Working from your home can have many advantages. Could you imagine that you can always be with your family if needed, and still stay effective? They can be right there, at the same place where you work, at your home, one floor above. Nevertheless, there are certain things you should pay attention to when transforming your house into a working place. Assure that your personal life doesn’t affect your job. In other words, don’t let your kids run screaming into your office department. Private life should be isolated from your job while you’re working, as much as possible. This doesn’t mean that you should be “deaf” to your family calls; take a break and be there for them. However, this should not turn into a habit.
Freedom in every sense
Imagine a job without bosses, managers and boring working environment. It’s something you can achieve from your home. No more hassle of transporting, parking or getting late for work due to traffic jams. You will have more time for your family and less stress and difficulties which come with your job.
Arrange your working place as you like
Use your imagination. There is nothing to limit your choice of equipment, furniture, wall colors, chairs, curtains, rugs… you name it. As we mentioned before, it’s only important to divide your office from the rest of the house in order to have a great sense of responsibility and to make it easier to concentrate.
Put your desk near the window
This will allow more light to your working surface. Also, you will sit near the source of the fresh air which will help you to stay focused and refreshed all the time. However, we strongly recommend curtains over your window. This great sight to your garden or neighborhood could be wonderful in breaks, but also quite distracting if it’s available all the time.
Your office will be the place where you will be spending a lot of your daily time. So, let’s start from your sitting position. It has to be comfortable in order to avoid certain health problems such as pain in the back or neck, or swelling of your wrists. Quality ergonomic chair and desk are strongly recommendable. For instance, check your arm position while writing. If your arms are not parallel with the ground then you should consider changing your sitting position. You will not be able to do that if your chair doesn’t have adjustments you will acquire. To conclude, quality office furniture will make your office not only durable and good looking, but it will also make you healthier.
Make your office functional
You don’t want to exit your office for every little thing. Create your “resting corner” with couch, coffee machine and a lamp for reading. Place a bookshelf, and divide your books by creating “office and free time departments”. Warm your atmosphere with a lot of flowers, pictures of your family and things that make you happy and satisfied. After all, the secret of efficiency is in comfortable working place and being able to separate your business from your personal life.