Working from home may have its benefits like getting up a bit later, wearing comfy clothes and having an oven handy for making lunch.
But you may find working, eating and sleeping in the same place each day gets a bit tiresome after a while.
Here’s a few tips and tricks for making your work environment at home that little bit brighter…
If you have a comfortable chair you can use as your work chair, this will make a big difference if you’re sitting at a desk or table all day.
Clean up your mess (computer, papers, laptops etc)
A clean and tidy working environment can make the world of difference.
Making sure your desk or table is free of clutter so that you have space to work, and that it’s clean and tidy can leave your feeling calmer and more productive.
Make sure you also tidy up at the end of your working day so that you come away from work and enjoying the evening for yourself and the family.
If possible, choose a place for your workspace environment that has natural lighting. This can be beneficial to your mood and increase productivity. We also recommend you get outside a 20 minutes or so, to give you a break from work and also get much needed fresh air.
Being near a window while working can also up your vitamin D levels, which helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, and these nutrients are needed to keep muscle, teeth and bones healthy.
Separate work and living areas
If it’s possible to do so, your workspace should be in a room or space as far away as possible from the place where you sleep if you want to increase your productivity.
Your brain tends to associate certain spaces with certain tasks, which is why it’s important to keep your work and living areas physically separate if you can.
For more ideas on office space at home or in a city office, contact us today!
Latest official government guidelines say those who can should be working from home, for the foreseeable while the outbreak of coronavirus settles down.
We have turned our thoughts to making our home office space work more efficiently, because we might there for a while.
Creating a dedicated office space in your home is often tricky unless you have a spare room in which to get organised and away from the children. But regardless of whether your space is large or small, organisation is key and that’s where the best home office storage ideas come in handy. So take a look at Millennium SI’s top tips to get you started.
Repurpose where possible
We’re probably not exactly in a state of mind to pop to Ryman or WHSmith to find desk organisers right now, but we still have storage needs? How about fining an alternative use for all the extra tin cans we’ve amassed as a result of the recent news.
Simply wash out your tin cans after use and use them as cost-effect savvy storage solution. Ensure there no sharp edges of course. Ideal if you have never needed to work form home and suddenly find yourself with a makeshift office.
Repurpose a chest of drawers for a printer
Just because you have to have this bulky office gadget handy to get the job done, doesn’t mean it as to impose on your decor. By removing the bottom drawer from a chest of drawers you have the perfect stylish space to house a printer. For an extra decorative touch you can change the legs on the chest, to offer a less ‘officey’ look.
Use garden-centre buys inside
A trellis makes a brilliant noticeboard, even though its intended purpose was to support plants. Plant pots can be used to contain plants that will stimulate creativity. Or they can be handy containers for pens, art materials – even your phone.
Go pro with matching furniture
Coordinating pieces like this desk and bookcase say ‘executive’, as well as offering plentiful storage. The trick here is not to put your desk against the wall. Instead, place it in the middle of the room and voila – you’ve made space for a bookcase. For a pop of colour (and fun) choose a large-scale rug with a quirky print.
For more information and what you can do with your office space, contact us today!