Now that the kiddos are getting ready to head back to school, it would be a great time to reorganize and spruce up the home-office for the new school year.
I’ll admit during the summer my home-office took a back seat to housework, spending some time with the kids and work. Junk mail piled up, there were some emails that didn’t get a response and dusting…pah-lease don’t get me started on that!
I thought I would share some of the basic things we can do to spruce up the home-office. So, before you open a bottle of wine and toast to the new school year, check out these suggestions and see if your work area can use some attention. I know mine does!
Give It A Good Cleaning
The image above is what my desk actually looks like right now. It’s bad, huh? But I know where everything is, I think. As you can see there are all kinds of stuff on my desk. I let documents and receipts pile up on my desk. Accessories like my stapler and tape dispenser is out of place. I can’t even see my desk calendar!
Take some time put things back where they go. Then take out the Pledge and start polishing the furniture. Light some candles or plugin your favorite scented oil.
Move The Furniture Around
I like moving the furniture around every now and then to get a new feel. If you can move your desk by a window go for it. The scenery outside might get your creative juices going.
You can even take it a step further and maybe repaint your office. Sicorra suggested going out to our local Lowe’s or Home Depot stores and look for “mistinted” paint you can get on the cheap. Great idea, right?
Get Back To Your Regular Business Routine
It has been hard for me to go through a day without a distraction. I don’t remember ever working through my schedule. There was always something or someone that needed my attention. Was this you too?
Now that you have the house to yourself it’s time to get back to business my friend! Return those important phone calls. Schedule a lunch meeting and return to networking your business.
A new back to school year can also mean new ideas for promoting your business. The house is quiet and you can actually here yourself think. The ideas can start pouring in!
Let’s Dish It
I don’t know about you but I can hardly contain my excitement. This is our last week of summer vacation. Next Tuesday, they belong to the school!
Could your home-office use some sprucing up? What would you like to do to it? Do you have a back-to-school ritual you do every year? If not, what’s the first thing you’re going to do as soon as they get on the bus or when you get home from dropping them off? Fill out the comments section below and let’s get this conversation started!
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Corina is a work-from-home mom rolling with the punches while trying to balance a family and an online business. She is dealing with teens, grey hair, and wrinkles all at the same time! She recently launched a new blog known as Not Now Mom's Busy which talks about teen issues, juggling family life with work life, living on a budget, and so much more.