Working From Home: Organization Is Key!
One of the best things about working as a writer is the fact that you are able to do so from anywhere in the world, providing that you have something to write with. However, most writers still find that they need somewhere that they are able to store all of their materials, as this means that they know where to look when they need to find something. It is very easy to suddenly find yourself surrounded with bits of paper that you’re not even sure if you need, so it is therefore important to make sure that you spring clean your work space every so often.
The first thing that you need to do is to work out what you need to keep and what you don’t. You should make sure that you keep everything to do with the financial side of your writing, as these are things that you may need to refer to later, but there are often lots of pieces of scrap paper that you’re able to simply get rid of.
If you are registered as self employed, then it is vital that you keep good records of every payment that you receive. To do this, you could buy a box file that is specifically for this purpose, and you would then be able to keep everything in date order, which means that you could easily find information when it is needed. It may help to buy a shelf, as this means that you would be able to place a number of files upon it, and it would be out of the way of your working space.
If you keep money in your office, then you should make sure that you have a safe. This is the best option to prevent your money from being taken, and it can sit in the corner of your office without taking up too much space at all.
Being hygienic is vital, as things like surfaces and keyboards can attract a lot of dirt. You should make sure that you wipe these down regularly so that you keep on top of the cleaning before it gets too much for you.
Once you have done this, you should find that you are now in the perfect environment to carry on with your work. You will be much more productive, and this will show in the quality of your writing and your mood whilst you are working.