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  • Tracy Freese
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4 Productivity Hacks for Your Home Office

 

If you have decided to give working from home a shot, chances are you are going to love it. Working without the need to travel to your workplace is certainly a huge benefit, but the problem that many people actually face often is that they don’t have a designated office space in their homes.

It is true that you can just place your laptop in the living room and work there, but you may not be as productive as you think. In order to be most productive in your work, you need to design a space that is reserved for your work. Setting up a permanent space to dedicate to your office is the way to go, especially if you want to devote your time to working from home. Luckily, it is fairly easy to design a great home office, which is not only suitable to work from, but also easy enough to maintain and perform cleaning service in. Follow these tips, if you are not sure on how to proceed:

  • Minimize the noise - if there are distracting noises in the office, chances are that they are going to interfere with your work. Such include children playing on the playground in front of the house, or the passing trains and public transport. See if you can choose a room of your home that is far away from the noise so that you have no worries about your work. You want a quiet environment so that you can focus on your work and phone calls without getting interrupted.
  • Let the light shine - choose a room that gets plenty of natural sunlight. This is imperative because you don’t want to stress your eyes. Besides, an illuminated room truly creates a great working environment, where you feel motivated and ready for work. Get light airy curtains that let in more light - don’t forget about curtain cleaning. Open the windows whenever weather allows it.
  • Assure the temperature is right - feeling too cold or too hot is not an ideal environment to work in. The benefit of working from home is that you can rather easily control the temperature by installing a heater or an AC unit in the room.
  • Keep personal effects to a minimum - if there is one thing that can easily distract you from your work, it’s having too much personal belongings lying around. Think of your home office as a room that contains all of your work-related items and nothing else. Too much photos, toys, decorations and other items will simply clutter the place and require more effort when it comes to home cleaning.
  • Keep your space clean - since the office is in your home, you are the one in charge of cleaning it. If you keep a mess in there, you will not feel as good, opposed to having a clean and clutter-free room. Double the domestic cleaning efforts in your office, as that will keep it well fit for your work.

Devote your time in setting up the perfect home office, and you will truly enjoy working there. 

  • Tracy Freese
  • entrepreneurminimalist home and gardenstart upunclutter