Creating the perfect home office
Creating the perfect home office is more important than ever! With the Coronavirus still going around, working at home is becoming the new normal and it looks like it’ll stay that way for a while.
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I’ve been looking at ways to make my office as comfortable as possible since it’ll be home for the foreseeable future. There are some must-have items that will make the home office both a comfortable and productive environment.
Heating and Cooling
Normally the warmer temperatures don’t bother me. If I need to escape and work in a colder place, I generally go to the library or Starbucks. My MacBook and my notepad travel along with me quite easily. Unfortunately, it is not nearly that easy anymore. I wish it was!
Yesterday Nathan and I purchased an air conditioner for my office in order to be comfortable and productive. I’m never excited about spending money, but it was a great investment. The one I linked to that we picked is a portable air conditioner that stands in a room.
From a safety standpoint, the way it is installed is ideal. It doesn’t take up the entire window. Instead there is a vent and covering that adjusts to fit the window, and then close the window up to the vent. It only requires the window to be open a couple of inches and the locking mechanism we have in place still works perfectly.
If you are in a colder climate at the moment, this electric blanket is simply amazing. In the winter I plug it in to the power strip under my desk and I am very cozy and happy while I work.
Organization is so important to me. A clean work space is a productive work space! Lately my mail organizer has reached the overflowing point. I purchased these portable filing boxes that are perfect for organizing paperwork!
Since my blog became profitable, there are invoices to keep track of, expenses, tax forms. The list goes on of what needs to be kept, and if I don’t print and file immediately, I’ll forget. There is nothing worse than having to go searching for these items when tax season rolls around. I keep one box for blog related items, one for personal bills, and a third for anything else that needs printed and kept.
This set of drawers are a staple in my office closet. I have two sets that are stacked on top of each other because it keeps little things from being messy. One drawer is for first aid items, for example. All small items that really don’t fit in anywhere else.
A bookshelf was next on the list because I needed a bigger one. My favorite thing about this one is that it matches my floor, and fits right into the decor.
If you’ve read my review of Military Luggage Company, you know that I am a fan of their products. This padfolio is a lifesaver for me. I keep a notebook with all of my blog ideas in it, as well as research notes, and more. This padfolio means that it is easy to find in my office. It also keeps notepads from being damaged. The best part is that my iPad slides easily inside the front cover.
I am a huge fan of this lamp for several reasons. The biggest being it has wireless charging capabilities. Cords take up valuable real estate on the power strip, and this lamp saves that. Anything that serves multiple purposes in my office is a winner!
It feels like I’ve completely revamped my entire office after adding the things on this list, but it really was a necessity. If you have to work at home, be as comfortable and efficient as possible!
What do you need to make your home office more comfortable and efficient? Tell me about how you create the perfect home office in the comments! For more of my tips on productivity, click here.
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