It is quite common today for professionals to work out of their homes. One client I recently worked with is a Mary Kay Sales Representative who has a home based retail business. Because she sees clients in her home, she needed a work space that was inviting, professional, and efficient.
In order to make this happen, we needed to rearrange things. We chose to minimize the clothing in the closet so we could move the “not so attractive, but functional” plastic storage drawers in there. We also then clearly labeled the storage drawers to make things easier to find. We even organized all the products by expiration dates to ensure they were FIFO (First In First Out). After setting up and organizing this new system, we were able to rearrange the rest of the furniture in the room to make it more open and inviting for clients.
Next we needed to create an efficient paperwork management system so order forms, marketing materials, etc. were easily accessible and not cluttering the room or distracting for clients. The new system we set up allowed for the focus to be on the beautiful packaging of the products. A perfect fit for a home based retail business!
I’m so excited for my client (and so is she!) to have prospective buyers enter her “made-over” home office space. Now they are greeted with a tranquil setting, and she is highly efficient when it comes to finding the right product and paperwork to close the deal. Productivity improvement indeed!