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Work from home in style

POSTED ON 22 JUNE 2020

With some companies seeing the benefit of homeworking moving forward, a high number of people will be regularly working from home, so it’s important to get the environment just right for doing so…

 

Choose the right space

But what should you consider when converting a room into a home office? Choosing the right space is the first important decision to make. It’s not just about fitting into any space; you will after all be spending most of your working day in there!

If you’re able, choose a room that has some natural light coming in and that will be big enough to accommodate a desk, chair and storage – depending on your needs, of course.

 

Create the perfect environment

An uncomfortable and incorrectly positioned chair can lead to repeated shuffling to get comfortable, leading to distraction and a lack of desire to lock yourself away in your office and get the job done!

The same ethos applies to your desk. Work out how much space you need. Is it just a laptop you need the space for, or will you be using it to organise paperwork? Whatever your needs, ensure you have a desk that is up for the job.

 

Get connected

If your broadband speed isn’t up to scratch it can be frustrating. If you use Skype or Teams for business, a poor broadband speed could seriously hinder any meetings you have planned.

Slow broadband speed is a big turn off when it comes to buying or renting a property – luckily rural countryside areas are finally catching up with inner-city speeds. You can check the estimated broadband speed on Rightmove and Zoopla or direct through the providers’ website.

Not only do you need a fast broadband speed, but you also want one that is consistently good from morning to evening.

 

Storage delights

Keep it tidy and keep it simple! There are plenty of storage solutions out there for your home office space. And if floor space is limited, utilise wall space instead with bookcases or wall storage. A good cabinet can be a lifesaver when it comes to organising paperwork.

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