With recent advancements in communications technology, working from home is more popular than ever. However, some people may be hesitant to work from home because they are unsure about how to create a home office they’d actually want to spend time in. Thanks to this handy guide, creating a home office may be easier than you think!
- Create a dedicated space
- Use your walls
- Make your space fun
- Utilize natural light
- Create an ergonomic environment
We recommend you create a dedicated workspace separate from the rest of your home. This doesn’t necessarily mean you must dedicate an entire room to office space, but you should delineate a work-specific space. This will keep the stress of work from spilling over into the rest of your life, and help you focus when it’s time to get down to work.
Creating a dedicated space usually means getting rid of some existing furniture and clutter. If you are going the route of converting an entire room into a home office, you will almost certainly have some furniture you’ll need to get rid of. Junk It! provides junk removal bins that are the right size for any space conversion. Give your local Junk It! a call as we’d be happy to recommend the best sized bin for your needs.
Space for your home office is bound to be limited. Mounting shelving or even your computer monitor on the wall is a great way to save space. A wall-shelving unit can be used to store files, writing materials, or anything else you can think of. The space under your desk is also great for storage.
You will be spending a lot of time in your new home office. Make it a space that you actually like being in. Even throwing up some posters or other art can make a big difference.
We know that the amount of natural light in a space can have a big effect on our mood. A workspace that’s flooded with natural light will help keep your energy level up throughout the day. Natural light is also less straining on one’s eyes than the light from a fluorescent light bulb.
If you’re going to be working in the same position for 8 hours per day, it’s imperative that you maintain proper posture and avoid straining. Your computer screen should be directly across from your eyes, and your knees and pelvis should be flexed at 90-degree angles. These are the main points, but we recommend you read up further on office ergonomics.
Working from home can provide a great lifestyle. Your commute time will be eliminated, and your workspace can be made extremely comfortable. At businesses and other institutions today, working from home is become more and more accepted. If you’ve considered taking the plunge, now may be the time to set up your home office. These tips will help you finally establish the home office you’ve dreamed of.Written November 23, 2015 by