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Expectations on working from home v the reality ūüėā

Nice clean, bright work space

We all dream of having our own space to work and be creative in. But sadly most of us creative types struggle to keep it organised and clean.  I like to think of it as an organised mess! I have a cleaning blast about once a month and every time I promise myself I'll never let it get as bad as that again. Yet a month later, I'm back to sorting out the unruly craft room. Will I ever learn? Doubtful!
Clean craft room messy craft room

Nothing stays tidy for long

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a spare room to turn into an office. So we have to 'make do' and that's exactly what I'm doing. Everyday I set up my working area at the kitchen table, and every night when I clear the table for tea I wonder how on earth I needed so much stuff. But when your working to deadlines it's super easy to let things slip and before you know it, your're in a right old mess with paperwork and stock all over the place. 
Messy kitchen table

Happily working from home

You're being left alone, no colleagues to get on your nerves, no boss breathing down your neck. Working from home is easy. Right? Or is it? 
Well not entirely, even more so when you're also juggling a family and household chores. Let's face it, working from home and running a family is no picnic. Trying to cook tea, whilst on the phone and finishing a presentation can be pretty darn stressful.
working, cooking and on the phone

Kids being seen and not heard

We all hope our kids will sit nicely and do homework or reading, whilst mum or dad work. But are we asking too much? The truth is no child is going to sit nicely whist a parent is busy. They are going to make the best of the new found freedom. Sometimes you just have to accept the inevitable destruction of the house. That said, you can still make them tidy it up at the end of the day. 
child reading and bouncing on the sofa

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