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Home office essentials that you need

by on October 10, 2019 in Business, Latest News, Lead Article, Lead story, News you can use, Nuggets, Small Business, Startups

Home office essentials that you need

The advancements in modern technology now allows people to collaborate regardless of their location, as long as they have a stable internet connection.

By several means of communication, companies welcomed the idea of working from home, which is a cost-effective technique in minimizing their employees’ carbon footprint.

Additionally, many businesses now run online, even employing virtual assistants. In any case, if you want to venture out working from home, or just want to set up a home office, here are some of the essentials that you need.

Computer

Since everything now runs online, of course you need a working computer with specifications that are suitable to run an internet connection together with all other software and applications you need for work. Nowadays, there are even laptops with a comparatively similar, or even better specification than a desktop computer.

In order to set up a home office on a budget, choose a computer without the need for additional accessories such as a numeric keypad or even a video camera because there are computers that already have these features built in.

Alternatively, assess your business or office needs in terms of software because there are already operating system alternatives, and you need not fall into the trap of pricey software licenses. Additionally, you can already make audio and video calls through your computer, which eliminates the need for you to secure a separate telephone.

Connectivity

Apart from a computer with the capability of supporting your online needs, you also need a reliable and stable internet connection.

Most broadband providers offer a certain package bundle that lets you have a broadband subscription coupled with a cable TV plan, well, not that you need it but it might be a good deal for your household. In any case, certain subscription plans offer a lower rate for a certain duration.

For instance, a one year subscription plan is usually cheaper than a subscription plan renewed monthly.

Desk

While it is true that working from home means that you can technically work anywhere, a home office set up will definitely be able to help you focus on your tasks at hand. Thus, a desk where you can affix your computer is necessary.

It is even a plus if your desk comes with drawers where you can easily access things that you need such as pen and paper, or even some snacks.

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Chair

A good office chair will be beneficial for your back, especially if you need to sit down in front of your computer for long hours. The perfect office chair will support a good posture, ensuring that you won’t get a bad back even after you spend all day in your home office. Invest in a back support if you have to, or make use of your throw pillows.

Corner

Now that you have a computer, a connection, a desk and a chair, the next challenge is where you need to set everything up. If you don’t have the luxury of space, let alone a spare room for your home office, designate a corner where you can fit your desk and arrange it as your working corner.

It doesn’t really matter whether you set up your home office in a separate room or even in a corner. What matters is that you can focus on your task while you are seated comfortably in front of your computer, if possible away from external distractions such as a television.

However, you can also opt to set up your home office near a window where you can have access to fresh air, especially on stressful days.

 

Lights

Make sure that the corner or room where you plan to set up your home office has adequate lighting conditions. The health of your vision is an important factor in order to succeed in working from home.

For sure you don’t want to get severe headaches or eye strain because of unfavorable lighting conditions. Try opening up the windows and curtains on a bright day. After all, natural sunlight is the best source of bright light.

The benefits of working from home proves to outweigh the minor drawbacks. Apart from being able to reduce your carbon footprint because working from home eliminates the need for you to travel to an office, a home office provides you the liberty of starting work as soon as you get up.

Yes, no need to take a shower and dress up before being able to start on your tasks and win the day.

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