Working from home isn’t always the idyllic arrangement it seems. Distractions and space that’s ill-suited for work can make your home an obstacle to productivity, especially a small home with limited office space options. The key is to establish a dedicated work area that’s separate from everyday household activities and large enough to accommodate all the elements of an efficient workspace. It may take some creativity and experimentation, but you can make it work even in a home that’s short on square footage.
If you read last week’s guest post, I featured entrepreneur and blogger Melissa Bowens and her company “When Life.” Well, to spin-off of the the old saying that inspired her mission, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” I’d like to give you my own version of this motto:
“When pregnancy gives you crazy organizational nesting energy, make an online course.”
Pregnancy has possibly led me to an obsession-level love of organization.
There’s nothing that makes me happier than when my home is organized. As an interior decorator, I can go on and on about the emotional side of your home and what this place means to me and my family. But functionally speaking, I want this place to run like a factory, as cold and heartless as that sounds.
Do you ever feel like there’s so much to be done and never enough time to do it? Don’t answer that. I know the answer is yes. There’s always something to do isn’t there? If the kids are taken care of, the house is a mess. If I clean my house, I haven’t done anything for work. If I take care of work stuff, who is going to mow the lawn? The list is never ending. And that’s okay. We need to understand that sometimes (most times) we will go to bed at night with an uncompleted to-do list. But if you are looking for a few ways to help yourself be more productive, look no further. I’m going to give you 3 tips to help boost your productivity, focusing mainly on your office or workspace today.