Donna Reade

Specializing in Consulting, Training, E-Commerce Solutions & Bookkeeping for QuickBooks Online

Working from Home Do’s and Dont’s

There are a lot of positives about the possibilities of working from home. You don’t have to deal with traffic in the morning. You might be able to sleep in a little bit longer. You may not even have to worry about your animals using your house as its personal toilet.

However, there are some reasons why, for some, working from home may not be the best option. There are a lot of sole proprietors that probably use their home as a means to save on overhead, but it may be costing them in time due to the fact that they can’t concentrate. Other things get in the way; the dishes are bothering them, or the trash just smells. Maybe the carpet needs cleaning and the garage hasn’t been organized in a while and the lawn needs mowed. For some, it may just be best to rent out an office at a local co-working space.

The following is an easy comparison to decide whether or not working from home is for you. It may be sprinkled with a little sarcasm, but to be honest, it would be difficult to understand how easy it is to fall into these working from home traps without actually being at home attempting to work. It may benefit someone currently thinking about working from home or just starting.


Feel free to share with others that may be considering what they would like to do, now that the digital age has allowed for people to start making moves away from the office and into their homes.  It’s a great way for some people to live, but can be difficult for others.



2 Responses to Working from Home Do’s and Dont’s

  1. Joseph Ezenwa says:

    A good article.Those that want to work at home would definitely benefit from your suggested Do’s and Don’ts.However, most people like to leave their homes every morning and come back in the evening.There is inner joy and satisfaction derived from leaving your home.

  2. Leigh Gardner says:

    Donna – you nailed it on getting the right equipment! I started my own business, including working from home, about a year ago. The trial and error of finding the tools to make working from home more seamless has been frustrating and money I didn’t want to spend. Here is my take on working from home AFTER following Donna’s advice on whether to go for it: