As a result of this year’s pandemic, many people made the move to home working for the first time. And for many people, that move has now become a permanent one.
But unless you’re blessed with a home with a lot of space, it’s likely you’ve had to create a work station wherever you can find room in your home. And as office equipment isn’t always the most attractive, you might find your work-life clashing with your home-life more than you’d like.
Fortunately, there are some great tips to make your home working space fit in with your home, helping you find the perfect balance for your new way of working.
Make sure you’ve got the right equipment
To be able to work from home effectively, you’re going to need the right equipment. This will include a good computer, keyboard and mouse. A laptop is ideal as a portable option, in case you ever need to go to the office or meet with colleagues, while cordless equipment will mean you won’t have to deal with messy wires cluttering up your home.
When it comes to IT for working from home, you’ll need a good router, as well as some online tools to help you work productively. Speak to your employer about the support and they can put in place to help you do your job from home.
Choose matching furniture
One way to make your home workspace look less imposing is to choose furniture that matches your existing decor. There are a lot of beautiful desks and chairs that will look less corporate and more cozy, in-keeping with your home.
Alternative, choose fold-away solutions that mean your office can be packed away when not in use.
Keep clutter at bay
It’s easy for your workspace to take over your home, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can start by adopting a paperless approach at home. Using a digital note-taking system can help, so check out some Notability alternatives for Windows to see what your options are. Make sure you’ve got some storage to put away anything you don’t want to be seen at the end of the working day to help get your home back in order.
Use a monitor that doubles as a TV
Using a monitor becomes important after a while, especially if you’re spending all day on a laptop. However, if you can find a monitor that can double as a TV, it could be a much better fit for your home – especially if your home working space is located in the bedroom! Get some help deciding on a TV versus a monitor to help you work out which one is best for you.
No matter what the size of your home, you can make your working space fit within it. It can take some getting used to, but finding a way to make it work will help you establish a new normal that will help you enjoy the best of both worlds.