How To Get the Most Out of Your Home Office Space
Working from home can have several benefits, including no commute, more affordable lunches, slippers all day, and working, cooking, exercising, and relaxing together, but sometimes it can be challenging to separate your home and work lives.
Creating zones for different mindsets and activities is one of the best ways to embrace the space in your home. Home and work life can be effectively separated by creating a zone for productivity during the day and a zone for relaxation at night.
Creating a productive working environment
During the workday, it can be tempting to move around the home, but if you want to stay focused, it's better to pick one area in which you can consider your productivity zone.
Depending on your situation, this may be your home office or a particular seat at the kitchen table. By limiting your work to this area, you will encourage your mind to stay focused on the task at hand. When you leave the zone at the end of the day, your mind will be able to switch off properly.
To minimize distractions or create periods of uninterrupted time
It's a good idea to set ground rules if multiple people in your household work from home. It is also a good idea to take a coffee or lunch break together, where you can leave the productivity space and unwind. If space is limited, consider using small succulents or house plants to separate this zone, which in addition to looking nice, can improve concentration by up to 38%.
For a simple yet effective pick-me-up throughout the day, invest in some quality stationery or a nice coffee machine.
During breaks, we recommend putting away all your work equipment and papers if you cannot create a dedicated work area. If you remove work-related items from your line of sight during lunchtime or after work, you can relax and enjoy your well-earned break.
A tidy space leads to a tidy mind
Regardless of whether you're in your working or relaxing zone, keep the space tidy.
Clutter can quickly build up at home when you live at home nearly full-time, and an untidy space is a sign of an untidy mind. When preparing for the next day, simple tasks such as making your bed, hanging up clothes, or wiping down your desk can make a huge difference.
Take some time to declutter both your relaxation space and your workspace - it will make it easier to stay on top of things. Consider storing things you don't need right now in garages, and lofts if you have the space.
Putting some larger possessions in storage will help you make room for a work-from-home setup if your space is already overflowing. Our storage options range from small units to warehouse sizes for storing larger items and furniture, allowing you to keep your space and mind tidy.
Finally, if you want to make longer-term changes in your home, a bit of new color on the walls can help separate your rooms. In a relaxation area, yellow is always our first choice.
Other calm and soothing colors include sky blue, blush pink, and sage green. In a workspace, creams, grays, and darker blue tones are good choices, since they minimize distractions and can help you concentrate.
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