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By Tim Riley
Stunned, you hang up the phone. Your client wants to meet you at work. You work at home and your home is a wreck. Travails like this happen to home-based workers all the time. Sometimes you can avoid the home meeting by reserving a meeting room at the library or a nearby facilities provider, but at at the last minute, you have limited options. The following 10 tips for cleaning up before a home client meeting will help you prepare.
1. First Impressions Count
Walk up to your door while looking through the eyes of your client. Notice what problems seem worst problems and tackle them first. Spend the most time and effort cleaning up areas that will provide the most noticeable improvement. Vacuuming under the sofa can probably wait until later.
2. Limit Time Spent On A Task
Set time limits for your cleaning activities. When a task takes longer than the allotted time, consider moving on to something which can offer better results. The goal is to get the most productivity out of the limited time you have available. (more…)