Noise Cancelling Headsets – Work at Home, Sound Professional
The dream of working at home is often condensed to the freedom of being able to work in your pajamas.   That is certainly a possibility but I don't recommend it too often.   How professional do you feel in your pajamas?! I can feel quite professional in jeans, a t-shirt and fluffy slippers but somehow, the p.j.'s pushes the limit for me!  I feel like lazin' around in my p.j.'s.  I think you'll find that productivity rises when you're dressed!  I don't think you need the 3-piece suit and t...

Work at Home: The Office Chair

toppled chairs
Ah working at home, free from the constraints of the office, the desk and the office chair.  I wonder at the photos of people working away from the office: people with laptops on planes, trains and automobiles.  People working on beaches, mountaintops and in forests.  It all looks wonderful. So distracting!  How to they get anything done out there in the wild? And then there are those who work from the comfort of their bed.   They look so dang happy, these people!  And don't get me wrong, work...

Working at Home with a NeatDesk

Neat Desk
Is it just me, or does it seem that the more we go paperless, the more stacks of paper to-be-filed populate your desk?No?  Maybe it's just mine. I file and pile and file and toss.  A few weeks go by and it seems as though I never touched a thing. I love a neat desk.  I envy neat desks.  My desk toggles from a tornado-hit-disaster to a simple mess and repeat.  I envy people who go home for the day (or downstairs after the day) and have a cleared desk.  It must feel liberating! If you are...

What’s that Smell?

Fresh Cut Lemon
Another advantage of working at home?  Control of your airspace! When you are working in the company office, you really don't have much control over the smells.  If your boss douses himself with cologne every morning,  or your coworker wears a whole bottle of Chanel every day or the guy in the next cubicle doesn't believe in deodorant or there's that guy who brings in fish and heats in the microwave.  EEE GADS!  Or someone burns popcorn every day and whole place reeks!  Nothing you can do! ...