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4 Tips for Parents Looking to Improve Relaxation and Productivity at Home

Mary Ellen Vanaken

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Mary Ellen was born and raised in Long Island, New York. After graduating from college, she worked on Wall Street for JP Morgan in New York City...

Jun 29 4 minutes read

Your home is the base of operations for your entire life. This is especially true if you are a work-from-home parent who must balance career obligations, child-rearing, and other responsibilities all under one roof. For this reason, your home needs to be an environment that promotes productivity so that you can accomplish all of your daily tasks. However, a home must also be a space where you can get the necessary amount of rest and relaxation. With a few helpful tips in mind, you can transform your living space into a paradise that facilitates all of your parental needs.


1. Declutter and Organize

Your first priority should be to remove any elements in your home that might be subliminal causes of stress. Health experts explain that decluttering is a form of self-care that puts your mind at ease. As you organize your belongings, keep in mind that some storage methods can double as appealing parts of your decor.


For example, your living room will gain a clean and sleek appearance if you use proper cable management or carefully select your coffee table decorations. Personalizing the appearance of a space can really help you feel at peace in your own home.


2. Establish a Home Office

While many remote workers can make do with their dining room table or a small corner of the living room, there is no replacement for a proper home office. Designating a room in your house as a dedicated workspace can do wonders for your productivity. This is especially important for busy parents who might benefit from the physical and mental layer of separation that a home office can provide from other responsibilities around the house.


At its core, establishing a home office means turning a room into a hub where all of your necessary work equipment is located. It is also important to decorate the room with plants or other items that brighten your mood and keep you cheerful throughout the work day.


3. Improve the Lighting Situation

Proper lighting is good for your mental wellness as well as productivity. One modern method for improving the lighting in your home is to make use of pendant lighting. Pendants are ideal of spaces with high ceilings, but they are also effective for targeting high-use areas like a kitchen island.


Pendant lights come in a huge variety of shapes and styles, so consider researching all your options. Clever use of pendants can enable you to layer lighting in creative and appealing ways.


4. Consider a Relocation

If your current space cannot accommodate your needs, it might be time to think about making a big move. As a parent, you might be eager to settle down in your dream home where your children can grow and your work-from-home career can prosper. Search for a property that has plenty of space for both your family and your ideal home office. Location is also important for the sake of convenience and the possibility of forming strong business connections in your local area.


Making significant updates to your home can seem like a huge undertaking. As a busy parent, you might feel like you don't have the time to renovate and certainly not to relocate. Even so, investing in a living space that makes it easier to relax and work is likely to pay off for you and your family in a big way.


The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team can help you find your dream home. When you’re ready to start looking, call (770) 521-7864 or email [email protected].

Article via Erin Reynolds with DIY Mama, image via Pinterest.  


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