(all pictures in this post are from A Beautiful Mess)
This week, instead of highlighting themed inspiration boards, I’d like to talk to you about working from home. Due to the heavy concerns involving nurseries and play school, be it the increduously high school fees or the constant decrease in safety, I actually work from home while taking care of my two kids, and I’ve been doing so for the past two years. A lot of moms ask me how I do it, juggling both work and the kids. Note: I do not have hired help, nor do I have anyone else but my insanely helpful husband, who works regular hours. Hence, I do everything on my own between 9am-6pm, and go into the Gin & Jacqie office twice a week when my husband is off. If you ask me how I do it, I’d give all the credit to having a very loving and understanding husband, and a great team behind Gin & Jacqie.
If you’re thinking of working from home, Elsie from A Beautiful Mess (one of my favorite blogs to visit for amazing pictures and posts when facing a mental block) posted a Q&A that covers relevant concerns about working from home, from maintaining motivation, to handling clutter, to dealing with business and personal funds. And look at how amazing their workspace/home is:
So if there’s one tip I have to give to all you eager “work from home-ers,” I’d recommend that you begin by creating a space of inspiration, be it a corner or an entire room. Create a system within this design and let it work for you. Affordable Ikea shelvings and file holders are great for customization projects, and will keep your work space organized from clutter. Hanging up inspirational quotes also help keep you motivated, not to mention brighten up your space.
It isn’t a hard decision to make, but make it a worthy step made, because I can assure you, working from home is tougher than most people think, especially with kids! Next month, I’ll be posting up how I keep my home office organized. Until then, Happy Friday!