We all need somewhere to take care of all the admin of life. Whether it’s your tax returns, somewhere to keep track of all the family’s doctor appointments, important letters, or documentation relating to your home-based business. Having a home office at your disposal certainly makes things run a little smoother.
But when organisation and modern life collide, it’s not always easy to create a workspace that is both productive and easy to work with. Backache, poor lighting, toys, even repetitive strain injury, all of these things are productivity killers, and the best way to combat them is to design your home office with productivity in mind.
Unsure of where to begin? Read on for some top tips to make your home office super productive.
Have everything you need
Is there anything more frustrating than hunting for a pen or a notepad and not being able to find one? Even more frustrating is the consistent lack of ink in your printer. Check out Epson printer cartridges from Printerinks.comfor the latest in ink cartridges supplies. When you have everything you need in one place, then you can move from task to task quickly and efficiently. If your stationery has a habit of going missing then consider having a desk with drawers you can lock.
Invest in a good chair
Setting up to do your admin on the sofa, or on your bed sounds like the most comfortable option at first. That is until your back starts to ache and your neck is painfully stiff the next day. It’s a simple fact that the more comfortable you are, the more productive you’ll be. So, investing in an ergonomic chair is the best way forward. Supporting your back is crucial for your posture and to protect you from creating future back problems.
Keep yourself organised
No one wants to spend hours sifting through mountains of paper, trying to find a password or telephone number. Investing in the right organisation products will help keep you on top of all your home admin, and it’ll make your workspace look pretty attractive too. Box files, document trays, shelving, stationary organisers, cute storage boxes. Not forgetting things like hole punchers, dividers and plastic wallets so you can organise your documents into files with ease. Consider purchasing your own label maker so you can sort and store everything in the right place.
The personal touch
Sometimes, we have to spend hours sorting through our paperwork or we have important deadlines looming, so when you’re spending prolonged periods at your desk, it’s nice to have a little reminder of who you’re doing it all for. Pictures of your family, kids and happy memories always make a desk space look warm, welcoming and worth it.
Add some greenery
We’re probably all guilty of spending too much time indoors, so while you’re working away at your desk why not bring the outdoors, in? Adding some houseplants are a wonderful addition to any workspace. They’ll make you feel good, add a splash of colour, lower your stress levels and they even purify the air around them. In short, house plants are great for your productivity levels!
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