3 Secrets to a Productive Home Office
May 20, 2020
Somehow you found yourself having to work from home. Perhaps it’s a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, or even just by your own choice. The fact is, working from home and from an office are very different experiences, as you may have noticed.
The complaints against working from home are endless - unproductive workspace, isolation, endless distractions, loss of personal time.
But the list of benefits is even longer. For one, you have the freedom to create the perfect space to get your work done, you have a quieter space, and the potential to get a lot more work done than in an office. And the best part is, with just a few changes to your space, you could transform your home office into the ultimate productive workspace.
Here are three tips for creating the best possible home office with whatever space you have.
1. Pick a Dedicated Space
This is key if you’re to get any work done at home. If you have a spare room in your home that you can completely transform into an office, then go for it. But a whole room is not needed. You could choose a dedicated space in your living or dining room just for work.
If you wish to take this a step further, you could add dividers or curtains to completely separate your office from the rest of the room. If possible, try to stay out of your bedroom.
2. Get a Comfortable Desk Setup
Now that you have space picked out, it’s time to talk desk. You want to choose a desk that can store all your work essentials without getting cluttered. This is key. Consider all that you use to get your job done, and pick a desk that can store everything in an organized way.
This could mean choosing a desk with sufficient drawers, or even one that has enough space for a printer. Analyze your work needs and pick a desk that meets those needs. And don’t forget to pick a comfortable, adjustable chair.
3. Proper Lighting
Lighting and fresh air play a massive role in your productivity and your mood. The more natural light you can let into your workspace the better. But natural light is not always possible, especially in those dark, cold winter months. The lack of sunlight can be depressing.
A good LED desk lamp goes a long way in fixing this issue. LED lights last longer, and tend to be brighter and closer to natural light than regular bulbs. Even better if you can get an all-in-one lamp like this one. That way you’ll have the lighting you need, and other office necessities without the hassle.
With a dedicated space and functional, effective work tools, you can watch your productivity skyrocket. To check out other office equipment for a better workspace, visit our online store and browse to your heart’s content.