A great home office setup requires several key components to come together in the right way. Ideally, you’re looking to create an environment that will allow you to be as productive as possible in the long term. This means eliminating distraction, allowing for focus, and allowing you to stave off mental fatigue and injury so that you can actually get some work done during the limited time you’re spending in the office.
Let’s take a look at some of the key components of any great home office.
An ergonomic chair
If you’re going to be spending a significant portion of your working life sitting down, then it follows that you should invest in the right chair. Given this, you might be inclined to push up your budget – but you can still find attractive options available for reasonable prices, especially if you’re willing to scour the second-hand market. Offices are always closing down, and office chairs are always being sold.
You’ll need something that’s comfortable and supportive, and that will promote a healthy posture, in the long run. Note that a good chair isn’t a substitute for a good exercise regimen – so get stretching, too!
A filing cabinet
You’ll need a place to store any paper documents you have. It’s often a good idea to get something space-efficient, and made-to-measure. If you’ve got a little bit of woodworking skill, you can put this together yourself. If not, then why not hire a carpenter and get something that’s right for your needs?
Stock up your stationery drawer
Pens, paper, and other items will need a place to live. Dedicate a single drawer to the purpose, and keep everything nicely organised and labelled. If you don’t, then you’ll inevitably spend a lot of time rummaging around for supplies when you need them. This goes especially for all those standard batteries: stock up on the common varieties.
Try out a standing desk
Standing desks have several advantages, and they’ve been preferred in many workspaces for a while. If you’re getting sick of sitting down, then you might look for standing desks, particularly a motorised desk that can transform from a standing position to a seated one.
Consider getting useful accessories
Depending on your profession, you might benefit from a number of little gadgets and desk items. Footrests, laptop stands, lamps: they can all help to make your life in the home office that little bit more productive!