How to Create the Ultimate Home Office

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Whether you work from home full time or spend a few days a week telecommuting, you need a comfortable space to work. How can you create the perfect office in your home if you don’t have a lot of room?

Use Hallam Storage to clear a space

Decide where you want to set up your home office, and rent Storage in Hallam to clear it out so that you have an open area in which to work. As you move things to a secure Hallam Storage unit, get rid of anything you don’t need or don’t want to prevent the space from filling up with useless junk.

Go for green

Green is considered to be a calming colour and may reduce stress. Take the opportunity to paint your new office a shade of green before setting everything up. Consider adding some plants, too. Greenery brings a sense of life and vitality, something sorely lacking from standard cubicle environments, and having a plant or two around can even make you feel happier.

Start out organised

Once you’ve made room for an office using Hallam Storage, get a filing cabinet, a desk with drawers, a bookshelf and anything else you need to promote organisation. Planning an organised office right from the start minimises clutter and improves efficiency when you’re ready to get to work.

Go for ergonomic everything

Designing your own office space gives you the opportunity to use the most comfortable and ergonomically sound furniture and accessories you can afford. Get a chair with proper back support and an adjustment mechanism to ensure your feet can rest flat on the floor. Place your monitor so that the top is level with your eyes, and choose a mouse and keyboard designed to reduce stress on your hands and wrists. The goal is to create a home office in which you can spend the entire workday free from aches and pains.

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Balance the lighting

Make use of both natural light and lamps to create an appropriate level of brightness for your work. Place the desk by a window, preferably with a nice view outside, and give yourself permission to gaze out every once and a while. Natural light boosts your mood and can improve your productivity, but you need additional light for dreary days or working outside of daylight hours. Try some unique and decorative desk lamps to add personality and a warm glow.

Splurge on something cozy

Nobody works incessantly for eight hours a day, so give yourself a place to take a break by adding a comfortable chair, a loveseat or even a couch to your home office space. Toss on a few soft throw pillows and a blanket, and you’ll have the perfect spot to sit and think or even sneak in the occasional nap. If your idea of a break is lunchtime yoga, bring in a mat, towel and bolster. You’ll have plenty of space when you make the most of offsite self-storage.