Working at home and not being organized is a recipe for disaster! If you aren’t organized how in the hell will you know what is due when? Imagine this scenario… you are at an appointment and all of a sudden you get a notification that you are wanted on Skype by a client of yours. If you are not organized you may miss work at home jobs!
Here are a few tips that I use to organize my work-at-home and home life…
Buy Office Supplies When On Sale. Back to school sales are my favorite. Every year I stock up on what I think I will need for a year. I mean come on, how can you beat a brand-new notebook for one penny?
Get a Dry-Erase Board. Every night before I go to bed, I will write on my board what I have to do the following day. Having a visual reminder helps me not forget something important.
Reorganize and Bundle Errands to Save Time. Select one day of the week to run ALL your errands if you can manage it. I try to schedule all doctor, dentist, etc. appointments, and grocery shopping all on the same day.
If you don’t bundle your errands currently, I am willing to bet you will be surprised at how much time you save the rest of the week not having to worry about going here or going there!
What If You Have Small Children at Home?
What do you do if you have small children at home while you are trying to work from home? I have many children, and when I started my online career my children were much younger than they are now.
Heck, I didn’t even have my last two children yet! If you don’t think you can still work-at-home while you have children at home, I am here to tell you it can be done.
Try to create a work-space away from your children. I tend to set up my office in my bedroom. This provides me a place to work, and lets my children know when I am at my desk; it’s time for mommy to work. Smaller children do wonderfully with quiet activities. After all, you gotta keep the kiddos busy too…or Lord knows what they can, and will get into, LOL!
I purchased board games, playing cards, video games, etc. Think of QUIET activities your children will enjoy while you are working.
I hope my tips help you succeed with your online career.