Working from home has become almost expected these days, which is why it’s important that your home office is a comfortable and practical place to work in. If you want to enhance your productivity even more, then take a look at Configuration Connection for productivity consulting and project management tips to help you make the most of your day.
Choose the right office furniture
You need to choose office furniture that is comfortable (but not too comfortable).
- Your chair will play an important role in how productive you can be. If your chair is poorly designed, you could be faced with all sorts of aches and pains that could detract from your work day.
- Choose a desk that is height adjustable so you don’t strain to lean forward.
- Use a desk lamp to light up your workstation so that you don’t put a strain on your eyes unnecessarily.
Clear the clutter
Clutter is not in the least conducive to productivity, which is why you should be clearing away anything that stands in your way from being the most productive you can be.
- Cabinets and shelves work well at keeping important documentation safe and organized.
- Use a labeling system (alphabetical is often best) to help you locate items and important documents when you need them.
- Digitize what you can, as you will be able to find information easier when it is stored in one location on your desktop or laptop.
- You might also need to clear away the clutter in terms of noise distractions by using noise-canceling earphones or listening to the radio if you prefer a bit of noise in the background.
Do up the decor
No one wants to sit in an office all day surrounded by boring, uninspiring decor when you could be surrounded by designs, textures, and colors that make you want to do your best at work.
- Plants are a great addition to any home office as it brings that touch of nature indoors.
- Plants that are known to help boost productivity include the Bonsai, the Neon pothos, snake plants, and more.
- A pop of color can instantly transform a drab and uninteresting space. Caramel, cream, or shades of brown can make a room look less busy.
- Make sure the overall lighting in your office space is bright enough to keep you alert and focused at your desk. Bright white LED lighting is considered best in this regard.
Working at home should be a pleasure, not just a privilege. Therefore, do your best to make it a place you want to be in, whether it’s keeping things clean and decluttered or filling it with decorations that you love — even if you didn’t have to work there.
Guest post by Cherie McLaughlin
Sara Genrich is a Productivity Consultant, an Evernote Expert and the creator of the Organizing@Work for Success Workshop. She’s committed to providing real-life solutions so her clients have time to focus on the things that really matter.