Those of us who plan to
work from home would like to have a separate office
space within our homes. Before deciding what are the
things that you need to set up your office it is
important to plan and organize carefully. While
selecting the space for your office, choose carefully.
Pick an area that is not regularly used by the rest of
the family. Make sure it is far away from the
children's play area as they may disturb you.
should have enough light and comfortable for you to
work in. The room should be one that allows you to
work without being distracted or unnecessarily
interrupted. It could be the attic or the basement as
long as you can work comfortably from it.
After selecting the room,
consider carefully what things you need for your office. Do not
invest too much in expensive equipment. Buy things second hand if
you can and only those things that are absolutely necessary. While
organizing the equipment in the home office, do it in such a
manner that you can get everything without having to move around
too much. If you have a revolving chair arrange things in a
triangle or a L-shape, so that you can get what you want by
turning the chair in different directions. While buying furniture
for the office make sure that they are comfortable and will help
you maintain a good posture while working.
For optimal productivity the office should be well organized. It
should have a proper filing system that is user friendly. Invest
in an answering machine to take messages when you are not in the
office. Ensure that the files on the computer have a back up.
By following these simple suggestions you will have efficient and
effective home office set up.