Ways To Stay Productive While Working From Home
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With the increasing popularity of telecommunications and working at home, there’s a growing need for furniture that is suitable for equipping a home office.
This space no longer consists only of a computer table and a chair. Today, people who work at home often need the same functionality and durability of the furniture as a traditional office space.
These include the computer tables with chairs, cabinets, shelves, and the like. The space is required for fax machines, copiers, telephones and other equipment, as well as appropriate furniture for easy organization.
The first question people who work at home need to ask themselves is what level of professionalism is required.
For example, someone who works at home as a tele-operator does not require a highly functional desk or a super-quality work chair or couch.
For a complete professional look, you need to spend enough money and go to specialized shops. Still, you do not need fancy furniture and a too expensive chair.
Please note that clients have to be somewhere while waiting, and they might need an extra table and lamp for reading material.
Office furniture often helps to make an impression on clients regarding who you are in a business sense. More over, selected furniture can reflect your business philosophy.
There is also a practical side you need to consider when buying office furniture for your home space. It must fit nicely.
A magnificent oak table might look as if you have a director's office, but may not be a practical investment if young children are running around.
It is best to have a home office located far away from your bedroom. If the appearance of your home allows, the office should have its own separate entrance. If this is not possible, make sure to create a good division between your office and your bedroom.
When you design your home office, keep in mind your quest for success, well being and productivity.
Think about specific pictures, colors, souvenirs and appropriate decor that makes you feel successful, respected and happy. Since you work from home, be free to fully express your creativity in decorating the office.
Depending on the area you have chosen, you should make sure that your home office reflects the energy you want to project to the world.
Be aware of air quality and the quality of light (natural and artificial) in the home office, because these are two important elements for your performance.
If your brain is starving for oxygen and your body does not get enough natural light, you will not enjoy working, no matter how much you love your job.
Consider investing in a full spectrum of light and bring at least a couple of plants to purify the air in your home office. The energy of plants will refresh not only the energy of space, but also your energy while also removing toxins from the air.
The chair on which you sit should have a high back and armrests. Chairs with low backs lack support, and chairs without arm rests are not favorable, because they prevent stability and security.
Neatly organize your home office. Clutter and the constant search for lost objects drains energy and prevents your performance. Therefore, it is necessary to create a clear system of functional organization.
Whether you run your own business, work for employers in your home or you just need a space where you organize accounts and plans, the office has become an integral part of the modern home.
Office space, even if it is small, will make your life much more manageable. It can be quite simple, classic, modern, minimalistic, futuristic, but also luxurious, elegant, colorful or with calm tones. There are many ideas and the choice is yours.
Zoe Clark is a proud mom of one little girl and one miniature schnauzer. Being a work-at-home mom and a decorator enthusiast, Zoe created her own home office. She loves it because it helped her stay focused on her job, while being compact, inspirational and kids/pets friendly. You can find her on Google+, Twitter and Facebook.
(Guest post by Zoe Clark)