Joanne Conway | Hingham Real Estate, Cohasset Real Estate, Scituate Real Estate, Hull Real Estate


You thought that working from home was the ideal solution to your crazy daycare and commuting routine. You discussed it with your partner for weeks, spent hours convincing your boss, and her boss, and here you are in your pajamas two months later wondering what you've done. The house is a wreck. There are dishes in the sink. You haven't had a shower in what seems like days (it was only yesterday). The dirty laundry has piled up so high that it spills out the door of the laundry room … and the baby's crying … and the phone's ringing … and that project is due! 

How could such a great idea, that works perfectly for so many others, be such a disaster for you?

Take a deep breath! Let it out slowly.

The truth is, most first-time telecommuters or from-home contractors experience complications in the first few months. Many do not realize that their commute time indeed was productive in a way because they could plan and focus in their heads so that they can start right in a soon as they reach the office (after that cup of coffee, though). At home, you tend to jump right in, directly after you've thrown in a load of laundry, the baby's fed—and you hope will play happily for the next 45 minutes—and do the dishes. The first few days go so great that you feel entirely productive. You got more work done because you didn't have that side trip to daycare on your commute to the office.

Within a few weeks or so, however, this house of cards tumbles down. Now, you not only have a chaotic household, but you're also feeling less productive than you did in the first week and you hope no one wants to Skype because you don't look or feel like the professional you once were.

Get back that commute time

Reclaim your commute time. Even though the commute is only from your kitchen to your home office, take back the 20-30 minutes you need to get your head in the game. Sit down with that extra cup of coffee and mentally run through your to-do list.

Become hyper-focused

When managing a workload with at-home parenting, control the time baby is asleep or occupied by focusing entirely on work. The baby doesn't mind you folding laundry while he's awake. Do household chores when you're in mommy or daddy mode, but as soon as the baby is asleep or with someone else, focus only on work.

Your original plan was a good one. It will work, just a little differently than you'd planned.

If your home isn’t suited to a home office, ask your real estate professional to show you some options in your neighborhood.


This Condo in Hull, MA recently sold for $1,340,000. This Townhouse style home was sold by Joanne Conway - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


1 Longbeach Ave, Hull, MA 02045

Condo

$1,395,000
Price
$1,340,000
Sale Price

6
Rooms
2
Beds
3
Baths
Amazing views from this penthouse unit in a one-of-a-kind 16 unit building! Views of Nantasket Beach, Boston Skyline, World's End & North Shore. Walk in & say "WOW"! Open floor plan is perfect for entertaining or just comfortable living. Gourmet kitchen includes large 5' x 8' granite counter center island, entertaining peninsula with Riverstone granite & wine fridge, stainless appliances & a large 8' x 10' walk in pantry. Soaring ceilings in the over sized living room with doors that open out onto a generous 12' x 45' Ipe deck. Center fireplace can be enjoyed while sitting in the living room, dining room and kitchen area. Spacious study with built in cabinet & desk. Large master suite with lots of closet & large master bath with walk in shower, soaking tub and double sinks. Grand 2nd bedroom with sitting area, walk in closet & door out to private 6' x 17' deck. Entertainment system. Natural gas outlet for grill on deck, 2 storage units and 2 garage spaces. What's not to love!




This Condo in Hingham, MA recently sold for $384,500. This Mid-Rise style home was sold by Joanne Conway - William Raveis Real Estate and Home Services.


2703 Hockley Drive, Hingham, MA 02043

Condo

$384,500
Price
$384,500
Sale Price

5
Rooms
2
Beds
2
Baths
Hingham Woods 2nd floor unit with wood floors, in- unit laundry and balcony are just some of the features in this lovely condo. Beautiful updated kitchen, stylish new floors, freshly painted and more. Enjoy the fireplace in the open concept living room, dining room and kitchen area. Skylights and cathedral ceiling add light and spaciousness to this updated home. Enjoy the in-ground pool, tennis court, exercise room and club house. Adjacent to Bare Cove Park with lots of walking trails. Close to shopping and restaurants. Easy to get to the commuter boat and Greenbush train line.

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162 Gannett, Scituate, MA 02066

Single-Family

$869,000
Price

10
Rooms
4
Beds
2/1
Full/Half Baths
An Exquisite Classic Farmhouse updated throughout offering a contemporary aesthetic, while maintaining the former 1852 Beach Street School House. A mix of historic detailing & modern contemporary with a wide open kitchen & great room with French doors leading to a charming three season glass/screen porch with a newly added deck & outdoor shower. The beautifully landscaped .75 acre yard abuts the 40 acre Hubble Preserve conservation land! Old Gannett Rd is a hidden gem off the beaten path with one way access avoiding the bustle of cars while maintaining a convenient prime location. High ceilings, fine detail, gorgeous built-ins & fresh paint creates a wow factor throughout the entire living space, including the FP living room, stunning dining room & high end kitchen with large island, farmhouse sink, soapstone counters & Dacor range. The master suite boasts a beamed cathedral ceiling & French doors leading to a private deck overlooking the property. Close to Minot Beach & MBTA.
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