If you have found yourself working from home for the foreseeable future, it’s important to set yourself up for success. While working remotely can be disruptive to your regular routine, it offers the advantages of setting your own schedule and saving time and money by eliminating your daily commute. To ensure the success of your new work routine, here are four must-haves in a productive home office.
When working from home, the most important consideration is creating a distinct workspace to prevent your work from encroaching upon your personal life. If you don’t have a dedicated office or study to work out of at home, opt for a nook in the house that is quiet and away from high-traffic areas to prevent distraction.Once you have found your space, measure up and think about the amount of space you have to work with. This will inform your decisions around furniture. When selecting your perfect desk, ensure it is small enough to remain discreet yet large enough to accommodate for your stationery, computer, and paperwork.
Each decision you make around the design of your home office should revolve around one key word: efficiency. Whether you have a grand home office or small study nook, your home office should have all the practicalities to support you through your working day.Your best bet for this is using multi-functional furniture. The ETO Desk, for instance, is a great way to ensure you are fully prepared for your day’s work. It offers interchangeable lighting, wireless charging accessories and cable management, as well as a slim drawer unit to store everyday items. These accessories allow you to truly customise your desk to ensure maximum workspace while keeping all your necessities close-by.
Comfort is key when it comes to selecting the ideal chair for your home office. You are selecting the piece of furniture you could be sitting on for 40 hours a week, so it’s important to select a chair that offers adequate back support and the durability to withstand frequent usage.Different back shapes and chair moulds will offer varied levels of support for you and your back, so its important to take the time to enter a store and try out several options to work out which is right for you. Ideally, opt for a chair that allows you to select between a low, mid or high back height and look out for chairs with many years of warranty to back up their claims.
Organisation is one of those things we often neglect until it’s too late and we are surrounded by stacks of files, coffee mugs and bills that we keep meaning to put somewhere. Setting up a clear organisation system at the beginning will do you a world of good in the long run and prevent the stress of a messy and disorganised work environment. The key to an organised work space is to cull what you don’t need.Go through all your files, paperwork and stationery and get rid of everything you don’t need to prevent clutter. Drawer organisers will ensure that everything is visible at a glance and a traditional desktop pen-holder on the desk will provide ease of access. Investing in a good bookcase, like the Dainelli Libreria Bookcase, is also a great way to store books and files. Organising your work items into the individual cells of the bookcase ensures everything has a place to come back to, preventing a stack of files accumulating on your desktop.
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