Tips to Set up Your Home Office

Make working from home a breeze with our top tips to set up your home office. You’ll be able to create a functional workspace that will help you stay productive and organised.

In the last few years, remote work has taken the world by storm. Instead of sitting in a cubicle, many employees can now work from home. If you still haven’t organised your space, we are here to help. Use our tips to set up your home office. Get out of bed and into your dream office. 

Tips to Set up Your Home Office

Been checking out remote office ideas online? As picture perfect as it may seem, it’s not easy creating a space seen in those images. Instead of emptying the shops, with a few small pieces you can create a functional, productive workspace. Below are a few tips to set up your home office:

  • Find the Ideal Spot
  • Furnish Your Space
  • Lighten up 
  • Get the Set Up
  • Stay Connected 
  • Add a Dash of Color 
  • Get Productive by Staying Organised

Find the Ideal Spot

Don’t have a home office? That’s okay, you could create an office space in the corner of your room or under the stairs. Remember to set it up in a place that won’t disrupt your home or your work.

Furnish Your Space

If you’re at a desk all day, invest in a desk and a comfortable office chair. Sitting for long periods of time on uncomfortable furniture could create back pains and affect your health.

Lighten up 

If you work during the day, find a spot with natural sunlight. It will increase your productivity. If not, get some good lighting in your office to avoid feeling tired or getting headaches.

Get the set up

Using a computer or camera at work? Then add these devices to your office. Get the essential equipment you need to ensure that you can continue your work while at home.

Stay Connected 

Avoid missing out on Zoom meetings and sending emails with a reliable internet connection. Using your phone hotspot is okay at first. You can upgrade to a router or wifi over time.

Add a Dash of Color 

Increase creativity and productivity by adding color to your office. You don’t need to color the entire room. Adding a touch of colour like light blue or green will stimulate the mind and keep you calm.

Fill up on Office Supplies

Stay on top of things by filling up on the essential office supplies you need. Calendars, sticky notes, pens and storage organizers will help you stay organised.

Workspace set up in a bedroom. Use our tips to set up your home office.

What to Avoid When Setting up an Office Space

Remember those home office ideas you saw online? Although ideal, many of those aren’t functional. Avoid making costly mistakes when setting up your office with our guidelines below.

  • Working in Your Bed – Bad posture, fatigue, and procrastination. These are the results of working in bed. Avoid this even if your office is in your bedroom.

  • Spending Unnecessary Money – If you don’t use a printer or two laptops, don’t buy it. We understand you want it to feel like an office. But stick to the things you need.

  • Finding a Temporary Space – A temporary space may be good for now. But if you need to move, it could affect your productivity. Opt for a more permanent space in your home.

  • Less is More – We understand you want to make the space your own. But sometimes less is more. Steer clear of bold patterns and features that can disrupt your concentration.

  • Avoid Getting Everything at Once – You don’t need to deck out your office all at once. Stick to a budget and complete your office space over time.

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Last Updated: June 3, 2022

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