There was a time this summer heat would be a real pain. I would be lugging bags to and from work in a Boston commute or just around town. Pandora was my daily companion blasting tunes from Pink, Frank Sinatra, or some country station. These days my commute involves a ten foot descent from my bedroom to the room off of our “parlor”. Yup I moved my business to my home office.
There are lots of jokes about my difficult commute in my slippers, or how it takes at least ten seconds for me to make it from the coffee pot to my office. There are more perks than drawbacks to working at home. For instance, I love not filling my car with gas all the time and negotiating Route 3 past the Boston 93 split. No one would miss that. I have lost a windshield, dodged retread, been hit by retread, and witnessed more than one car engulfed by flames. Missing all that are definite perks not to mention the time saved from the actual commute.
There were reasons to move work home & some to stay put. But ultimately the circumstances warranted a move. Since I am a bit of a home body and my cat tends toward lonely things are working out nicely. The downsides have been few. I don’t especially love having my only bathroom available for company. Well actually I don’t mind sharing it’s just it has to be guest ready almost all the time. I have a cleaning system pretty much down to a science and have just ordered another steam cleaner. Needless to say I am intimately connected to the toilet and grout in my bathroom. I use more vacuum bags, I dust more than I like, and now the cat is extra fussy about how clean his water is etc. I mean I am home after all…..he requires ice in his bowl now. I’m not kidding. But all in all I really enjoy making and keeping my own schedule.
Somethings I’ve learned over the past year you may find helpful whether you work for yourself from home or someone else from home.
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