Working from home comes with a lot of perks – getting to decide your own hours and workload are only some of them. But having a home office can also make it more difficult to create a work-life balance and a conducive workspace that supports your productivity. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can try to upgrade your home office.
Make a Designated Space
Find a space in your home that you can reserve for work and work only. While kitchen table might hold your papers, it is a good idea to have a desk where you don’t always have to declutter whenever you need to eat or host a dinner party.
Stock Up on the Essentials
Need some office printers, specialty software or a rolling whiteboard? While these things may seem like a splurge, investing in them can help you achieve optimal productivity and reduce your long-term spending.
Ergonomic chairs and desks save your posture and make working long hours much more bearable. Invest in adjustable rolling chairs, and keep your screens and speakers at eye level for ultimate comfort and minimum neck and shoulder pain.
Getting some drawers or vertical storage system for your increasing number of hardware and documents is essential for a functional workspace. This also applies to digital storage – keep your files safe with external hard drive, or upload them to a cloud server.