What do you need in your home office?

home-officeThe trend of working from home is increasing day by day due to the easy technology. Now you don’t have to sit eight hours in front of a desktop to earn for yourself. A cute small laptop and a Wi-Fi connection in a home have done a splendid job and one can work easily from home. Now whether you work full-time or not in your home office, there are some essential things that you will need to create a work friendly environment. The designing of home office is equally essential for your better performance. A well designed and well equipped home office will increase your productivity. Working from home will make you feel relax and you will become more efficient after getting a homely touch during your work hours.

Work friendly desk:
Before buying a desk for your home office see what kind of stuff you are going to place on the desk. For too many office essentials, make sure your desk is large enough and has number of storage drawers. But if you have a laptop and a mug of coffee on the desk go for a plain horizontal smart desk. No need to go for the heavy desk with multiple drawers.

Go for a comfortable seating:
You know while working from home you can’t stand up for a walk to the coworker’s desk and have a chat for a few minutes. You have to sit continuously for many hours. To make sure you are comfortable buy a revolving chair. Adjust the height that best suits your sitting posture. I would suggest you to go for an ergonomically perfect chair.

Equip your home office with modern communication tools:
Working from home also requires the connection with the globe. The days are over when you stayed connected with just a headset and a phone. Now you must have the modern communication tools with you so you can easily manage your business connections.  tools includes

  • Business phones; they will make you move seamlessly between the voice calls, videos and instant messages
  • IPhones
  • Blackberry

These smart tools can make things easy for you.

In a home office you have to deal with loads of files, papers and note pads. To keep things organized go for some shelving in your working area. Place all the required stuff on it and keep the things in manner. You can also buy a little wooden closet with multiple shelves to save your material.

Have a proper lighting:
Illuminate your home office with stylish lightening. You can easily get great looking lamps to light up your office at home. The thing to remember about lightening is it should be comfortable for your eyes and the monitor screen should be saved from the reflection of light.

Don’t forget to buy the paper weights for your home office:
The paper weights are essential items in every office. They will help you to manage the scattered papers on your desk. For your home office a pair of stylish glass paper weights will rock.

Keep a small stock of stationery with you:
Despite the fact  we mostly use the computers for our working, the importance of pen/pencil has not decreased. You still need a pen or a pencil for your work. Place a small box on your desk and add two or three pens/pencils and other items which you think are important.

A calendar:
A perpetual calendar is must have thing for your home office. It will update you with the passing time and will increase your work speed.

Personalized it with wall art:
The decoration of home office is equally important. You can add warmth in office with small canvas prints, portraits or your favorite paintings hanged on the wall to have a personalized home office.

These all things are essential for your home office. You have to make your home office sensible yet stylish.

AtiqUr Rehman is professional independent information technology provider. He writes on gardening, home decoration and photography.

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