Your alarm blares. It’s so early! Stomach growling, you shower and run out the door to beat the hordes of commuters.
Not the most relaxing start to your day, is it?
As technology makes it easier to work whenever and wherever, people are ditching the commute and working from home. But if you’re in tight quarters, how do you draw the line between office and living space? Here are a few tips that can help:
Designate a Clear Workspace
Consistency is essential when it comes to working from home. Pick a comfortable area — put a desk in the corner of your living room, for instance — and stick to it, day in and day out. It’s a great way to build a routine and stay productive.
Clear the Clutter
Keep your work in your workspace. Don’t let loose papers and other work materials spill into your living space. Think of your workspace as your office and keep it distinct from the areas where you cook dinner, hang out with friends, and binge-watch TV.
Minimize the Static
The garbage truck just went by and now sirens are blaring. While you no longer have to put up with talkative coworkers, distractions are still rampant when working at home. To keep out noise, consider closing your windows and doors and wearing headphones.
Set Business Hours
To maintain a work-life balance while working from home, set hours when you’re officially “on the clock.” For some, sticking to the standard 9-to-5 workday is helpful. No matter the hours you choose, having a schedule will keep things clear.
Working remotely is a great option but maintaining a balance can be tough. Boundaries are a great way to achieve both personal and professional success in a single space.
Working from home? Reach out if you want to look for properties with more space for your home office.
Licensed Broker Associate
COLFAX REALTY GROUP