How to Set Up a Work from Home Office
In these tough economic times, many people consider setting up a business that can be driven from home. While it sounds like a great idea, there are several factors that need consideration before you start, particularly in the way you set up your home office.
Space and furniture
The size of your business will determine your office requirements. If you are a single person in the business, a small area set aside for your office will be fine. More than one person, then a little more space is needed. If you expect to have customers visiting your office, you may need a small, comfortable area in addition to your office work area.
It is well worth investing in good quality furniture such as a fully adjustable office chair and desk otherwise you may find yourself spending less time than you should at your desk. Take the time to select your furniture. Don’t be afraid to try before you buy. Remember you will be spending several hours each day sitting on that chair and working at that desk.
A clutter-free office makes for efficiency and saves time too!. Get a suitable filing cabinet and in- and out-trays. A set of bookshelves to hold important workbooks will help keep things in their place. Organise your computer, printer and telephone so they are within reach. Invest in a good desk lamp so you can read documents without straining.