Site icon BeautyHarmonyLife

How to Organize a Home Office for Better (Work) Productivity

Whether you are a remote worker, or simply enjoy working from home, organizing your home office is essential for your productivity. Creating your personal, cozy space within your house will increase your efficiency. Having a place that you can call “yours” will keep you focused and help you stick to your schedule.

The style you choose depends on your preferences. We can help you choose the elements that will make your home office the perfect spot.

Keeping Your Desk Clean and Organized

Professionals don’t keep dirty coffee mugs and leftovers on their desks. Those are supposed to stay in the kitchen. Ever heard of the expression “don’t s**t where you eat?”

Photo by Emerick Architects

If you want to be productive, you MUST keep your desk clean. If you don’t, you’ll get distracted easily, and won’t be able to concentrate well.

Using Natural Light

You need natural light at your desk! Why?

Seek to use natural light when working, it’s so much healthier and eco-friendly than artificial light!

Photo by Apartment Apothecary

Regarding color options, Christine Lewsey, freelance writer from Careers Booster , who constantly works from home, shares her opinion. “Paint your working space in a vivid color, but not a disturbing tone. For instance, a light green or a bright yellow can improve your brain functioning and concentration levels.”

Dividing Between Zones

You cannot work non-stop, that’s for sure. You’ll need to take a break from time to time, and relax. When you do that, make sure you feel comfortable in your own cozy place.

Photo by CM Natural Designs

Also, make sure you change environments. Relaxing where you work is not calming enough, and might not unwind your brain. That’s why you need to divide your “working zone” from your “relaxing zone.”

Your two zones must be divided by an “invisible wall.” You could play some classical music in your unwinding zone, add some great books to read, and place a yoga matt in the center of the room for stretching purposes.

Photo by Polsky Perlstein Architects

Having Multiple Options

In your working zone, you’ll want to place different furniture to keep you from developing a tiring routine. For example:

Photo by Alex Maguire Photography

If you don’t have enough space to place all of this furniture into your working area, don’t forget to take breaks every fifty minutes, and use your zone two for relaxing.

Getting the Inspiration That You Need

I am sure there are certain things that motivate you, such as: your favorite painting, your favorite books, inspiring canvas, or even motivating quotes. Whatever you are into, make sure you personalize your working space. It will help you stay focused and increase your productivity. While some might consider these designs unnecessary, I believe that inspiration is truly important for anybody working remotely.

Photo by Gina Sims Designs

Wrapping Up

If you work from home often, designing your personal home office is essential. Don’t forget to keep your desk organized and clean, use natural light, divide between working zones, have multiple furniture options to choose from, and get the inspiration that you need.

About the author:

Eva Wislow is a career advisor and blogger from Pittsburgh. She is focusing on helping people break down their limits, find a dream job and achieve career success.  She finds her inspiration in writing and peace of mind through yoga. Follow Eva on Twitter.

Exit mobile version