If you are working from home, you would ideally have an office area you can seek refuge in, creating a boundary between work-life and home-life. However, we know many people don’t have this luxury. However, it is vital to create an area where you can work in comfort, and allow yourself to focus on the task at hand.
At Bond Oxborough Phillips, we are pleased to say we have assisted many homeowners prepare their home. You don’t need to sell your home to benefit from staging it with a purpose in mind. We are more than happy to assist you in the process, and if you have no space for a home office, consider these following tips.
If you don’t have space for a desk, an option may be to arrange a standing desk arrangement in your kitchen. By placing some books or sturdy boxes on the worktop surface, you can raise your laptop to eye level, which is recommended to minimise neck pain.
This may not be ideal, but if you need to work from home, and desperately need an area you can utilise quickly, this is a great way to set up and get to work.
Try to find an area with natural light
You may not have too many options to consider, but if you have a space with natural light, this should be a forerunner in your options. This space will make you feel better, it may limit the strain on your eyes, and if it is sunny, you will feel some benefit.
We may not be able to spend too much time outside of home right now, so if you can maximise the amount of natural light you benefit from, it will be a smart idea. Understandably, if you can position yourself near any large windows, you will have a more than suitable starting point when working from home.
Can you replicate your work environment at home?
If you intend on doing the same level of work at home as you do in the office, it makes sense to replicate your surroundings. Of course, this may not be possible. If you use two monitors at work, you may need to limit yourself to using just one at home.
However, a household which has tablets or smartphones can provide a different screen or a way to communicate clearly. Using a tablet isn’t ideal or the preferred option for everyone, but if you only need to check in occasionally, or meet for conference calls, this may be a suitable option.
With working from home growing in popularity, there is a lot more technology options to consider. It may be a small investment now will help you utilise this space and what time you have.
At Bond Oxborough Phillips, we aim to support the local community as much as we can, and we know this is an extremely trying time. A lot of people are looking for support and guidance, and if you have any property or housing related questions, we are more than happy to assist you, so contact us today.