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Debate: Can you be an entrepreneur and a parent?

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Information | Posted on 16-09-2013

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With the internet making it far easier for entrepreneurs to stay in control of their business ventures from home, an increasing number of people are juggling their working life with life at home.

Indeed, it’s this ability to juggle multiple tasks that can set the most successful of entrepreneurs apart from the rest. The simple answer to the question of whether you can be an entrepreneur and a parent is yes. Here, we look at a few tips to help you succeed in doing so.

 

Avoid having to multi-task

The balance of working at home does of course require you to juggle tasks but that needn’t mean doing things simultaneously. As a recent Guardian article points out, the best way to work from home is to separate your tasks. You might find it easier to set aside certain periods of time for certain tasks – so spend an hour working before taking another hour to take care of your kids.

Use good software

Part of being able to work successfully from home is the ability to make use of key tools. When it comes to your finances, for example, it can help to consider a sage accounting solution. This will allow you to manage things easily from one place, freeing up time to take care of the things that matter.

Create a dedicated work space

It can be easy for work and play to blend into one another, preventing you from dedicating yourself to either one fully. The simplest way to take care of this is to create a dedicated work space. Be sure to create this space away from other distractions, letting yourself know that the space is for one purpose and one purpose only.

Take steps to make your work space comfortable as well as distancing yourself from the rest of the house. Consider using room separators if you don’t have a spare room. It might also be useful to use headphones to block out any noises coming from the rest of the house.

Make a daily schedule

It’s easier to take care of your separate tasks if you have a clear idea of what exactly you need to do. Each day, you can begin by making a schedule which includes everyone of your tasks; relating both to the kids and to work. This schedule will not only help keep work and play separate but will also help you to stay on top of tasks.

Review: Portable Laundry Bag from Brabantia

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Home & Lifestyle, Information, Product Reviews | Posted on 04-04-2013

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Since becoming a parent – and also a product reviewer – I find myself getting weirdly excited about the strangest things. You’ll all no doubt recall my maddening enthusiasm for a washing line last year, well this year I’m continuing the washing theme by getting a little carried away with a laundry bag. Yes, a LAUNDRY BAG. Clearly I need help.
Its so pretty. *Ahem* Anyway, the team at Brabantia have done it again with this functional yet fun laundry bag. It has a round opening at the top to toss in your laundry. Whats a bit genius about this bag however is that the top folds out so the round opening forms a handle which you can either carry with your hand or wear over your shoulder.
It has a capacity of 55 litres and once full that equates a standard 10 kg load in your washing machine. We are using ours as somewhere to put dirty towels which previously used to fill our existing laundry baskets. Now once this is full I know I have a full load for my washing machine. I can just carry the bag downstairs and load the machine up. So easy and so convenient. What’s more the bag looks nice. Available in a range of colours – Pansy Purple which you see here, Caribbean Blue, Lipstick Red, Lemon Yellow and Grey – the bag will brighten up the corner of any room, or in our case, in the hall upstairs.


As well as be a stylish laundry bag, you could also use it to store your children’s toys in. One of these would look great in their bedroom or play room filled with soft toys and teddy bears. 

 

You can find the full range of Laundry Bags on the Brabantia website.