Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Make Your Home Office Even Better With These Fabulous Ideas

With more and more people choosing to work from home, home offices have had a huge rise in popularity. Whether you’re a freelance writer or starting your own company, it’s a space you cannot do without. You can use it to complete work on and offline from sending emails to packaging orders. But it’s likely that the space you use wasn’t originally intended to be used as an office. It may not be entirely unsuitable for the work you need to complete or hinder your productivity. But how can you change this without remodeling your home? Take a look at these fabulous ideas to make your home office work better for you.


Install more power points

One issue that many people who work from home face is a lack of electrical power points. This can be frustrating as it restricts where you can work. If the power points in your office are all located on one side of the room, you have no choice but to locate your desk there. This might not necessarily be in the right place for your work. If you only have one power point, this can also be time-consuming as you will be continually changing over plugs. Hiring a residential electrician to add more plugs can provide convenience, save time and allows you to work where you please. The price for this task will vary, but the benefit it can bring makes it a worthwhile expense.

Stock up on office supplies

It’s your responsibility to make sure your office is stocked up regularly with everything you need to complete your work. This could include printer paper, pens and ink cartridges. Your home office should also have a designated area where these items should be neatly kept together. Otherwise locating what you need could take up valuable time and it will be easier to run out without realizing. If you don’t have a supply station, declutter your desk drawers to create one. Alternatively, you can add a shelving unit to your walls and use baskets and pots to hold your supplies. Make an inventory of the supplies you currently have to determine what you are running low on. Keep this updated each week for maximum effect and stock up as soon as possible.



Add another monitor

It’s easy to get distracted when you’re working at your computer every day. Especially when social media and online shopping is so accessible. Adding another monitor to your desk can help you stay focused and prioritize tasks more efficiently. For instance, you could dedicate one monitor to emails, chat windows and anything else that is not necessarily essential right now. You can then use your second monitor for crucial tasks such as creating content and artwork for your business. This has been found to boost productivity and concentration no end. Look for monitor reviews online to get a new monitor that fits your budget and requirements.

The more effective your work environment is, the more productive you will become. This can improve your overall outcome and professional appeal. So use these ideas and think of other ways you could make your home office the work-space it needs to be.

xoxo,
Therese

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