To continue our post on “Sunday Productivity”, many interior designers have the perk (or curse) of working from home. Working from home can be freeing and fun, but sometimes it’s easy to fall into a rut or get behind in tasks. Any procrastinators in the house?
Here are some tips for staying on the money, and keeping a sliver of sanity for you work-at-home interior designers:
It’s no secret, nobody wants to hustle on a Sunday off, but using downtime to catch up on the more mundane tasks can give you a leg up on a busy week to come. Imagine going in on Monday with a clear mind, and workable schedule!
Before we dive into the world of interior design project management software, it’s important to review your company’s current procedure. Answer the following questions…
- What is your current system?
- How much time are you spending reviewing and organizing your projects?
- What’s working?
- What isn’t working?
- Do you keep messy notebooks?
- Are you and your team on the same page?
- Are all of your projects meeting expectations?
- Is there an easier way?
- Do you go home with headaches?
1. Cloud Access
Much like other interior design software (like Studio WebWare, Designer Advantage, and QuickBooks), Design Manager is based in the cloud. That means that anyone on your team can access it at any time, from a Mac or PC. This is so important to staying efficient. Desktop applications are quickly becoming obsolete, and for good reason. The cloud is where it’s at.