Many people have had to get used to working from home over the last few months because of the pandemic, and even once the threat of the virus has passed, many people will continue to work remotely…at least occasionally.
In order to work to the best of your ability from home, here are a few essentials that are worth investing in:
High-Quality Office Chair
The most important purchase that you should make is a high-quality, ergonomic office chair. You will be spending a large part of the day in this chair so it needs to be comfortable, supportive and sturdy so that you can work for long periods and avoid back pain.
There is a temptation to sit around working in pyjamas when working from home, but this is not a good idea. Not getting dressed for work can make it hard to mentally switch gears, plus it will not look too professional if you have a video call!
You do not have to wear a suit, but professional yet comfortable women’s trousers and a top will help you to look and feel ready for work each day.
If you are the type of person that enjoys a good cup of coffee at work, then a coffee machine is a great purchase to make.
This could make a big difference to your mood and performance each day and keep you going during those difficult Monday mornings.
It is far too easy to spend hours on end at your desk without getting up when you work from home as you will not have to get up to speak to your co-workers. This could be dangerous, even with an economic chair, so an app that reminds you to get up and stretch periodically is helpful for those that work from home.
You could also invest in a FitBit or Apple Watch to make sure you’re getting enough steps in each day.
For those that are new to working from home due to the pandemic, there was not much time to prepare so many are working in a basic setup. Much like you need to decorate your desk at work, it is helpful to have some decoration in your workspace so that you can feel happy and comfortable.
This might include personal photographs, artwork, plants, and anything else you know will put a smile on your face.
These are a few essentials which will allow you to be productive and comfortable when working from home, which will be the new normal for many people going forward.
How do you like working remotely? Let us know in the comments below!