Starting with your home office might be a bit tough and confusing. While it gives you an opportunity to save some (or a lot) of time – you need to set up an office, that will help you fulfill your duties without any problems. What do you need to start a good home office?
1. Comfortable space
It’s hard to prepare a good office at home if you don’t have a space to do it. Make sure the place you decided to use as your home office is big enough and the light is alright. Keep in mind, that you will spend at least a couple of hours a day there: adequate light might help you avoid eye pain.
It’s hard to imagine working without a computer nowadays. Luckily, this is a home office equipment, which should be delivered by your employer. If not, make sure to get one that will allow you to fill your daily tasks.
3. Office furniture
A desk and ergonomic chair are an absolute must have when it comes to planning a functional office at home. Make sure to pick a good, comfortable options – this way you will stay focused on your tasks instead of thinking how to reduce your back pain.
4. Printer (or a multifunction device)
If you are working in an office, you probably use a printer or copier more or less frequently. Thus, it might be a good idea to get one for your home, as we can bet you’d use it privately as well. If you don’t have the device yet, we strongly suggest you to consider getting a multipurpose machine instead of a regular printer. It will give you a chance to copy a document, print it or scan – and the price of this sort of device doesn’t differ much from the price of a printer.
5. Office supplies
While preparing your home office, you can’t forget about office supplies. Get some pens, pencils, rubbers, highliters, binders, stapler and anything else you might need while working. It might be hard to get everything you need at first, because at the office we usually don’t pay close attention to what we’re using: the supplies are just there, available, and when there is a need, we just take it. Not to worry, you can always visit a stationery shop, where you can get the missing office supplies when you notice they are missing.
6. Internet access
It might sound a bit silly, but trust us: the internet connection is a thing often forgotten by people starting their home office. While almost everyone have the internet at home, it might be not fast enough to let you work or have any other limitations set by the provider. Before starting your work from home, make sure your internet connection is good enough.
7. Other, optional accessories
Working from home can be challenging in more ways than one. First of all, you will be tempted to take care of your private matters, which is a natural thing and you just have to set your priorities during your working hours in your head.
Another issue might be the internet access and power outages. Thus, you should consider getting such accessories as a network router and UPS.
If you need anything from our list, just visit a Staples stationery shop or do your shopping at Staples.dk.