With Xcode 13 and later, notarization via command-line has come down to these 2 basically:
Submitting your app to the Apple App Store is somewhat “straightforward”, however, if you want to export your app to list it on a 3rd party app store or sell it directly to your customers then you have to notarize your app.
For me personally, it is a mixed feeling working from home. On one hand, I have the flexibility with when to work and when not to but on the other hand, it is sometimes hard for me to find that fine line between work and life. There are days when I keep working even after office hours without realizing that I have got my life wife too :)