UPDATED: MARCH 16TH, 2020
Nowadays, it’s so common to work from home. Whether it’s working from home once a week or working from home all the time, it’s so important to have a comfortable space to work in. Unfortunately, If you’re living in a small apartment, you may not have the luxury of having a dedicated work area. The tips below will ensure those who live in small spaces can easily work-from-home, even if they don’t have a desk. Check them out below!
Make sure you have a hard surface to work on: Whether it’s a stand-up tray or a foldable table, make sure you have some type of flat surface to work on. Don’t assume your coffee table will work for this purpose: You need something high enough so you’re not bending down to read or to look at a computer.
De-clutter: Miscellaneous items laying around the area you’re working in can be a huge distraction. Make sure to tidy-up before starting your work to avoid any distractions/stress.
Embrace natural light: If possible, try to work in an area with natural light. This will not only give you a boost of happiness but will make your work more productive as well.
Make your bed: Have to work from bed with a standup tray? Make your bed before you start to work! This will help prevent you from wanting to snuggle up and fall asleep! In addition, make sure you have a supportive pillow behind you while working.
Hang a large to-do list: Keep a large to-do list hanging in the space where you’re working. This allows you to easily see the tasks you need to complete and will help you from feeling to overwhelmed. In addition, a to-do list will help inspire you to finish your work ASAP.
Move the remotes: Working in a space with a TV? Move the remote to the other side of the apartment so there’s no temptation!
Buy noise-canceling headphones: If there’s noise in the apartment you can’t get away from, make sure to invest in some noise-canceling headphones.
Work in a space with neutral colors: If your bedroom is full of bright pops of color, you might want to stay away from that area when working. It’s scientifically proven that you will work more productively in an area with neutral, calming colors.
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