Friday, November 26, 2010

Staying Organized and Working From Home

For many, working from home is a dream come true. It might seem like in working from home you'll have more spare time, but the reality is that you'll be as busy if not more busy, when your office is at home. This means that staying organized can be more difficult, especially if there are children in the home. Staying organized is imperative so that you get your work done and still have time to get the household chores done as well.

Making a list of what your priorities should be for each day will help you understand where your work and your house need to be separated. If you are working, you probably need to be keeping track of your hours so you can get paid. Keeping track of what hours you put in at work versus the time you put in on home chores can help you set some goals of keeping a home-based business. Setting these goals will allow you to get your work done while still having time to organize the pile of shoes.

When you get your work schedule and home schedule decided stick to it! When checking emails make sure you know if they are work or personal. The few minutes you spend checking personal emails throughout the day can really add up. Find the best time that will work for you to get your home-based business done. It will be easier if you stay on a schedule just like you would with a regular job. And be realistic with your hours. You know you are not going to put in 10 or 11 hour days. Control your work and don't let it control you.

No matter what kind of work you're doing at home, keeping your schedule organized will let you find the time to take care of both the house and business.


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