With more people working from home now then ever before, having the right items for your home office is really important. But you can’t just stop there either; you need items that are going to help you be even more productive!
There are some important things that you will need, but also some smaller things that you might not have even thought of yet. You need a space in your home where you can actually be productive and get some quality work done, and this doesn’t mean you can sit on the couch and watch TV while you work!If you are starting to think you could be a little bit more productive while working from home, then you have come to the right place. Have a read on below to find some of the most important home office essentials that will help to improve your productivity:
This shouldn’t come as a surprise; your home office is certainly going to need a desk. Now, all desks are not created equal. So, it is important to do some research to find the best desk for your budget. These days, one of the best desks is the stand up desk.
This means that you can either sit at your desk or unlock the desk and move it up, so you can work standing up, which helps with blood circulation, among a lot of other benefits!
First comes the desk, then comes the chair. However, many people actually think the chair is more important than the desk. As you are probably going to be sitting down for hours upon hours (unless you have a stand up desk), you are really going to need a quality chair with good back support. Looks for an ergonomic chair, as these are build for the best support possible.
If you are dealing with a lot of different files getting send to you, then it is probably important that you remember the date they are sent, so you are able to properly organise your files and this is where date stamps come in. Date stamps are a perfect little tool to help improve productivity and even your filing system.
Notepad/Sticky Notes (plus pens)
Now we’ve covered the two big items, it’s down to the little ones! You are going something to write notes down quickly when an idea pops into your head, so a notepad or even some sticky notes are very important, and you’ll need some pens so you can actually write down your notes.
Monitor, Mouse and Keyboard
A lot of people work off a laptop, which is fine for a short period of time, but after a while you are probably finding it’s all a bit too cramped. This is why it is important that you get a monitor, mouse and keyboard so you can connect them all to your laptop and work with a little bit more room.
There are some pretty fancy monitor stands out there these days, gone are the days where the only use for a monitor stand is to actually hold your monitor. There are monitors stands that now come with USB ports, charging ports and card readers. Also, not to mention how important it is to have your computer at eye level so you don’t get a stiff neck.
Most people love to listen to music while they work, and listening to music through the phone speakers isn’t really the best option. This is why you should consider purchasing some quality speakers, so the music you are listening to sounds a lot better.