Over the last year, many of us have transformed our dining rooms, bedrooms and even our garden sheds into makeshift offices to allow us to work from home during the pandemic.
Even as the coronavirus crisis begins to recede, many employers will have discovered that they don’t need large offices and the overheads of running them and many employees will decide to scrap the commute and continue to work from home. If this is the case then you will need to create an effective and safe workspace for the long term.
To help you get started, here are some top tips for setting up the perfect home office…
Setting up your desk space
If you have been working from your dining table, it is time to invest in a proper computer desk. This is because it is important to ensure that you are sitting comfortably whilst working. A computer desk and chair will allow you to adjust the height so that you have the correct posture and eye level to look at the screen. This will help to avoid eyestrain and back problems.
Choosing the right lighting
Carefully consider the lighting in your home office and choose a room that has a good amount of natural daylight. The right lighting can help to boost your productivity, so try to locate your desk near to a window if possible. If you often work late into the evening, you may also need to invest in a suitable desk lamp. This will help to reduce eyestrain and keep you focused when you are putting in those extra hours.
Choosing the right equipment
Have a think about what equipment options will help you to work more efficiently. For example, multi-functional devices are an excellent idea for home offices because they include multiple functions, such as printing and scanning in a single machine. This not only helps to reduce your electricity bills, but it will also take up less space in your home.