Working from home, at least part-time, has been routine for many of us during the pandemic.
Whether you’ve carved out a tiny corner of your apartment or you have a dedicated room, it can be challenging to stay focused and productive when distractions are everywhere.
Use these work from home guidelines with some of our favorite product recommendations to help keep you on task.
Functional & Fabulous Furniture
You don’t have to settle for unattractive, commercial-style ergonomic furniture for your home office.
Consider this stylish adjustable standing desk from Jarvis’ award winning line. Choose one with casters for portability.
And thanks to designer Laura Davidson, you don’t have to go with a black mesh chair. Her home office chair options would delight the most particular buyer.
You were accustomed to having the right technology when you worked at an office. And if you needed something, Joe from IT would get it for you.
You’ll probably have to buy a few things for your home office. Here’s our top suggestions.
Assuming you already have a laptop, here are some useful peripherals.
- HD monitor
- Wireless keyboard with wrist protection and a mouse
- External hard drive
- Desktop power strip with usb ports
Your home internet service may need a boost, especially if other family members are working from home too.
The eero mesh WiFi router provides whole-home connectivity and ensures you have a steady, strong connection. And it provides security and control over the devices that access your network.
Zoom meetings are an inevitable—and often frustrating— part of working from home.
If the lights in your space aren’t on a dimmer switch, or worse, they’re fluorescent, smart bulbs ensure you’re always in your best light.
And with all the extra screen time, check out some blue light glasses to minimize eye strain.
If you want music without the headgear, consider a smart speaker like Echo Dot or the Google Home Mini. A smart speaker serves a dual purpose: It keeps you off the internet (and its many distractions) when you need answers to simple questions.
The Little Things
For me, one of the great joys of my morning commute is my every so often—ok, daily—latte.
With all the cash you’re saving you really should buy your own espresso machine.
And now that you don’t have to be mindful of coworkers’ fragrance sensitivities, you can diffuse oils to boost your mood and energy throughout the day.
Though working from home may be temporary, it’s important that you have the right setup. Hopefully these work from home guidelines will help you create the perfect, productive space.