Working from home has its advantages, one of them being the less that one minute commute to your desk. While many people believe that working from home means you can pick any spot that will be comfortable enough for you to finish your tasks, they quickly find out that being successful in a home office requires creating a space that promotes efficiency in a non-traditional work environment.
If you are going to be working from home full-time, you will want to define a professional work area that separates your work from your personal life. This may include a virtual office package that gives your business a professional front with a private line, reception and call answering services as well as a professional business address at a prestigious office location. But let’s focus on your actual office first.
Here are a few tips to help you set up your home office:
1: Choose a Dedicated Area
All you really need is a little corner you can call your own. The type of work you do is key to determining the type, size, and location of the workspace you need. You must also carefully consider day-to-day living as well.
2: Identify What You Will Need
This will also depend on the type of work you do. You might require both a small desk for your computer and a larger table or workspace for your artwork, drawings or sketches, additional space for file cabinets, an in-home studio or storage space for props and lighting equipment. It is best to create a comprehensive list.
3: Comfortable Sitting
Get a chair that is comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. You may go through a few chairs already in your home or invest in an ergonomic one – the choice is yours.
4: Get The Right Desk Height
As you swap out chairs, you have to consider the height of your desk, and how well the chair fits into it. You do not want a desk that is too short or too tall as this will affect your productivity.
5: Good Lighting
A corner or room with lots of natural light throughout the day is perfect. However, you might want to supplement it with good overhead lighting, as well as a small desk lamp for those times you may need to burn the midnight oil.
6: Adequate Storage
Get something that holds just enough without being overbearing in the room. It is sometimes also best to have less storage because it will force you to only keep what’s important instead of filling everything.
In short, a great home office is all about the location, lighting, comfortability, and confinement of clutter. Once you are done with the set-up, get in touch with us to create a professional business front for your home office. Our virtual office packages include:
- Receptionist and call answering services
- Business Address
- Private landline
- Message forwarding
- Free access to professionally appointed meeting rooms per month
- Post and courier services
Contact us on 010 443 8770 or get in touch with Geoff on 083 626 0400 to create a virtual office solution that will underpin your home office perfectly.