Now that working from home and being stuck with our family 24/7 at home is the new norm, it can get a little bit chaotic when everyone is at home at the same time, especially for those who have children (read also “5 Stress-Free Tips On Working From Home With Kids“).
Our homes have turned into an all-in-one workspace, classroom for kids, a gym and more, as we try to go about our normal daily lives in this not-so-normal pandemic situation.
You’ll probably find dumbbells on the floor, along with toys strewn across the living room and things left around haphazardly in most homes, as we figure out how to accommodate each other every single waking hour of the next few weeks or even months ahead.
At this point, if there’s one person that can bring order into our messy home situation, it may be decluttering expert Marie Kondo and her ‘spark joy’ concept — not that I believe in the hullabaloo, but some organising tips would help while we’re cooped up within these four walls.
Her new book, aptly titled Joy at Work: Organizing Your Professional Life, talks about productive workspaces and making your workspace more functional. She also shared tips with Time on how to “make your home into a space that sparks both joy and productivity”.
Here are some things we can apply during our “circuit breaker” month.