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10 Tips to create a Home Office that works for you

Most houses may not be really fit to create a home office setup, but with these 10 tips you may easily create a space whereby you may exploit your house and make an excellent environment for your home office. Every one of us working remotely will face challenges as well as distractions!

There may be several challenges that make the work-from-home scenario increasingly difficult for you. The benefits may make it really worthwhile for you to put in the effort into making this scenario really work for you.

By really putting in a few hours into planning and by developing a few useful habits you could easily make this a real success!

Let’s first define the advantages of  a home office – Covid has been one reason for most of us working from home and it has made many establishments and organizations making this a norm post COVID days as well. Many employers and organizations are finding that they can cut down on huge establishment costs, power bills, and other expenses. But what are the advantages to the employee?

To name a few:

  1. You may avoid the long commute which could be anywhere between half an hour to 1 hour!
  2. You may have flexibility in choosing your work time as well as your break times (few employers give you that freedom as long as their work gets done!)
  3. You have the choice of deciding on the color of your furniture, décor of your workstation etc.

These are just a few of the advantages – you may add those that come to your mind!

Quick tips for creating a Home Office

Let us now delve into giving you your ten tips to making your home office ideal for you and making the whole process pleasurable.

Location of the Home Office

You may well believe that you could work from any place in your home and that you could also choose a different space every day or every time. You may assume that you could work from your bed, from your couch or from any desk. But you would be surprised to know that the best would be to have an ideal space in your house which you could call your workstation – with a proper desk, chair and proper lighting.

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This is the first step to creating your ideal home office to make it a real success! For many of you, you may have an empty room or a small space somewhere in the house that you could convert to a home office. When such a space is not available you could consider using your dining table of your kitchen table into your home-office.

If this is cumbersome then you could come up with a few creative ideas to make this work for you! But surely you need to keep one space that becomes your office space. But make sure you choose a space that is free of distractions.

Space Required

If you are going to have clients visiting you then you may have to consider a space that can accommodate a few people at a time. This is another crucial aspect of running a home office – whether you run your own enterprise or if you work for someone.

While setting up this space you may wish to consider who else uses that particular space in the house. If anyone else in the family uses that particular space for any other purpose then it is important that you plan the time when you would both be using it and plan accordingly. If there is going to be an overlap then you may consider another space altogether!

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Your furniture should serve you best

Ensure that you chose furniture that would serve your particular needs while keeping with aesthetics and taking into consideration your workflow while keeping it functional and beautiful. The furniture should by and large complement the rest of the furniture in the house.

More such tips on “how to make a home office in a small space” will be covered in the next article (part II).

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