If you’re working from home, you
need a dedicated workspace. Nothing is worse for your productivity than moving
between the couch and kitchen table, plugging away at your work while trying—in
vain—to escape the distractions of daily household life. Carving out a special
place for work will make a huge difference in your motivation, mood, and work
efficiency! Here are some tips to help you create a home office that will
Choose Your Space Wisely
When selecting your workspace,
consider the day-to-day life of your household so you can minimize
If possible, set up your office in a separate
room so you can close the door and focus when your family is home.
If you don’t have a spare bedroom or quiet corner where you can
set up a desk, consider converting
your garage into a distraction-free workspace!
Rent a storage unit
to get clutter and bulky furniture out of your new workspace.
It’s easy to get distracted, even
in a dedicated office space. Take steps to eliminate anything from your office
that could hurt your productivity.
Hang a calendar or to-do list
in your office to help you stay focused.
distractions can be as simple as steering clear of the tv and setting office
Keep your personal phone out of reach or turn
it off during work hours.
Organize and Keep Things Neat
No one wants to work around a bunch
of clutter. Use shelving and other simple storage solutions to keep clutter
Get rid of anything you rarely
use, like extra pens or a second stapler.
wires by choosing wireless devices for your office.
Use floating shelves, filing
cabinets, and cupboards to store your office supplies.
Think About Ergonomics
Comfort is also important for
productivity, so pay attention to ergonomics when setting up your home
Get an office
chair that allows you to sit with your elbows and knees at 90-degree
your monitor directly at eye-height to keep your neck straight.
Remember to take frequent breaks to stand
up, walk around, and stretch out those stiff muscles.
Working from home doesn’t have to
be a constant battle against distractions. By keeping your home office clean,
comfortable, and organized, you may even feel a little excited to start work in