Article by Eleanor Wyatt
COVID-19 taught us one important lesson: it’s more than possible to work from home, even under less-than-ideal conditions. But just because it’s possible doesn’t mean it’s easy, and if you are still cramped up in a small space, the pressure is on. Nestron invites you to keep reading for some no-nonsense tips and advice on how to make the most of the small space you’ve got when your work depends on it.
Focus On Yourself First
If you’re working from home, it’s crucial that you prioritize self-care. Self-isolation can quickly take a toll on remote workers, but there are a few ways to sidestep the worst side effects. Join a Facebook or industry group with people you work with, make a point to take breaks to socialize physically with people you love, and don’t neglect your physical health. You’d be surprised at what a 30-minute workout can do for your overall mood.
Find Affordable Gear
Even if you’ve managed to make it work so far, there are lots of ways to enhance production and make your workday go a bit more smoothly. If your current equipment isn’t up to par, take a look around online for discounted tablets, laptops, desktops, or wireless charging stations.
If you haven’t already, now’s a great time to invest in a new office desk that will fit your space. Even if you’re used to working from your bed with a laptop on your knees, a great desk—whether a standing desk or one that fits into the corner of your home office—will give you more room to spread out.
Reconfigure and Destress
New computer. Check. New desk. Check. Now it’s time to take a look at how you work, and Financial Management suggests changing things up to ensure that you can be at your productive peak. Keep in mind that things like multitasking, being too close to other people, and not having natural light can all tank your best efforts. And trying to take on too much at once is a surefire way to elevate your cortisol levels. Give your productivity a boost by evaluating your workspace and taking note of distractions. Also, look for ways to keep stress levels at their lowest; for example, keep the space free of clutter and add a few houseplants to elevate your mood.
When you declutter you may consider removing furniture and other items and storing them offsite, at least for the time being. This is also an option if you decide to downsize and move into a smaller space. Go online and search for storage solutions near you. You’ll find a variety of affordable facilities – there are more than 200 units in Denver and the surrounding area.
The flexibility of moving around within a Nestron home is also beneficial as you seek to minimize your transition from room to room. Enjoy relocating your workspace to add a dash of energy throughout the day by creating multiple working areas within your Nestron home, like the kitchen counter, the couch, or the bedroom desk.
It’s easy to forget that there are actually home office hazards that you need to keep in mind. It’s important to stay vigilant in your small space, particularly if you have young children or pets. Many checks are common sense efforts we already make, but there are other things to keep in mind. Loose cords can lead to falls or trips, and overstuffed power strips can be an electrical hazard. Heavy file cabinets should be secured, and sharp implements should always be kept out of reach.
Open It Up
Nothing makes a small space feel even smaller than clutter, even when it is hidden in the desk drawer. Make sure that your office area is clean, your decor leans toward minimalistic, and you have access to ample natural light. Remember, as Houzz points out, there are plenty of other ways to maximize a small space, but the most important is to keep things simple and prioritize multi-functional pieces and hidden storage.
This includes opening up your work area to as much natural light as possible. This is just one of many benefits of purchasing a Nestron home. Nestron homes are well designed with many windows that you can open to provide plenty of natural light, improving the indoor environment for your mental health and productivity. What’s more, the Nestron Cube Two (C2), for example, could easily fit onto your existing property, giving you a totally separate workspace so you can focus on getting your job done without interruptions.
It’s entirely possible that many of us will continue to work from home, possibly permanently. But, that does not mean that our home/office space has to merge together, and if you take care of yourself, have the right gear, and reconfigure your area to fit your needs, you can get through whatever this virus has to throw at you.
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