6 Things to Consider When Working from Home

Sep 02, 2020
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Home is where the heart is but for many of us now, home has also become the office. At JG King we know a thing or two about setting up an ideal workspace. Here are our top 6 tips to make working from home work for you.

1. Desk space suited to your lifestyle

It is no surprise that typing cross-legged on the couch may not be the most productive setup. If you are working from home, it’s important to have a dedicated space. If your schedule demands multi-tasking or keeping an eye on the kids, set yourself up on the kitchen table. On the other hand, if you are frequently on Zoom calls and need a little privacy, you may need to settle into a spare room to avoid untimely interruptions!

2. Optimal lighting

Good lighting is essential, but natural light is even better! Lift your spirits and ease eyestrain by positioning your desk near a window. To avoid any annoying glare, do not place your light source directly in front, above or behind your computer screen.

3. The right chair

Let’s talk ergonomics. Your choice of chair is essential in boosting your posture and well-being. Ensure it is the right height and consider additional comfort items like a footrest or mouse pad to make time spent at your desk easier on your body.

4. Install additional storage

We may live in a digital world, but hard drives and cables are often bulky, so additional storage is always a plus. Extra organisational capacity becomes even more important if you need to refer to books, samples and other items during your workday. Find something that fits with your workflow – whether it’s a desk organiser or compact shelves.

5. Set up a time-out corner

Now more than ever we need to carve out time and space to give ourselves a break. Set up a cosy nook in your home dedicated to relaxing or creative pursuits. It doesn’t have to be an entire room – it could simply be an armchair in your workspace to give yourself a break from your desk.

6. Get out of those PJs

It was fun in week one but enough is enough! Humans are creatures of habit, so the first thing to get you into work-mode is to act like you’re going into the office. Get out of those trackies and into those jeans to jumpstart your productivity. The house slippers can stay on – we are working from home after all.

If you’re building with us, ask your JG King consultant to show you homes with cleverly designed study or home office areas. See some examples in our Alpha Collection.