I travel once a month to California from Cleveland OH. It’s nice because I can really make a finite division in my Work versus Home lives.
That said, I have come to realize that in order to serve both my clients and my family, I must be both efficient and productive when I am either at work or at home.
To make this seamless, I have my travel bag and plans ready to go as soon as I return from my previous trip. I de-clutter my receipts and business expenses and file these in an organized fashion immediately. My suitcase is ready with everything I will need except for my clothes. Also, as the month is going on, I put items inside my suitcase that I know I need to take.
I also organize all of my electronics, chargers, ipads an iPods. In addition I have a handheld calendar and address book in case technology goes awry. These are all in a case similar to the one in the photo attached.
When I am home, and not working with my business, I prioritize work that must get done while the children are at school. This included volunteer obligations, client obligations, home obligations, and of course health and hobbies.
This means, when the children return, I can be present- not preoccupied with things I must do or that I forgot. As a matter of fact, I put my phone away, and turn off the ipad and computer. This way I am not distracted.
Missy Bystrom is the owner of The Organized Connection located in Cleveland, OH and Orange County, CA. Missy’s blog gives weekly tips and tricks on becoming more organized and having a more peaceful household. If you would like to become a certified professional organizer, follow this link. If you would like to get more extensive information on organizing your household, business or personal, follow this linknone