Master Working From Home



Be the master of your home office domain...

Working from home? Professional organiser, decluttering guru and Director and Co-founder of The Lifestylers Group, Natalie Morey, gives us the hot tips on how to organise your space to get the most out of your iso-office.  

This article first appeared on and has been republished here with permission.

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Declutter your Space

There is nothing more distracting than having a heap of stuff laying around. Whether that’s in the spare room, on the kitchen table or on your desk. A cluttered space creates a cluttered mind. So now is the time to clear out the stuff you haven’t used for a while.


No PJ’s

No, its not okay to crawl out of bed and still in your PJs start work. Get dressed, get organised, do your hair (and makeup if you normally wear it), ready for your day “in the office”.


Set some boundaries

This is super important especially if other family members are also at home. Set boundaries with anyone else who shares the home, so they respect your work time.  So that might mean if you are working in a spare room, when the door is closed, that indicates you are at work and you should not be interrupted. Or, if you are working at the kitchen table, family members understand that they should not be interrupting you. Easier said than done if you have kids at home too, so you just need to start the conversation.


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Check your internet package

You cannot function without it. You may need to upgrade your plan to ensure you have enough data, especially if other family members are also online.


Business as usual

Keep the same schedule you had at the office. So that means getting up at the same time and starting the working day with the same tasks you would have done at the office.


Stay connected

For some, working from home is great. No distractions, no annoying co-workers and office gossip. But after a while you may start to feel a bit isolated. So, to help stay connected, make calls on FaceTime, Skype or Zoom instead.  That’s another good reason to make sure you are dressed, hair and makeup done!


Photo:  Alina Kovalchuk

Take a break

Just like if you were in the office, schedule breaks throughout the day, especially if you are sitting in front of a screen. However, be careful not to get caught up doing “household chores”. All of a sudden that load of washing that you went to put on gets you side-tracked from your actual work and you have lost half an hour.

Located in Melbourne, The Lifestylers Group have been assisting clients Australia wide since 2005. The Lifestylers Group organise your entire lifestyle needs. Whether you need help finding a house to rent, are moving and need packing, unpacking or relocation assistance or just need help in organising and decluttering your home or office, The Lifestylers Group professional organising service can assist. 
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Natalie Morey is the Director and co-founder of the Lifestylers Group. After working in the corporate world for over 10 years, Natalie launched The Lifestylers Group in 2005. Natalie has a solid event management background having been employed in event management and secretarial capacities in a variety of corporate environments, both large and small scale.
Working 12, 14 and 16 hours days in her event management job, Natalie never had enough time to organise her life, wait at home for a tradie, or do her shopping. She realised that there were many other people out there that just did not have enough time, or know where to start to organise things, so The Lifestylers Group was launched to help people organise their lives.
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