Our home offices have become our new workplaces, and many of us now find ourselves working alone in our home offices for many hours each day. Whilst it can sometimes be nice to have peace and quiet to work in, and to enjoy the flexibility that home working provides, being in the same room all day and not having the chance to socialise with co-workers can become challenging. Equally, our home offices are not as big or as well equipped as the traditional office settings that we are used to working in and this brings with it the need to adapt and to plan how to use the space we have to our advantage. There are some things that can be updated in your home office to help you to continue your work and be productive. Let’s take a look at some useful home office updates.
Update Your Decor
A lick of fresh paint and a splash of colour can make all the difference to any room in the house. By painting your home office you can create the atmosphere you need for effective working. Whether you like soft tones that create peace, or vibrant tones that keep you energised, matching the colour of the room to your mind and mood can make a big difference to your motivation and work flow.
Update Your Office Chair
When sitting for long periods of time it is important to have a good office chair to use. Look for a chair that offers plenty of back support, especially around the lower back. A chair with adjustable height settings will allow you to find the most comfortable sitting position and the addition of the ability to swivel will allow you to move around your workspace with ease. A good, solid seat that is wide enough to accommodate your sitting style should be carefully considered when you are selecting the perfect office chair from Office Reality.
Update Your Stationery
Not being able to find a working pen, relying on scraps of paper and scratching away with a blunt pencil will not only hamper your productivity, they will also frustrate you. Updating your stationery and making sure that you have all that you need close to hand will help you to make the most of the home office environment.
Update Your Office Desk
A good solid desk that is ergonomically designed and suits the needs of your working style and habits is a must when working from home. You need enough space to work in and also to organise your tools and resources effectively. A desk that offers you a good level of flexibility is a good idea as it will change and adapt with you as you work. A desk with built in storage such as drawers and shelves also offers extra space to organise paperwork and resources and will help you to maintain order and organisation as you work.
Update Your Storage Solutions
Piles of papers and folders bulging with scribbled notes are not conducive to effective and productive home working. Look to buy a filing cabinet, shelves and desktop storage files that will help you to organise your resources and keep your desk free of clutter. If you are dealing with sensitive information then a lockable cupboard or set of drawers could be a good idea.