Tips for Creating a Home Office

Advances in technology and business practices have made working from home much more common than ever before, with more people regularly working remotely instead of spending all their time inside an office.

There’s lots of advantages to working from home, including the savings in time and money created by skipping the daily commute. However, it does create the need to supply yourself with a pleasant and efficient work space, instead of relying on your employers to do if for you.

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Your home office needs to be somewhere that you can work from comfortably and without distraction, otherwise your work will suffer and you will find your remote privileges being reassessed quite quickly.

Here’s some helpful tips for creating a home office!

Get the computer furniture right

If you’re working from home, the chances are that your main essential work device is a computer, so you need to ensure that your office is set up correctly. If you use a laptop, a stand might be required to get the screen matching you’re height to safely use for extended periods of time. If you’re still using a desktop, a simple thing like a CPU holder to store it under your desk will make a big difference.

Get comfortable

Being at home gives you more freedom to move around than at work, but the visions of sunning yourself in the garden are likely to stay as visions rather than the reality. You’re more likely to stay seated at your desk for the majority of the day. So you need to get a comfortable ergonomic chair and quite possibly a foot rest to make sure that you don’t end the day with aches and pains.

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Don’t forget the little things

There’s more to your desk in your home office than just a computer, so don’t neglect stocking up on things like pens and markers and post-it notes. You will still need to use these just as often as if you were in a real office, but now you can’t just get them from the stationery cupboard.

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Think about storage

This is another aspect that we take for granted when we go to work; having somewhere to store our papers and notepads, etc. It’s possibly even more important in a home office, where your work information could potentially mix in with all of your home paperwork like insurance documents, bank statements, etc. It’s best to invest in a separate filing cabinet and drawers to ensure that work documents aren’t mislaid.

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Make it a nice place to be

Don’t forget this is your home. You may be getting paid to work, but it’s still your property and you have the right to decorate however you want (as long as it looks professional when you’re on Skype calls, etc), so make sure you’re enjoying the benefits of being in your own home by making it look the way you want it to look, even if it’s just a case of having some flowers on display.

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