April 18, 2011
-- If you have been to one too many pointless meetings or become exhausted with commuting, maybe working from home is for you. Thirty years ago, people predicted that most of us would be working from home by now. Yet somehow, our working hours seem to have increased. A recession means that voluntary redundancy is an option for many people. Even those who keep their jobs find themselves under a great deal more pressure than before. Often, they are doing the work of two or three people in one. Those who still have employment consequently find themselves looking for other options.
It is worth bearing in mind that many companies, public or private, make cuts but then find they need to contract the same people to do the same work. These people are freelance and not confined to the office, but can in many cases charge more money for their services. Even their former employer will sometimes pay a higher fee. While working from home has many benefits, it is not for everyone. You need to be able to motivate yourself to get the job done even if there is no dragon of a boss cracking the whip! Being well-organised is also essential. You will have to decide on a designated work space, with a desk, shelving and good internet connection if you are writing from home. It is a reality of modern working life that good technology connections are essential. Great ranges are available here http://www.bernardsbins.com/categorylist/plastic-shelving/
Don’t forget to warn the Inland Revenue of your change of status. You will need to keep records and store all your own documents. One advantage of working for a company is that they do this for you! Get sturdy shelving put in right away, and label all your folders clearly so you can find the things you need. If you need to store heavy boxes or files, metal shelving could be the answer. Alternatively, there are many types of shelving that will look attractive in your home office. You might find that pine or even glass suits your home better. As with all furniture, it comes down to personal taste. “With our huge selection of shelving for every need, we can guarantee you will find what you are looking for,” says Spokesman of Bernards Bins, Bernard Jones. “You don’t even need to spend hours looking around a DIY shop as you will find everything in our user friendly online store.” For the best offers, check this out http://www.bernardsbins.com/categorylist/shelving/
Some people find it best to treat working from home as similar to the office. Motivate yourself by having regular hours, and keeping your work space away from the parts of the house you relax in. Structure your day and try to avoid wasting time watching TV or chatting to friends online. Having a rule, such as not checking emails before 11am, is a helpful idea. People find writing lists useful too. It’s important the list isn’t too long, or you might not get through it. Stick to no more than seven items, and tick them off as you go. More from Bernards Bins are on show here http://www.bernardsbins.com/categorylist/shelving-deals-a...