5 Ways To Organise Your Home Office
With more of us working from home thanks to hybrid and remote working becoming more commonplace following lockdown, many of us have had to create a dedicated workspace in our home. If you’re struggling to create a productive organised space, here are some of our top tips!
Keep Your Desk Clear
Research has shown that having a desk free of clutter created a better working environment that allowed people to be able to focus and process information, as well as showing increased productivity.
Organising your desk and having a home for everything helps to prevent misplacing documents, stationery and notes. Invest in some document trays and boxes to keep any paperwork you need. Add a work planner or to do list to keep track of tasks and a notebook to keep your notes together and organised so you can come back to them.
Coming to a clean organised desk allows you to feel focused and prepared with everything you need at hand.
Invest In A Printer
With less time in the office, it may be worth considering investing in a printer for any documents that need thorough proofing or notes you need for presentations for example. Printers have become increasingly affordable so it’s well worth investing in one to have when you need it.
Keep it stocked up with printer ink and toner so you’re never caught out. You can get cheap printer ink and affordable ink multipacks via Inkortoner.
Have A Supportive Chair
If you’ve been making do with a dining room chair for the past two years, it’s time to bite the bullet and treat yourself to an ergonomic desk chair that can be adjusted to your required height and provides adequate back support. You may not think it’s a big deal now, but poor posture can lead to back, neck, shoulder and leg problems over time.
Organising your thoughts and writing things down can help you keep track of everything you need to do and when it needs to be done. There are lots of stationery you can invest in to keep you organised such as To Do lists, week, month and yearly planners, wall planners – this helps you set out the tasks ahead of you so you can organise your thoughts and prioritise. You could also invest in a whiteboard or chalkboard for the same thing.
Location, Location, Location
Try to find a productive space to locate your desk, sitting opposite a window will ensure you have good lighting for video calls as well as an inspiring view and the feeling of more space rather than facing a wall. Try and find somewhere you’ll have plenty of room to move your chair so you don’t feel hemmed in. Why not create an interesting or inspiring background such as a bookcase, artwork or a nice focal point of the room – and ideally somewhere you won’t be disturbed.