With advances in technology, more and more people are now working from home. Although, working from home has its perks and conveniences, it does come with certain challenges. With limited social time, kids, pets, roommates, fluid work hours, and not having to get dressed in “real” clothes every day, it can be easy to get wrapped up in working all the time. However, there are a few things that you can do to make your office and your bed not the same place. Try these tips below to set yourself up for at home success.
Dedicate a Space
No matter the size of your apartment, big or small, be sure to assign yourself a dedicated workspace. Be sure to look past the dining room table or your favorite spot on the couch and find a space that will only be for you during work hours. In a perfect world, you could use a spare bedroom or bonus room in your new apartment. Although these choices are ideal, they might not fit your budget and that is okay. Look for a nook, corner, or apartments with a built-in area first. It is important to try and avoid your bedroom and try to be near natural light, so that you do not feel boxed in all day.
Use Pretty Storage
If your desk area must blend into the rest of your apartment, it is important to have storage that is both functional and pretty to hold all of your work essentials. Be sure to have bins or a drawer in your desk to put all your work out of sight so that when you are trying to relax, it is not overwhelming you from your cozy couch corner. Decorative boxes, file cabinets, baskets, and shelving help to conceal supplies electronic equipment and files. For the storage to help you, make putting up all your items at the end of your workday part of your daily routine.
Add Personal Touches
One of the best things about working from home is that you get to surround yourself with things and people you love! Don’t hesitate to add in decorative items that bring joy and peace to your workday. Inspirational quotes, photographs of friends and family, or even a pretty and comfy office chair, plants, or a speaker to play your favorite tunes while you work. All of these items will create an office space that motivates you and gets you in your work zone to be the most successful at your job!