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How do interior designers manage their time ?

Does this affect projects?

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Many consultants, and I would include interior designers among them, follow P.A.C.T. for time management, or something similar to this:

P - Primary responsibilities. This is meeting with clients face-to-face, shopping for items, drawing up ideas, etc. Typically 40% of the time, so about 16 hours of billable hours per week. This is what you charge to your clients.

A - Administration. Dealing with email, paying bills, sending out invoices, balancing checkbooks, etc. Not related to any specific client, but needs to get done. This is about 20% of time.

C - Community. This is the time you spend at conferences, conventions, and other places in an effort to meet others in your industry, suppliers, business partners, or to find new clients. About 20% of time.

T - Training. This is either to learn new skills, or in many cases to perform research for new concepts and ideas, perhaps not for a single project or client, but for things that help you in the future. About 20% of time.
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