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60-Second Commute: A Guide to Your 24/7 Home Office Life, The by Ph.D. Kathy Levinson,, Erica Orloff

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Chapter 2. Creating a Space for Your 60-Second Commute

If you want to set up a home office, there's one key element you need before you get rolling—a home! Whether it's an apartment, cottage, condominium, cabin in the woods, mansion, ranch house, or Cape Cod charmer, if you work from home, you will need to create a space from which to work inside that home.

This may sound simple enough, but in fact, creating a professional space that can co-exist with your nonprofessional life, as well as, often, gremlins (a.k.a. those cute kids you have), can require careful planning and thought.

A Room with a View—of the Laundry

Let's start with the physical office. First, it would be nice if you had an actual dedicated office with a door. Note we said it would ...

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