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Old 03-14-2019, 09:36 AM   #1
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For those of you that do not have a dedicated home office space, what do you do to get away to a quiet place to work on estimates and bids?
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:49 AM   #2
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wait for everyone to go to bed.

shut the door.

get up before everyone else.

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wait for everyone to go to bed.

shut the door.

get up before everyone else.

That about sums it up then
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I used to goto the library.
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It's impossible even with a home office, I can't get fvck all done in my office at home, I take my laptop to a quiet jobsite.
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A whole lot of benefits to having your office in a different building than your home. Leave work in the other building, then when you are home its for home / family time. Don't take all those after hours texts and calls either, that's what voice mail is for.
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Early morning, late night, or jobsite.
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A whole lot of benefits to having your office in a different building than your home. Leave work in the other building, then when you are home its for home / family time. Don't take all those after hours texts and calls either, that's what voice mail is for.
That would be ideal for sure.
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You need an office if you don't have one, put a small desk or anything anywhere, where you can get away from distractions and do estimates, make calls, etc.
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You need an office if you don't have one, put a small desk or anything anywhere, where you can get away from distractions and do estimates, make calls, etc.
We are in the process of preparing to build a house and the plans have a safe room inside the home but we don’t want that and so I’m planning on using that space as an office. It won’t be the biggest but it will be an area I can **** the door and get away, and keep papers and plans spread out.
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At one time, I seriously considered building a shed in my backyard. Finish it off. Put a PTAC unit in.

Before that, I was at the dining room table. Then I had a room in the basement. Moved to a smaller house and had room in the garage, for a while.

Now I have an office. Worth it.
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Emptied out a closet in a laundry room. Put a door on the room, built in a little desk inside the closet. Mounted monitors on the wall. Shelves above.

Closet doors open? It's time for business. When they're closed, you can't even tell anything is out of the ordinary.
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At one time, I seriously considered building a shed in my backyard. Finish it off. Put a PTAC unit in.

Before that, I was at the dining room table. Then I had a room in the basement. Moved to a smaller house and had room in the garage, for a while.

Now I have an office. Worth it.
I’ve thought about doing that too.

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