Between social media, the kids running around and your growing to-do list, it can be incredibly difficult to focus on any work you need to accomplish at home. Whether you work from home full-time or just need to shoot off some emails before bed, all it takes is a few tweaks to your current environment to spark productivity in your home office. Take a look at our suggestions below to set yourself up for success when working from home!
Seating is priority.
Getting a task chair is probably the last thing on your list, right? Considering that most of us work from a computer, a supportive chair is actually one of the most crucial items in ensuring your productivity throughout the day. Go for an ergonomic option with height-adjustable arms, dynamic suspension and seat-depth adjustability for optimal comfort and productivity.
Get your screens on your level.
With Americans now spending nearly 10 hours a day in front of a screen, it’s important to ensure that you aren’t overworking your eyes to accommodate your iPad, laptop and dual monitor. Without proper placement, you’ll find yourself taking breaks to tackle the headache that just ruined your afternoon. Stay on task by keeping your primary monitor at eye level using a flexible monitor arm to avoid straining your eyes and neck.
Keep power and cords easily accessible, but out of the way.
Easy access to power seems like a no-brainer, but do you have enough outlets for your computer, monitor and phone charger within immediate reach? If you don’t, you’ll find yourself searching for a spare plug when you could be reaching a deadline. There are plenty of desk-top power options that clip on to your desk to make access easy. Just make sure you avoid a tripping hazard by keep your cords tidy in a wire basket underneath your desk surface. Need a DIY option? You can use a cable tie to secure them to a desk leg!
Don’t forget the storage!
Nothing derails a schedule like spending 30 minutes searching for a file in a mess of paper. If you don’t want to invest in a file cabinet, magazine holders and paper trays on a bookshelf can be just as effective. Even better yet? Digitize your files using an online cloud storage platform like Dropbox or Google Drive.
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Contributor: Katie Ellis, Marketing Director at RJE Business Interiors