Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Working from home without going crazy

Working from home is for sure not for everyone .It's easy to go completely bonkers.So here are a few of my tips.

What you need is a room where you can close the door.My workroom is the spare bedroom so the big bed is unfortunately a given.

Get the biggest table you can fit in to be able to spread your stuff out on.
Mine is big enough to spread  a child's apron on.

All these shots have been taken on my table.

You need a chair  that does not take up too much space .

Some storage. ( This one keeps all my fabrics .)

Some built-in cupboards if you are lucky. I keep stuff like cushions, filling, sewing machine, iron, sewing basket and whatever else you can think of in there.

Some wall space or cupboard doors to pin up your  sketches , ideas or inspiration.

Surround yourself with images that make you feel empowered, relaxed and happy.

On the top of my storage cupboard I keep a picture of me and my mum when I was little and an antique clock.

This notice board is full of pictures of old and new friends and good times I had with them to remind me life can be good.

And take plenty of breaks to clear your head by going for walks in the fresh air.
Ideally with dogs.Mine are always ready on standby and are happy to help with any job.

So there you have it. Take it or leave.I'm not an expert .
But I haven't gone completely mad yet.

Have a great evening!!




Aledia said...

Wonderful tips and I think your space is just lovely!! Have a wonderful evening!

NanaDiana said...

It takes a special sort of person to work from home. Good for you-it looks like you have a real handle on it...and that you are doing a good job on the organizing end of it. I think that is key. AND...your plave looks pretty! I love the picture of you with your fur babies- xo Diana

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

I'm always working from any space I find, everything is cluttered. Our cottage is truly teeny. Sigh. Do love the cat having a look at those nice soft linens in that cupboard, so like mine!

An Historical Lady said...

Your blog is so adorable! I found you because in the US I am "The Country Lady", and we came up together on Google.
I thought you might like to visit me as well~