Should Sweat Pants Be Banned If You Work At Home?

If you work at home, you know how hard it can be to juggle it all. Anyone who thinks work-at-homers have it easy has no idea how difficult it can be to mix business with, well, just about everything else! elizabeth cassidy and Laurie Lawson of Coaches on the Edge are here with hysterical yet truthful tips to help you stay sane:

When the time comes to work at home, please follow these fool-proof tips. I can't speak for Laurie, but this fool didn't and now I wish I had a fairy god mama that would have pointed me in the right direction. Coaches on the Edge Fairy Dust is now available for $9.99 plus $0.09 S&H. Just send the checks to my house. Laurie doesn't need to know.

workathomeincurlers elizabeth: Number One with a bullet: For the love of God and everything we hold dear in this world, do not, I repeat, do not buy sweat pants for comfort while working. You can be just as brilliant in your own damn trousers! I fell under the spell of "well, they are kind of cool black sweats and I did not buy them at Wal-Mart and I could even go walking with them on" line of crap. I don't care if Giorgio Armani designed sweats for his couture line. Do not wear them at home while working. They do have their place - putting laundry in, cleaning out a litter box or 5 but if you sit in front of your computer for 8 to 12 hours a day, you will have develop a HUGE butt and don't get me started on the land where small waistlines go. You need to feel the cold, hard metal of a zipper against your flesh each day of your life.

Laurie: Number Two: Caller ID is a must. Tell people that you are working from home and suddenly you become the perfect candidate to wait for the cable guy, meet little Johnny after school because he got detention, take the car to the garage, the pants to the cleaners, and any other job that no one else wants to do. Don't pick up the phone until you see who is calling. Unless it's Publisher's Clearing House telling you that you've won, let the answering machine get it.

elizabeth: Number Three: Get outside everyday. Regardless of the weather, open the front door, crack open a window and escape. Don't put it off until later in the day because you know damn well you won't do it. Don't wait till the cops show up because the neighbors thought they smelled something funky coming from your house. You don't need to read your obituary in the paper. They always put a picture of you with in your eyes closed. Take the cat for a walk.

Laurie: Number Four: Make sure your Mute button works. In case you didn't follow advice in Tip Number Two and picked up the phone, you may as well use the time productively. You can wash dishes, empty garbage cans, shred documents, and take bathroom breaks while you're on the phone getting your next assignment from those who think working at home = free time. Just make sure you ask a question that requires a long answer and then mute while you flush.

elizabeth: Number Five: Cleanliness is next to impossible if you don't bathe.
I could write a book, but I am in the shower.

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