If you’re a parent with a disability, you likely spend a lot of time at home. Between managing your parenting responsibilities and navigating the daily challenges posed by your disability, it can be tough to find paying work that offers the flexibility you need.
Many companies have made this shift permanent. This shift to remote work means more people have created workspaces in their homes to do their job. Creating a happy, productive work environment is key to success when working from home.
Working from home can be just as stressful as punching a time clock at a cubicle each day. Although you no longer have a commute, it can feel nearly impossible to break away from work, even when you’re supposed to be attending to yourself and your family.
According to estimates, there are 15 million home-based businesses in the United States. Some small business owners shy away from taking home office deductions because they fear it will trigger an audit by the IRS. However, you should take the deduction if you qualify for it.
A home office should be quiet and distraction free. Unfortunately, that’s difficult to achieve when your family is home while you work. If your home lacks a dedicated office or spare bedroom, look to out-of-the-way spaces like attics, basements, and garages.
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