Today it’s time to revamp your home for a home-working experience that is fulfilling and rewarding.
Here are a few things you should do to make this happen:
This isn’t a tip that gets on many lists, but most people working from home who have a garden like to spend time in it or at least look at it from their working area.
By keeping the garden tidy, pruning the plants, keeping the lawn mowed neatly with a zero turn mower, planting some low-maintenance perennials, and making sure you water it regularly, you can quickly improve the look of your garden, which will give you a nice relaxation area while you’re working.
If you don’t have time for all of this work, there are professional gardeners that maintain residential properties all over the US working for a reasonable fee.
If you find your Zoom calls are choppy, or even that those YouTube videos you’re watching on your “lunch break” are buffering, is it possible to upgrade your Internet connection?
There are internet service providers that offer unlimited bandwidth at a fair price. It might mean leaving your current provider, but you could find the experience vastly more pleasant.
There’s nothing like working from a comfortable chair. It improves your posture, increases blood flow, and flows oxygen to your brain, and it just makes you feel great.
A comfortable office chair is a luxury that most people can happily afford – just make sure you don’t skip it with all the other upgrades going on in your home.
If you want to get more done in your day, it helps to have a clean workspace. Cleaning up will be less of a hassle because clutter can cause stress and become difficult to find what you need.
The old mantra of “tidy house, tidy mind” is true, and if you work from home, you know this all too well.
Sometimes it’s nice to get away from the world. Outside noise can be a distraction, and you might need to tune out the neighbors, your family members, or the traffic if you’re going to get a lot of work done.
Noise-canceling headphones are a good investment for anybody that works from home and wants to block out some of the distractions.
Working on a computer with a large screen monitor is great for productivity. You can see more of your work at once, arrange your programs in a tabbed window, or simply expand the size of your browser window to make reading easier.
This might be the bedroom, guest room, living room, or den. Or, if you have an extra bedroom, you could set it up as a gym or spa so you can take a break from work and relax with your family.
This area of your home shouldn’t have any electronics. Being around electronic devices is known to be stressful.
Find a quiet place for this room where you’re not bothered by phones ringing, weather alerts going off, or other people in the house bothering you.