I'll be honest, I catch myself saying things like, "I'll look when I get back to the office." or "Let me check the warehouse." The reality is my office is in my basement and my warehouse is my garage. I am rarely not more than 10 steps from either of them.
So why do I struggle with keeping it real? Working from home is becoming more and more common but I still struggle with the stigma that working from home means you rarely work and simply sit in your sweatpants and take naps (I did take a nap on Monday but it was my Birthday so back off).
I even struggle taking pictures of my work space because it is in various stages of construction and doesn't look "picture perfect".
Well folks...it's time to show the real chaos (organized chaos) of Elements! We can no longer park in the garage and have to weave between boxes of books to get to shovels but building this business with little overhead and no debt makes it worth it!
There used to be 150 boxes of books in this section after I purchased a large amount about a month ago. I hope to get through the last of these today. Then I plan on building shelves in that corner to hold color coordinated totes of books. Progress!
My little rugrats stay home with me every Monday and Wednesday. This is the aftermath of yesterday. YES...I drew a line and they each had to stay on their own side so they wouldn't fight. It worked for about an hour before Oliver started to reach over the line to take Paisley's toys stating "I'm not on her side...my feet are still on my side." A perfect example of those moments of frustration but also pride that your child is smart.
All those boxes of books get sorted and are color coordinated. They are then sorted within the colors and ready to be broken up into decorative book sets. Yes, that is a sheet of drywall on the left. I basically move it around the room everyday until the contractor (my Dad) tells me that he doesn't need it anymore. P.S. drywall is heavy...and BIG.
So there it is. The not so glamorous reality of a small home business!
I leave the house about twice a week, listen to music, talk to myself, rarely stop working and love every minute.