101 Home Office Efficiency Tips
Busy, busy, busy?
You can do something about it!
For many self-employed small business owners, working out of a small or home office can leak time. Not only are we trying to juggle a million task, but we're also trying to juggle interruptions, phone calls, and emergencies that crop up.
I've been self-employed since 1981. Over the years I've created techniques that make running a home office more efficient and time-saving.
In this ebook, you'll discover 101 tips and techniques to help you organize your office, your email, your calendar, and your time.
I've always run my businesses out of a home office, and probably always will. I love the freedom to take a break, grab a cup of coffee and sit on the deck while I'm mulling over a particular thorny problem. I love it that my cats visit me when I'm working. I love it that my husband's home office is right across the hall from mine. (We haven't killed each other yet, so I guess our both working from home is a "good thing".)
But a home office can be a chaotic office if efficiency isn't your motto. After working from home offices since 1981, I've come up with a list of 101 ways to manage your home office life.
For instance, I had papers and computer files everywhere. Oh, sure, I "knew" where everything was...until I needed to find it. Then it was like a scavenger hunt, a huge time-waster. It wasn't any fun to miss a deadline or an important opportunity because I was disorganized. Through using systems, both paper-based and computer-based, I'm happy to report I can now lay my hands on anything.
A colleague of mine once said that she had a goal of "getting my hands on anything in my office in 30 seconds or less." I love that idea!