With bomb cyclones, blizzards and polar vortexes attacking cities across the country, many professionals will be working from home this week.
It may seem like working from home is the ideal excuse for breakfast in bed, but it can also mean losing precious work hours.
"The home office is the worst of both worlds," productivity and organization expert Lisa Zaslow tells CNBC Make It. "You're not at home just watching TV, and you don't have the really good office resources and environment of being in the office."
Check out these eight tricks to make sure you optimize your work from home hours so you can pursue more pleasurable winter activities: