7 Organizing Tips You Need for Your Home Storage Solutions – Part 2 of 2
In Part 1 we gave you three organizing tips to help with your home storage solutions, which was to help you turn your home office into the most profitable, productive area in your home. Here in Part 2 we will be giving you the remaining 4 tips to help you in your quest to be successful from your home office, irregardless of where you have your empire situated in the house:
- Tip 4 – When working from home, it is extremely easy to get things mixed up between personal and business tasks. It is very important you keep personal tasks and business tasks separate and concentrate on finishing your tasks within the office. When working from home it is so easy to get distracted from your personal interests and from family members. There will be times when you may think – “It is just one call from a good friend and after the call I will get right back to work.” Trust us this never works as once you get sucked away from work you don’t usually find it an easy path to return to. Regardless of how easy or trivial a task may sound, stick to your office work during the hours you have established for yourself. Only after you are done your work tasks should you move on to household chores or other personal tasks.
- Tip 5 – Keep separate planners/organizers for your work. The use of a business planner in place of having small pieces of paper or post-its stuck all over the place will keep you more organized and allow you to use more of your time for the matters of the business. (Matters which make money not cost money) Use your business planner to also schedule your business meetings and appointments. Never use or let another family member use your office planner or your office bulletin board for anything other than putting up information related to your work.
- Tip 6 – Backup your computer on a regular basis without fail. No doubt you use your computer for communicating via email, for planning and organizing your business finances as well as your tax matters. As a result it is crucial that you learn to back up your files on a regular basis. Ensure you set a backup schedule to a specific day and time, discipline yourself to take backups or use special backup software that can do the task for you automatically.
- Tip 7 – Do you use a laptop computer separate from your desktop computer?If so make sure you store all information in one place if you can. You may want to consider sending all the backup files to your laptop or maybe even consider getting an external harddrive with lots of disk space. If you are using personal organizing software, you may want to store it in one central place. Whichever option you decide to use to store your information both personal and business, make sure the information stays updated on all devices whether it be a laptop, Blackberry, desktop, external harddrive.
Once again we have given you some very important and solution based tips. Tips that will help you to get your home-office organized and running at peak performance. Keep in mind we can give you all the tips in the world but you need to understand it all starts with you and what actions you are willing to take from these organizing tips for your home storage solutions. In our next post we are going to be talking about how organizing helps with your life – until then have fun with organizing your home.
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