Thursday, April 2, 2009

question for you!

to any of readers who work from home or are full-time bloggers: any advice on, um, doing just that? i am still trying to wrap my head around not having an office job anymore, and everything--literally--is in boxes because i just moved into my new place. any tips on getting organized and things i need to have as a work-from-homer are really, really, really appreciated! xoxoxo

{ image above: jinnie lee's pretty workspace via sfgirlbybay }


  1. hi lady,

    what kinda thing you looking to do?


  2. Hi Megan. I remembered seeing this course being offered by Holly of Decor8... maybe it would be what you are looking for?? Hope so.

  3. thanks, liza!

    kerri--i just started a new job (after being laid off from my old one), and to do it i'll be working from home. i just feel so disorganized right now, mostly because i just moved and everything is in boxes, so i just really want to hear others' experiences from when they first started working at home. :)


  4. I am a freelance consultant so I spend most of my time on client sites. Some assignments allow me to work from home part of the time.

    My advice would be to set it up so it works for you.
    I need a routine, so whn at home I wake at the same time, and am at my desk at a similar time each day.

    If you are the sort of person that needs banter and noise to thrive, then perhaps build some time into each day where you can work from a cafe?

    Also try to separate off your work space from the rest of your living space, I find that if I don't do this, I feel like I am always at work.

    It can be hugely rewarding to work from home and you can take 2 hours for lunch, or build a walk in the park into your day. Don't feel guilty for these things (I had to get my head around this!)

    I don't work nealry the same hours I used to as an employee, but then I don't mistake activity for productivity anymore.

    Can't wait to see the photos of your work space!

  5. i like what sas said about separating your work space from the rest of your living space. i think that's huge!

  6. hey meg,
    could you blog a bit about the new job? i'm interested to hear about it.

  7. sas: thank you so much for your wonderful advice! that is sooo helpful! thank you, thank you, thank you!

    lynne: yeah, as i rearrange my furniture and unpack, i'm trying to figure out how best to do that--i think it's so important, too.

    tiff: yes, will definitely blog about the new job soon!