals with the donations," she said last week.
"I'm really just fine tuning what was already here," she said.
She began managing the New Hope Community Closet in Quarryville on June 1.
The store in the TownsEdge Shopping Village depends on donations from the community, shoppers looking for bargains, and volunteer help.
"Fortunately, we're not lacking in any of those areas," she said. "Several times a week, we have people come in who are interested in volunteering."
The donations also flow in. They are then evaluated by volunteers, put in salable condition, and displayed for sale.
However, storing them for another season has posed a problem. A partial solution to that issue arrived last week.
That's when the nonprofit got its second storage shed.
"Now, when donations come through the door for fall and winter, we have a place we can store them," she said. Then, after spring and summer items are sold out, the volunteers will have items available to restock for the coming seasons.
The store's volunteers have never been able to use the organization's original shed for storage.
"If there are donations we can't use, they go to the Salvation Army. We needed a pickup station for those items and that's what we used the [first] shed for," she said.
The store also sells home goods ranging from glassware and bed linens to lamps and small tables.
It does not have room for, and cannot accept, furniture. The money raised from the store's sales helps support New Hope Community Life Ministry's counseling programs.
The store also helps people who need clothing. Those people bring in vouchers from other ministries and the Community Closet provides clothing and other items on an emergency basis.
"We also connect people to other ministries in the area," Tyson said. "This is a community that sticks together to help people."
With that in mind, she has also been taking time to meet people involved in other ministries in the region.
"We're a ministry that offers nice items at affordable prices at a time when there's more of a need for that. And in doing so, we raise money that helps other ministries in the area," she said.
Tyson came out of retirement to take the position.
The Havre de Grace, Maryland, resident had worked for the West Cecil Health Center in Conowingo for six years. After retiring, she took a year off and then began looking for a new job, concentrating in the Quarryville area.
"I started thinking about what I could do and I wanted something different and was meaningful - something that makes a difference in people's lives."
Then a friend told her the position at Community Closet was available.
She lived in the Southern End for seven years. Then she and her husband decided to downsize their home and move to Harford County, Md., to be closer to family members.
"So I was familiar with the area and still go to church [Living Stones Fellowship in Wakefield] here," she said.
This is not her first job in retail. A number of years ago, she had worked for the Perfumania chain.
She also makes and sells jewelry. "I do work in clay," Tyson said. "I use clay, porcelain, and bronze to make bracelets and other jewelry."
She decided to make clay jewelry after taking a ceramics course in Cecil College in 2004.
"I wondered if I could use this in a different way, so I started creating. I use vintage and antique jewelry as molds for the clay," she said.
Tyson uses other raw materials for her creations. "I also make paper beads and necklaces," she said, and I also work in leather, in a more delicate setting with beads and clay."
She's enjoyed her first weeks at the Community Closet and feels she has found a new calling, Tyson said.
"This is a good fit for me," she said.