Enhancing Your Home Office for Increased Productivity

Enhancing Your Home Office for Increased Productivity

It’s great to be able to stay at home and work without having to go into the office. When you work at home, you can have more time with your kids and spouse because you cut down on your commute and time away from them.  You can also multi-task and get a lot of household chores done while you work, such as laundry and running your dishwasher.

There are many perks to working from home. However, a major challenge for work-at-home individuals is maintaining enthusiasm and focus.  There are times when you may lack the motivation to work and instead focus on things like surfing the internet or watching TV.  If this happens, your work output becomes compromised, and it can affect our job.

One way to make sure that you increase your productivity at work is to enhance your home office. A more improved home office can, in fact, make a huge difference and inspire you to work harder.

To help you enhance your home office, here are a few tips:

  • Add proper lighting. Nobody wants to work in a dark area, especially during broad daylight. If your home office lacks good lighting, it can be difficult to focus on the tasks in front of you.
  • Increase storage space. When you work, there are important folders and paperwork that must be filed properly.  You also have office supplies and equipment that need to be accessible. Add more storage space to your home office to keep things well organized.
  • Redecorate. It helps to add new decor to your home office from time to time. This will freshen the room, reduce the monotony, and inspire you during the many hours you will be there You can add natural plants, change your window treatments, display cute decor and collectibles, and update your office furniture.
  • Set the right temperature. Keep your home office cool during the hot days and warm during the winter. If you’re too hot or too cold, it can become very distracting because it’s all you can think about.  Maintain a consistent temperature, so you can focus on work.
  • Repaint. Is your home office starting to get bland?  Take the time to repaint it with a new color. Fresh colors can spark inspiration and will get you to work faster and more efficiently.
  • Face the outdoors. Let the beauty of nature inspire you more. This will also let the natural light in and brighten up the room.

Heather & Alan Davis
Oklahoma City Realtors


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