Set Up A Productive Home Office: Part 1

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Whether you run your business out of your house or you simply need to bring work home from time to time, having a home office will give you easy access to important information you need to run your company. Working off the dining room table or a set of TV trays will not allow you to run a successful and productive business from home, to the point that your workspace may hurt your profit margins. The guide below explains how to set up a productive home office so you can get your work done effectively.

Get The Right Desk

Your desk is the heart of your home office you need to pick the one that best suits your needs. Here are a few factors to consider:

  • Desktop Space
  • Built-In Storage
  • Size And Configuration (How The Desk Fits In The Room)
  • Holes And Places For Electrical Cords
  • Price
  • Durability Of The Building Materials (Wood vs. Glass vs. Plastic)

Find a desk that is large enough to work on and still fits the area you have reserved for it. If you plan to move in the near future, you may want to get a modular desk that can be adjusted to accommodate multiple floor plans. Think about the office supplies and files that you will need to keep handy around your desk and select a model that will help you stay organized throughout the year.

BONUS TIP 1: If you cannot keep your desk out all the time due to limits in space, consider getting a folding desk that you can set up and tear down easily. These desks are designed to fit into tight spaces, but they still provide enough room for a laptop, phone, and other things you may need in your office.

BONUS TIP 2: Shop for your office desk in July or August, just before school starts. This is when you will find the best selection of desks, and you will likely save money on back to school sales.

Find The Right Desk Chair

Your desk chair may not seem like a vital component of your home office, but it is. If you get a chair that is too stiff, you won’t want to sit down in it. Your chair will actually deter you from doing work. At the same time, you do not want a chair that is too comfortable because that will encourage you to be overly relaxed and downright lazy in your home office. Look for a chair that will support your body but still keep you in a productive upright position. You’ll be amazed by how much of a difference this will make in your business.

Continue to Part 2