Make a dedicated office space. If you’re working from home full or part-time, it is best to have
a dedicated work space. You don’t need to spend a lot of money building an extension to your house or
remodeling your garage to accommodate your office, but you should have some sort of desk space.
This space should be in a place where you can concentrate, whether for work or phone calls. However,
you should see this as an opportunity to make an office you could actually work at. You can do this quite
cost effectively by combing through sites like eBay or Etsy with online transportation marketplaces, like
uShip, who always have reliable transporters looking for good courier jobs.
Set boundaries about when you are working and when you aren’t and stick to it.
One of the major benefits of working from home is that should a situation arise you can be flexible. That
said, it is best to set up a schedule and timetable, just like you would do in the office. One of the greatest
difficulties of working from home is telling yourself to stop working. Therefore, it is best to define when
the work day starts and ends. This will give you and your family structure throughout the day and ensure that you have enough time to dedicate to both work and play.
Know other places in your neighborhood — and get out the house!
We all need a change of scenery from time to time. Chances are there are a good number of great
secondary places where you can get your work done beside your house so make a conscious effort to
get out and work someplace every now and again. Your local library or coffee shop will likely have free
wireless and space for you to spend a few hours.
Working from home can be a game-changer enabling you to spend more time with your family and more time “at work.” In order to manage personal and professional commitments however, you do need to be hands-on in your approach. Don’t use working
from home as an aid, use it as a tool.
Hope these tips help you manage your day or help you transition to your work at home status.
If you work from home, what methods do you use to manage your time wisely? Did you encounter any challenges?