For companies, 2020 was about shifting to remote, flexible work and making telecommuting the usual way people work. Employees who got comfortable in an office life had to switch to a home office and get used to a whole different environment with unique challenges. If you’re one of the many who had to change, you’ve probably come face to face with the many upsides and just a few downsides of this whole situation.
In the initial stages of working from home, you were surely productive, efficient, and focused, saying no to all the distractions. And it’s just obvious that a home office is more suitable for you and a lot of other people: there’s no more stress stemming from the daily commute, less noise, more space for yourself, and total comfort.
However, things can quickly go from good to bad if you don’t have a proper home office to maintain your productivity. We’ve put together a list for you with all the essential tips you need to make your home into the ideal office to help you remain focused and motivated.
Home office comfort starts with a good chair
A comfortable chair is the foundation of a great home office. It’s no secret why: you are spending 8 to 10 hours on it, depending on your schedule. Buying the most suitable, comfortable one is a must. So, which one to choose? Well, the price range is vast, so it’s probably better to go with the functions it offers. The perfect chair has excellent lumbar, arm, and thigh support.
You’re more efficient with two monitors
Do you want to feel like a productive superhuman? Invest in a second monitor and enjoy extra productivity, just like you had and did in your office. An additional screen helps you finish the tasks more efficiently and faster, regardless of what you’re doing: graphic design, marketing, coding, doing research, or writing an article.
The combination of a good mouse and a keyboard is often ignored, as more and more people opt for flashier tools. However, if you want to boost your productivity, you need them both, and you need great ones. If you want a fantastic keyboard, try to purchase a mechanical one. As far as a mouse is concerned, you need one that is large enough to fit comfortably in your hand.
Say no to back pain: invest in a standing desk
You’ve probably heard the news that sitting for hours without any break is not suitable for your overall health. That’s the reason why many choose a standing desk. Yes, it takes time to get used to them, and your legs will feel the effort of standing, but after a while, you’ll love yours. Plus, it can boost your productivity and improve your heart’s health.
About the author:
Arnold Katz is the Marketing Coordinator at Empire Movers, a fully licensed and insured moving company based in New York City. The professional movers offer a wide range of moving services, including local, commercial, and long-distance moving.