When you do most of your work from home, you tend to work just about anywhere – the kitchen table, the living room, and sometimes your own bedroom. However, it’s good to set up a designated area where you will conduct your business. If you have the space for it, you’ll want to do the following:
1. Find a quiet room so that you can participate in and conduct conference calls without external noises or interruptions.
2. Have space for a book case because you will be acquiring an important library of books and other supplemental reads to help with your business.
3. Have space for a small filing cabinet where you can store important documents like contracts, receipts for business expenses, and other sensitive documents like tax returns.
4. Keep your work within that space. Don’t take it to your bedroom anywhere because it’s not really healthy to mix business into your area of rest.
When you start spreading out too much in different places of your home, it makes it harder to keep track of important items and documents. It helps more if you have a central location for all things business. It tells your mind that whenever you’re in that room, you’re there to get a lot of great work done. This also makes you look forward to your bed because you know that once you get there, you’re absolutely going to rest. You basically create a specific “vibe” when you designate certain rooms for specific activities. After all, don’t you get hungry when you go into the kitchen?