In today’s world, a large number of job roles allow us to work from home. For many people, as long as you have internet access and a laptop, you don’t need to be in the office to be able to carry out a day’s work.
The idea of working from home may sound appealing, but for some people, it can present a number of distractions. When working from home, it’s important not to let the likes of a TV or other members of your household come between you and the tasks that need completing.
Whether you have a new job which requires you to frequently work from home or you already do and find you get distracted easily, creating a home office is the best way to maximise your productivity.
In an ideal world you’ll have a spare room which can be transformed into an office, but this isn’t the case for everybody. If you’re in this position, then think about an area of your home which you don’t use as much, and can act as a place to work from. Whether it’s in your dining room, a corner of your living room or even a garage; you can still create an organised work space.
To help you work to the best of your ability when working from home and avoid any distractions; here are a few simple ways in which you can create an organised working environment.
Make sure your space is clutter-free
When carrying out numerous tasks at once, it can often lead to a cluttered work space. Whether it’s reading multiple documents or sorting through files, it’s important you maintain an organised working environment, as this can help boost productivity.
There are a number of ways you can create a clutter-free work space, including desk drawers, filing cabinets, storage bins and stationary holders. Adding these into your workspace doesn’t have to come at a cost and you could even use drawers and cupboards that you already have in the home.
Create a daily plan
Just because you’re working from the comfort of your own home, doesn’t mean you can’t follow the same routine that you would in the office. On a daily basis many of us create a plan for the day ahead, consisting of emails that need to be sent, tasks that need completing etc.
The best way to plan your day is to display all of your tasks on a whiteboard or noticeboard so they’re visible at all times. Doing this will also give you a sense of satisfaction when you can tick each task off as you complete it.
Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you can’t be productive and create an organised work space. By following the simple steps we’ve mentioned and adding some of your own, will allow you to make the most of your time when working from home.