Setting up your Work at Home Area

Once you have decided you are going to work from home you will need to create a space to do so. This doesn't mean you have to remodel your house and put in a top of the line office. You just need to create a place where you can be free of distraction and focus entirely on your work.

Here are some tips for setting up your work at home area.

1. Make a separate area to work from. Preferably somewhere that you can close the door. This will allow privacy and allow you to leave work behind at the end of the day. It is important to be able to forget about work when you are through for the day. If you have your work area set up on the kitchen table this will not be easy to do. Anytime you pass the table you may be tempted to work more. It would also not offer you any privacy if you need to escape a noisy family.

2. Be organized. Keep your work at home area organized. If your area is covered in papers you will not be able to find what you are looking for. This can cause wasted time. Keeping your work area organized will make you feel more like working and you will be more productive. No one likes setting at a messy desk.

3. Have everything you need for your work at home job handy. If you have to keep getting up to get things you need for your business you are going to waste a lot of time. Keep everything you will need at your work area.

4. Make your work at home area a place you will enjoy being. If you would make your area in a drab dark room you will not feel like being in their to work. You work area setting is important. you will spend several hours a day working, you want the area to be a place you feel comfortable. (Not too comfortable though, you do have to get some work done) A bright room with lots of light would be perfect for a work at home area.

Photo was created by Henk L

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