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Old 04-12-2013, 11:15 AM
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Red face Overwhelmed with house chores and laundry

I telecommute two days a week and drive myself crazy cleaning the house and doing laundry while I am home working.

Don't get me wrong, my work is without a doubt top priority and my main focus but while I am home I drive myself crazy trying to do extra chores and whatnot all day long on top of working!

It seems like I have much higher standards for myself since I telecommute two days a week or I feel like I should do it all on those two days.

I'm not sure but I am exhausted on the two days I am home. I thought I was supposed to be relaxing, ha.

Anybody else do this to themselves or have a cure?

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:20 PM
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I am a work at home mom of 5 children, 4 goes to school. I take them to and from school everyday. I cook, clean, pay the bills since hubby is military and is at work during the day and gets off at strange times. I work in the evenings 5 days a week. I also work during the day when I have free time. I have a calendar to schedule appointments or to keep up with stuff. I try to multi task as well.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:20 PM
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I work at home too and also seem to spend a lot of time on things like cleaning and household chores. But I try to think of the time I'd be spending if I was commuting back and forth to a non work at home job. Guess that kind of makes up for it.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:35 PM
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I have 5 kids at home but my work is flexible so I just work when I can, do chores when I can, etc. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed but I wouldn't trade it for the world! I love being a work at home mom and I am so thankful that I have not had to work outside of the home since my oldest was born.

Working from home can definitely be challenging though, and I know what you mean, I feel like I need to be cleaning all the time LOL. Maybe what you could do on your days home is have a schedule where you set aside time for work and time for cleaning. Just because you're working from home doesn't mean you're not working, so don't feel bad if you're not cleaning the whole house at the same time!
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:59 PM
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I completely understand! Perhaps you could try making yourself a schedule? Like I will only work from X to X and then chores from X to X. That might help!
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:36 AM
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I completely understand . Working from homes is a huge blessing ... But when I'm fully working from home I'm way busier than the times I've had an "out of the house " job
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:41 AM
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Oh I hear ya!! It's a huge task trying to balance out work, home, & family. I work outside the house and try to work my home business in every time slot I can find. I have 3 kids, but they are older now so it has got a little easier, but sometimes the housework just needs to wait and I have my girls help me more now with that

Have a great weekend! Alison
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:38 AM
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My advice do your best & forget the rest
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:56 AM
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My advice do your best & forget the rest
I agree!
Somedays I just need a minute to regroup and recharge!
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:46 AM
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Buy some new flowers for the garden, make a glass of iced tea, find a sunny spot..... you will feel SO much better

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