How to Set Up the Perfect Home Office

Whether you work from home or not, having an organized, well functioning office space can help eliminate stress and frustration.

Having a dedicated office space, whether it be a room, a closet, a desk or a nook somewhere in your home can be key to keeping your life in order. This can be a place you work from daily or simply where your store your important documents and stationary.

If you will be using your office space frequently, say for your full-time job, it is important to set up and create your space in a way that will boost your productivity. You don’t want to be able to see household tasks lingering beyond your computer screen that may cause you to lose focus and get off track. 

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When designing your office space here are the main questions you’ll want to ask yourself:

1. Is it comfortable?

Comfort is key to allowing you to focus and stay on track. This may vary based on your line of work. If you are on the phone a lot, this may mean you need to find a comfortable headset that allows you to talk without having to hold the phone up to your ear. If you are sitting a lot, this may mean finding the perfect chair for you. Standing desks as well as desks with a stationary bike or treadmill have become popular in recent years too. 

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2. Is it free of distractions?

I recommend keeping decor simple and extras at a minimum. It is ideal to have a desk with drawers that you’re able to dedicate to filling with items such as a stapler, envelopes, paper clips, etc. so that those items are within reach without having to sit out in the open. The more open and clear space you have by the computer, the better. 

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3. Does it inspire me?

This can vary so much dependent on your job, personality, and the purpose of your office space. If you worked hard for a degree that lead to your profession, this may mean hanging your degree(s) on the wall to remind and inspire you. If you are a creative you may want to showcase your favorite quote, piece of art, or something that you created and are proud of.

Do you have a dedicated office space? In my next post I will be going over the top items you need in your office space to allow you to be the most productive, organized and comfortable.

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