If you’re asking the question “why should I spend money on a home office?” you need to take a moment to rephrase the question to “what can I do to make working from home a positive experience?”
Life is all about finding our comfort and maximizing efficiency, especially during these times of turmoil where hard work is more crucial than ever to ensure the survival of companies and businesses, as well as your own job.
While working from home might seem like a reminder of the current state of the world and deteriorating economy, it can also be an opportunity to bridge that gap between working at the office and working from home.
Many more employers are more open to the idea of having remote workers and people are beginning to understand the appeal of being with their families during the day, especially since there’s been an increase in productivity.
Get a proper office table
While many of us make do with a small coffee table or working at the dining table, it’s much more efficient to have a designated area for you to work from.
You won’t have to clear off when it’s time for dinner and can have everything set up just the way you want it instead of setting it up every day.
An office table doesn’t mean a standard office table with three open drawers – you can opt for a ladder table that’s all the rage at the moment.
Not only does it bring a decorative element to the room where you place it, it is also highly functionable.
Get a storage area
Clutter piling up on your desk? It helps to have extra storage beside you, you can use a bin or a multi-layered wheelie.
This doesn’t mean that it’s reserved solely for your documents and office items – you can dress it up with your favorite books, a plant or two, as well as your snacks.
If you ever have to move your workstation elsewhere, you can relocate it with easy function and form.
Get a board
Having everything on a board is both visually satisfying and functional, you can keep details of your meeting or other reminders to help keep you organised.
Pin a few things that matter most to you to help keep you focused – it can be a picture of your bucket-list trip, or a photo of your child.
Anything that motivates you to keep working, it will add a touch of intimacy to a space dedicated to your work – in fact, this is something that should be done at your actual office if you haven’t done so already, nothing like a little reminder of why you’re working so hard.