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5 Little Changes That Could Make A Big Difference In Your Home Office

It’s easy to throw a desk and chair into your spare bedroom and call it a home office, but do you really think there is nothing else you could do? There are some little tricks you can use that will help you become much more productive and that means you will be able to work harder. If you work harder you will make more money, so it’s crucial that you set up your home office in the right way. Do you want to learn about a few changes that could take your business to the next level?

Look out of the window

If you work from home you should be able to look out of the window from your desk. There are no excuses because you don’t have a boss telling you where to sit. Have you ever been puzzled by something you can’t get your head around? Well the last thing you need is to lift your head up and stare into a wall. You want to stare into nature. You want to sit and watch the birds fly around because it will inspire you more than a piece of concrete.

Coffee within touching distance

When you work for someone else you can walk across to the coffee machine to grab a mug whenever you want, but you can’t when you work from home. I’m not saying it’s physically impossible for you to walk into the kitchen whenever you want, but if you do you will be wasting valuable time. If you want to spend the majority of your time making money you should set up a coffee machine as close to your desk as possible.

Learn to relax

Walk into any big furniture store and sit down on lots of different office chairs. You will discover one or two that are much more comfortable than the rest. Look at the price tag and you will notice there is not a big price difference. You need to sit on your chair every single day, so do you realize that spending an extra hundred dollars for added comfort will be well worth it? Think of how much more productive you will become when you love sitting down.

Organization is crucial

If you’re not organized something will go wrong somewhere down the line whether you like it or not. Luckily it’s easy to become more organized and there are a few things you can do to help. Hang a whiteboard from your wall and it will mean you won’t forget anything ever again as long as it’s written down. Buy a filing cabinet and you will be able to locate anything within a few seconds. You should also keep your desk tidy and you won’t lose anything.

Working at night

The great thing about working from home is that you get to decide when to work, but you can only work at night if your room isn’t dark. The reason I mention this is because some people try to work in a room with bad lighting instead of dealing with the problem. Buy stronger light bulbs and get a nice lamp you can keep next to your desk. If you do want to work after it gets dark you will get more done.

Little tips make a big difference

We’ve talked about a few little changes you can make, but you must realize that each of these can make a big difference. Your main goal should be to maximize the amount of money you make and if these changes can increase your bottom line they will be well worth it. Can you think of any other tips someone could use to improve their home office?

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Jerry Mcleen is an interior designer at Thomsen Homes. An ardent blogger, he likes to give valuable advice to home owners regarding new home construction via his articles. He is a sprightly character and likes to indulge in his favorite hobbies in his spare time.

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