Working from home, once considered out of the ordinary, is now a regular occurrence. There are plenty of advantages when your commute is just a few steps from your bedroom. You save time and money, and you have far more flexibility than you would in a traditional office environment. Being able to do your job from home, however, means that you need to create a designated office space and outfit it with the must-haves that will make it a work friendly, cozy haven that you’ll enjoy every day.
Look around your home and decide on the best place to locate your office. If you have family, meaning a spouse and children of any age, you need to be able to close the door.
Working from home takes a lot of self-discipline and dedication. It’s not easy to stay motivated over the long haul without giving in to distractions and losing your drive. Nevertheless, you can have the best of both worlds with a little effort and a lot of good advice.
To make your work-from-home life easier, you need to carve out that designated office space. This does not mean finding a corner for an old card table and working with out-of-date technology and uncomfortable furniture. It means surrounding yourself with items that will delight and inspire you. You left a drab cubicle. You don’t need another one.
This is where a safe, secure self-storage unit comes into play. You need a space at home for an office. Whether you choose to make over an extra bedroom, a dreary room originally designated as office space, or a cozy attic area that’s been turned into a playroom, you need to start cleaning and make that space your own. Even though you don’t need all of this stuff right now, you don’t want to discard it because you might eventually use it. You just need a place to put it! Self storage gives you the solution to that problem – the cost effective option of being able to keep your belongings and set up your new office.
Following is a list of items that will maximize your motivation by surrounding yourself with things that make you comfortable, happy and productive.
TaoTronics LED Desk Lamp
Eye comfort is so important to productivity, and this trendy little TaoTronics lamp comes with seven brightness levels and five color modes via built-in touch controls. It’s gentle on the eyes, with a flicker-free light that brightens your space without harming your vision. It also comes with a built-in USB port to keep your phone at a full charge. It’s energy efficient and has a frosted light panel to prevent unwanted glare. All this and a very reasonable price.
Porthos Home Xenos Swivel Office Chair
For functionality as well as luxury, you can beat this swivel chair. It ranks high in understated elegance, with velvet upholstery, chrome legs, and a choice of delectable colors. You can instantly adjust the height to complement any desk so that you can sit slouch free, eliminating neck strain, frozen shoulders and backache. It turns in every direction so that you can swivel and roll yourself right over to the printer. The Porthos chair is available on Overstock at a very budget-friendly price.
TaoTronics Laptop Desk
Sometimes you just feel like working from the couch, or even in bed, but you don’t want to fall asleep and experience a sore neck or back. With this TaoTronics Laptop Desk, you can work comfortably. The height elevation adjusts from 5 levels, from 9.5 to 12.6 inches, so you can use this table on your desk or couch, as well as on the floor. The angle-adjustable table tilts at 0-, 15-, 25-, or 35 degrees. The retractable blockers keep it from falling off if you’re working on the sofa. This table even has a wrist rest to reduce strain.
Sony Noise Canceling Headphones
Don’t let your kids loud play or your neighbors construction project disturb your concentration. These Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones are comfortable, foldable, and ensure absolute concentration. Smart listening adjusts noise-canceling levels based on your activity. Touch controls easily let you control music and volume, and a single charge has up to 30 hours of battery life. Alexa is built in so you can ask for information or take calls without using your hands. The comfort and adaptability of the headphones makes them a great addition to your walking breaks.
Dell UntraSharp 24-Inch Screen Monitor
If you need a large, clear display for spreadsheets and design work, boasting a 16:10 aspect ratio, 2910 x 1200 resolution and ultra-wide, 178 x 178 degree viewing angle, the Dell UltraSharp 24-inch Screen Monitor is for you. You can upgrade your setup by connecting with another monitor thanks to the thin 6.9mm bezel that allows “borderless”viewing. This monitor can swivel and pivot depending on your needs and you can also connect other USB devices for convenient charging.
ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion
Whether you’re using a conventional office chair or a bar stool to do your work, you need comfortable seating to prevent lower back or other aches and pains. The ergonomic design of the ComfiLife Gel Enhanced Seat Cushion provides extra support and helps reduce pressure on your tailbone. And, It’s versatility allows you to take it from your desk chair to your car or airplane.
Work From Home Delights
Indoor Plants from The Sill
Though not essential to your home office, plants can relieve stress, elevate your mood, and foster a happier work environment. The Sill, an online plant delivery company, offers a wide variety of indoor plant options. Their website is perfect for plant “beginners” and walks you through finding the best plant for your needs and how to care for it.
InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser
Enjoy relaxing scents while you work with the InnoGear Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser. The compact size and two cool misting modes make this diffuser a pleasant addition to your home office. You can set it to mist every 30 seconds (it will last 6-8 hours), or mist continuously (lasting 3-4 hours). The relaxing scents are calming and create instant fragrance. You don’t have to worry because it has a waterless auto-off to prevent overheating.
West Elm Cotton Knit Throw
Whether you’re going through a mid-winter cold spell or a sizzling summer heat wave with cranked up air conditioning, the West Elm Cotton Knit Throw is a comfy, cozy addition to take off the chill in your office space. Sitting at your desk for several hours can make you feel frosty, and this cozy throw will not only add a touch of style to your office, but will come in handy to take off the chill. It’s 100% cotton, machine washable, and comes in eight pretty colors.
Don’t Forget that Your “The Boss” of Your Office
Unlike the conventional office where management makes the rules, you get to make the rules in this office. You can paint or wallpaper in your favorite colors, and hang paintings, posters, or family photos. Use your own personal touches and creativity to make it your space. You’re going to be spending a lot of time in this room, and you want to look forward to the experience of working at home. Have fun with it, and enjoy everything that comes with being able to work in your own personal space.