Spring Cleaning Your Workspace
Working from home has loads of positive benefits, but keeping your workspace up to scratch for actually working in can be a bit tricky. If you’re lucky (like me), you’ll have a room dedicated to your work, if not, it might be in a corner of the living room, or on the kitchen table.
Wherever you are though, during working hours that’s your office and it should be as comfortable and work-inducing as you can make it.
Problem Setting:- My work space has to help me be as productive as I can be, how do I achieve that?
Focus on what your work space is for – obviously if you don’t have a dedicated office space, you need to focus on making the space where you do spend your working hours as work-like as possible during those hours – and what you need on hand to be able to do your job.
Keep the things you use most often closest to hand, anything else can be stored away in a box, shelf or cupboard and just be brought out when needed. Keep everything neat and tidy and leave it tidy at the end of the work day.
Buy nice (not necessarily expensive, but stuff you enjoy) stationery and storage for your work stuff. Having equipment you enjoy, that looks good and works well can really make a difference to your productivity!
Get the best chair you can afford! If you’re going to be working at a desk or table for long periods of time you need a comfortable and supportive chair. Nothing stunts productivity like a numb bum and sore back.
Make it work-like – don’t have too many distractions in front of you – if you can keep the task you’re working on as your only or main focus, you’re more likely to finish it.
At the end of your working day make sure you can close your office door or pack away your work space so that you can maintain a life/work split in your day, you want to be able to get away from the office even if it’s only 10 steps from your bed to your desk!
I hope this short article has given you some ideas for spring cleaning your work space and making it a more productive place to be, the more work-like the space, the more work you’re going to get done in it. What are the things that make your space a good place to work?