from home on occasion and it was working out nicely. As time went on, he was going into his office downtown more and more and using the home office rarely. Of course, I swooped in and took the
space over for myself. I moved my computer, paperwork and sewing machine in and set up shop.
I had all this workspace, to myself.
My husband will come in and watch the news or sports in the evenings,
but otherwise, it was my little happy place.
Well, my little happy place is no longer MY little happy place.
My husband is staring a new job next Monday and he will be working from home ALL THE TIME.
So today, I started moving my belongings out to make room for his. Of course, this small project that should have taken about 15 minutes, turned into a two hour long, purge, rearrange, organize session.
Since I've been booted from "my office", I assessed the situation and began to look at all my options.
Option #1: My favorite piece of furniture, which also happens to be a great workspace.
Problem: a bit small and I have to sit on a stool (not too comfortable).
I have decided to use this desk as my computer charging and bill paying area.
(oh, I almost forgot that I started painting it a couple of months ago.
Never finished that project. I'd better get busy on that.)
Lots of nooks and crannies for bills, checkbook, stamps, etc.
Option #2: This is the most obvious choice for "my new office".
Problem: It is in the kitchen and often gets covered in mail and school papers.
I have decided to use this desk as the dumping ground for all things kid related
(school papers, permission slips, homework that needs signed, etc.)
Option #3: This is a great spot to work on projects that need to be spread out. I have been doing some design work here. I can lay out fabrics and paint swatches and still have room for my computer.
Problem: It is right in the middle of the family room and I have to clear it off each day so my kids don't scatter things everywhere.
I think this will be a great place for me to work during the day while the kids are at school.
Plenty of room and lots of natural light.
Option #4: Everything happens in the kitchen, so why not work there too.
Problem: The heart of the home which means the center of chaos.
This is where I spend the majority of my time, in the kitchen.
I am normally perched on the stool at the end of the island with my computer.
While I am not too happy about being kicked out of my office, I am going to make the best of the situation.
Someone asked me last week if I was worried about being in my husband's way when he starts working from home. My reply, "No, I am worried about him being in my way". Our home happens to be my place of work and we'll have to set a few ground rules to make sure this set up works. Wish us luck!
Anyone else dealing with husbands working from home? If so, any advice to offer?