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How to Stay Organized Working from Home

How to Stay Organized Working from Home

I recently celebrated my two year anniversary for working from home and it got me thinking about all the things I've learned from the experience. There are a ton of pros to the stay-at-home life, but there are also a quite a few things needed in order to stay organized. I highlight all of them in today's video, but I wanted to share a more detailed, written version as well.

The best way to truly stay organized working form home is to have meetings. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, it's super vital to set aside time to meet so you can really focus on what's going on, what projects need to be worked on, and what the other person is up to. 

I also find it helpful to create a weekly to do list and a daily to do list. It's good to have one master list of everything that needs to get done, but it's overwhelming to look at. I like to take that master list and break it up throughout the week into more manageable chunks. That way I'm still getting everything I need done, but it doesn't feel like I have to do it all at once.

Another thing Alex and I have found helpful in our working from home life is to separate work from home by leaving the majority of our working space in the basement. This might not be a possibility for everyone, but being able to close off a work area or tuck away work supplies makes it so you can actually relax when the work day is finally done. 

Although I'm a strong advocate of separating work spaces from home spaces, I don't think that's true when it comes to planners. I strongly suggest not over-complicating things by having more than one planner. Sure it may seem like a good idea to separate everything out into different planners, but over time you'll find it's just too much work to keep up with. Plus you're just one person and will have to do all these things at some point anyway. So might as well put them all in one place to make things easier for you.

Finally, give yourself a schedule throughout the week. Give yourself certain days for certain tasks to give your week more structure. That way you know generally what your week looks like so you can fit things into it accordingly. 

There are tons of factors that go into working from home so if there's anything you're interested in, leave a comment!

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