Having the opportunity to work from home is incredible. No commute, fewer expenses, and you can stay cozy and relaxed all day long. However, it does take discipline and motivation. One thing you can do to help yourself stay organized and on task? Craft the perfect home office.
Check out our list of 10 must-have items for your home office to get inspired and get started.
1. A Door
Businesses are discovering that the open-office model isn’t as successful as once thought. The same applies at home. You want your office to be a space that can be closed off from the rest of the house, so you aren’t distracted by people, pets, messes, etc.
2. A Noise Machine or Noise Canceling Headphones
You might not think you need this at first. But on the first day the kids are home for summer or your partner is home sick, you will realize how vital these items are. Another great option? A sound machine app on your smartphone. You get to block out noise while still getting alerts and calls.
3. Quality, High-Speed Wi-Fi
If you aren’t connected and available, you aren’t making money. Even if you have to shell out a little more each month, it is worth it.
4. A Dedicated Phone Line
It doesn’t have to be a landline—or even a separate cell phone. Purchase a dual-SIM phone to cut down on your gadgets while still dedicating a number to business. Bonus: you can turn the SIM off when business is closed for the day.
5. A Dependable Computer
Do your homework on this one and find the best you can get while sticking to your budget. Out of all the items on this list, this is likely the only one you cannot do without.
6. An Organizer
Whether paper or digital, you need to have a way to organize all your projects and deadlines.
7. A Vision Board
Sometimes you need to plot your project in a way that your computer or tablet just can’t handle. A vision board is a perfect solution.
8. A File Cabinet
For taxes, contracts, expenses, and more. Keep all those important papers tidy and within reach.
9. A Roomy, Ergonomic Chair
Roomy so you can sit how you please and ergonomic to provide the necessary support. You will be spending a lot of time in this chair—make sure it is perfect for you.
10. A Spacious and Attractive Desk
Give yourself room to work and make sure it looks great. You want a desk that you are proud to sit at each day
What would you add to my list?