With many of us working from home, now is a great time to optimize and create the perfect home office space. Designated office space is proven to make working from home more productive and enjoyable. A home office isn’t just about having a designated space, it’s about how you set it up for your maximum productivity. To get you started, here are a few of our tips to optimize the best space for you.
Ensure Your Home Office is a Dedicated, Private Space
Set up a dedicated office space in a quiet location within your home, somewhere that is away from the everyday bustle of your home. If you don’t have extra space, purchase a divider to create as much private space as possible. Make sure that anyone you live with knows that when you’re in the designated space that it’s your private time and to limit distractions.
Update Your Office Space to Improve Productivity
A home office space should be comfortable and operational. Finding a good-sized desk that works for you is a good start. Find one that comfortably fits your computer and extra screens, any paperwork you might have, and some personal items, such as a picture frame or plant. Try to place the desk near natural light. Having plenty of exposure to natural light helps you to feel more productive. Office spaces typically allow for ergonomic experts to come in, your home office space should be no different. Try a standing desk, get risers to raise your desk to the appropriate level or purchase a laptop stand, and monitor stands to bring them to a good height.
Make Sure Your Workspace is Clean & Organized
Having a clean workspace is important. Spend some time each week decluttering your work area. Put pens in a single pen holder, keep your notes and paperwork in neat piles, and remove anything unnecessary from your desk. Creating a to-do list is a great way for you to start each morning and make sure that you get everything done that you hope to accomplish that day.
To find a home with your perfect office space, contact Blanchard & Calhoun today!