The best and worst part of being a WAHM (work at home mom) is being home. As my second son quipped, "You don't work at home. You live at work." Wherever you work, environment impacts your attitude about your job. Here are easy, cheap, DIY ways to perk up your work space and mood!
* Take it seriously. Work-at-home folks don't succeed (or feel successful) often because they discount their contributions. This is your work space, no less than if you left home for a job. It's where you make money. If you're a home business, you're claiming it on your taxes. Treat it like the professional office space it is. Make everyone else do likewise. Remind them it's your office first and anything else last. Ergo, arrange so it works best for you first, others if possible. Or keep everyone else mostly out, if possible. You need that inner sanctum. Most of us don't have that luxury. Our offices double (triple) as other living spaces. Here's how to make the most of whatever corner you call "work space." Perk Up Your Work Space (and Mood) Easy and Cheap
In 2000, my husband and I bought a 100+ year-old home. In its long, colorful history, interior walls sported a plethora of coverings--paint, spackle, and wallpaper. Remodeling, we found four wallpaper themes, the earliest dating back possibly to the 20s. In 25 years of marriage, we've become adept at wallpapering, removing old wallpaper and treating walls. Here are tricks to remove wallpaper and treat walls, from 13 years of DIY home fix-ups. How to Remove Wallpaper: Easy, Cheap