When Your Home is Your Workplace

Certainly organizing any household can be difficult, but when your home is also your office, the challenge can be overwhelming. Statistics show there are more than 25 million income-generating home offices in the U.S., and the number is growing.

As someone who has worked from a home office for over 20 years and a mother with five grown children, I’ve undoubtedly made every mistake possible. The joy and flexibility of working at home can quickly turn your house into a prison unless you take some preventive measures. Consider these tips to make living and working at home less stressful and more productive:

1. Position your office location carefully. If at all possible, separate your workplace from your living space, so you can physically leave your work. If you’re working at home in order to take care of children, consider hiring childcare while you work