What to Consider When Setting Up Your New Home Office

Whether you work at home all the time or just need a place to catch up on things occasionally, how you set up your home office can have a major impact on your productivity. When you move into a new home, you get a blank canvas for your home office. So, how should you set things up to work for you? Here are some of the top considerations for putting together your home office.

Who will be using the office?

Are you setting up a home office that you alone will use, or will you be sharing the space with other people? If your home office is for you alone, then you have a lot more flexibility in how you set up the space, of course. But if you must share it, then you will need to get creative. For shared home offices, consider if multiple people will be using the office at the same time and which things are priorities to have in the space. This will help you split up the space efficiently, so everyone has what they need to get their work done. 

What kind of lighting do you need?

Poor lighting in a home office will reduce your productivity and cause eye strain. A mix of natural lighting, overhead lighting, and task lighting will offer the best benefits. Be sure to consider lighting in the placement of your desk. Additionally, if you will be using other task areas for work, ensure you have adequate lighting there as well. 

What kind of storage do you need?

Clutter in your home office will make your space feel hectic and unorganized, which in turn will make you less efficient. Invest in ample storage, from shelves to desktop organizers, to keep your place tidy and organized. Your office will feel like a more welcoming place, and you’ll find it easier to locate the things you need. 

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