Working Remotely? Here Are a Few Changes You Should Make to Your Home

2020 and 2021 have seen huge numbers of switching from working in commercial spaces (such as stores and offices) to working from home. The coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic has seen increasing numbers of businesses start working on a remote basis in order to slow the spread of the virus. This is positive in that it helps more of us comply with social distancing rules and regulations and stay safe. Plus, working from home can come hand in hand with a significant number of perks. At the end of the day, you don’t have to commute, which saves money and shortens your working day. You can wear more comfortable clothes rather than restricting workwear. You can make cheaper and healthier lunches from your kitchen, rather than making rushed packed lunches or relying on local takeaways and fast food options. However, you are going to have to put some effort into making sure that your home is suitable for remote work. You’ll need to make a few changes to your home to make it a great work environment without turning your entire living space into a professional office. Here are a few suggestions that could get the ball rolling.

Working Remotely? Here Are a Few Changes You Should Make to Your Home

Dedicate a Workspace and Make It Positive

First, you need to scope out where you want to work when you’re working from home. You should have a dedicated workspace that you only use for work. This will prevent you from working from your bed, sofa or another space that you associate with relaxation, comfort and winding down. Instead, if you have a spare room, you may want to convert it into a workspace. If you don’t have a spare room, you may want to use your dining table. Then, dedicate some time and effort to making the space positive. Use a cute cat wallpaper on your computer. Make sure there’s plenty of natural light. Make sure it’s well ventilated and comfortably heated.

Invest In A Desk and Chair

If you don’t have a table, you really need to invest in a desk. You shouldn’t be working from a laptop on your lap. A desk will allow you to sit with proper posture and will also ensure that you don’t have to pack up all of your work belongings at the end of each day. Instead, you can leave them in place and have them ready and waiting for the next working morning. If possible, you should invest in an ergonomically designed desk. This is a type of desk that has been specially designed to maximize your posture while you work. Make sure to get an ergonomically designed, comfortable chair with a comfortable and adjustable backrest.  To go with it. Believe it or not, this can help you to avoid painful, chronic conditions, such as repetitive strain injury or back issues.

These are just a few suggestions. But they’re all extremely useful and can really help to make your home a more work friendly space. Who knows how much longer this will go on – you may as well be prepared to ride it out!

Libby

Married for eons, mom of 10, Nonnie to 26 with a great grand coming soon, to add to the mix. Avid reader and photo taker, scrapbook queen and jewelry maker. Collector of dishes, planners and pens. Lover of animals, chocolate and spends…long hours soaking in the spa tub (with a fully charged tablet, diet soda, and grub). She’s worn lots of hats, tossed most to the wind, and doesn’t mind starting all over again. Every day is a new adventure…come along for the ride!

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