If you’re working from home or are soon to be doing so, you’ll need to ensure you have a designated area in which you can get your work done efficiently. Setting up an office environment at home can be surprisingly difficult, as the two settings of ‘home’ and ‘office’ doesn’t often coincide very well.

However, with a few tricks up your sleeve, you can soon create the ideal space to inspire you to be successful when working from home. Here are some tips for doing just that.


Actually make it a work space

Because it’s a space at home, it can be tempting to treat it as another part of the house in terms of what you put in it and how you maintain it. But you’ll need to get your head around the fact that it will be purely for work, so treat it as you would if you were setting up your desk in an office out of your home. Keep it clutter free, minimal and organised for a good starting point.

…But make it a comfortable one

You’ll need to be happy to sit at the desk (yep, invest in a desk) to work, so you’ll need a good desk and a comfortable chair. These are two really important investments when it comes to setting up your home office, and shouldn’t be scrimped on. Ensure the work area is big enough for your needs too, because if you’re cramped into a little space, it’s unlikely to inspire you.

Ensure you have all the necessary equipment

Just like you would in a regular office, ensure you have everything you need in terms of equipment. Treat your important pieces of equipment as wise investments when shopping for them, such as your computer, printer, fax machines etc as you’ll want to be sure they will last and you won’t need to get them repaired or updated often. Shopping with reputable companies like www.fujixerox.com.au that have been around for decades is a good start for this, and companies like this provide good guarantees for all of their products too.


Keep it tidy and organised

There’s nothing worse than sitting down to work at a desk that is piled high with crumpled bits of paper that you have no idea what they’re for, or moving empty glasses and crisp packets out the way before you can actually open your laptop. Again, as you would at a normal office desk, keep it tidy and organised so that you can get to work as soon as you sit down, and so that your mind remains clutter-free too.

Add a few homely touches

There’s nothing wrong with adding a few homely touches to any office desk or environment, and in fact, they can actually aid productivity if kept to a minimum. Things like framed family photos or motivational posters can go a long way in terms of keeping you inspired and upbeat as you settle down to work.