Working from home can be efficient, provided you’re doing it in an area that lets you be as productive as possible. If you want to make the most out of your office space, read on:
Find a space in your home which you believe to be most convenient for work use. It should be somewhere quiet and with sufficient lighting and space for you to get work done.
As your office is based at home, your work and homes lives will intermingle. A whole room in your home is ideal for a home office, but if this isn’t possible there is a possible workaround.
You should ensure your space is as free as it can be of distractions, such as gaming consoles and television, and that it’s also somewhat divided from the rest of the room. You could consider installing a physical divide to create a border of sorts between your work and living spaces.
Find some comfort
Since working from home means spending a lot of time in one place, you should make sure it meets a satisfactory level of comfort. Keep it simple and organised, but don’t make it one big boring room devoid of personality; add something extra like posters, plants, photos, stationery etc.
A home office also means a lot of sitting, so (if you don’t already) start practicing good posture (a good office chair will help with this).
Lighting is also an important factor; by situating your desk close to a window you’ll attract plenty of natural light in. For the darker hours, a desk lamp can come in handy.
Introduce an easy to follow storage system to keep your space organised. This can be achieved without spending a fortunate; examples include desk trays, shelving, hanging boxes and a notice board. It’s key to make the most of any spare space you might have, including under the desk itself – this is a popular area for extra drawers, as well as larger items like a printer or scanner.
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