Working from home is becoming routine for many people
around the world. Whether this running your own business or because you are
working away from a regular office space, there are a few basic things that you
are going to need.
To start planning your new home office, let's take a look at some of the more important needs and requirements to make a great workspace in the home.
Choose the correct space
A space that is relatively well lit is going to be best, with as much natural lighting as possible – which means being seated at or near a window.
Think through what you will need
Your work chair is going to be moving around somewhat too. If the floor is hard, rather than being carpeted then that is the preferred option – at least near the desk or work table. For lighting, try to have window coverings that allow you to control how much light comes through.
Choose your writing surface carefully
If space is limited, draw a rough plan and move things around until you have a suitable space planned out. To make the most of low space availability, install some shelves behind the desk or a set of drawers.
Make sure you sit in comfort while working
If shopping online, include the word ‘ergonomic' in the search terms. Don't buy office furniture just because it looks good or because it is cheap. By planning, you will be able to work in comfort, and you just might enjoy it too.
Clear the clutter
If you are working with limited space, find somewhere else in the home for things that you need for work but use much less often – printer paper, for example. Very little paper is used in home offices these days, but for the occasions where you do need it put it somewhere else to free up room in the office.
Of course, all of this assumes that you have everything else: computer or laptop, internet connection, printer etc. By following this guide, you will soon have everything else together to create the ideal home office working environment.