Making Your Home Office Work For You

Since the world was hit by the covid pandemic, companies have realised that it is possible for employees to work more from home. However, big bosses have to trust that work will actually get done on time. It can be incredibly tricky working from home, especially if you have children. If you are trying to sort out a space to work from home then take a look at the article below for  some tips and tricks. 

Quiet Space 

The key to working from home is finding a quiet space you can work from. This is a place that is free from distractions along with the everyday noises of the home. This could be the doorbell going off when the postman arrives or the children screaming downstairs. If you need to speak to clients and customers on the phone then the last thing you need is a lot of background noise. These can be avoided by thinking about where you can work, which could be anywhere from an outbuilding or a specially designed space within your home. Wherever you decide to work, make sure it has a door so you can shut yourself away during working hours. 


When you work from home, one of the issues you might notice straight away is the lack of storage space you have. When you work in an office you will have many cupboards and filing cabinets for your paperwork and stock. However, when you work from home this can be limited. The key is to find a storage solution that works for you. If you run your own business then it might be worth hiring out a warehouse depending on how much stock you have. Something else you might want to invest in is gold foil stickers for when you are sending out stock. These are a great finishing touch to any product you sell. 

Ergonomic Furniture 

Something else to consider when working from home is which furniture you are going to use. You may be sitting down for at least half of the day and this can take its toll on your body. You might want to look into buying some ergonomic furniture such as a desk and chair to support your body. The issue with general desks or even tables is that they don’t tend to be the right height for those working from home. This can create slouching which is terrible for your back, you don’t want to be heading to the doctors with back ache. 

Increasing Productivity

Finally, we all know how tricky it can be to stay on track when working from home. One minute you’re doing a great job or typing and the next you take a wander to the kitchen. If you are trying to up your productivity levels then it might be worthwhile letting natural light and air into your workspace. This can help you feel more awake and alert, if it gets too stuffy then you can quickly become tired and agitated. You might also want to set yourself targets to reach before taking breaks. This gives you something to look forward to while also getting your work done.