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Home Office Tips: How to Make a Productive Office Space in Your Home

The home office is becoming a more important room of the house. It used to be the room where the computer and the printer were, and that’s it. Now, all that has changed, with more people than ever working remotely, and many households operating a side hustle to bring in some extra income.

Being productive in a home office is another story. There are lots of distractions within easy reach, and too many people make the mistake of simply moving into their existing home office and leaving it as it is. You need to make the space your own if you are going to stay productive and get more from your work. Keep reading to find out how to create a productive office space in your home.

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Home offices usually become a dumping ground for bits and pieces that belong elsewhere. To get the most from your home office space you need to have a good clear-out and create some space for you to work. If it does not belong in your workspace, it does not belong in the room.

Getting some extra storage can help. If you are short on space in the other rooms of the house, look for some smart storage solutions that can help tidy things away in your home office. You need some space to move as well as sit, and not feel cramped or crowded in by clutter.

Get Equipped

Whether you are running a small business from home, working remotely for your employer, or spending your free time side-hustling, your old computer may not be up to the job. Most people have a personal laptop and smartphone these days, and family PCs have been left to collect dust in the corners of home offices everywhere.

If you are due an upgrade, you should look for a modern PC or laptop that has the latest display and graphics processing technology. Just surfing the internet can put a lot of demands on a PC. Find out more about Intel’s latest graphics tech at Intel’s Arc technology can produce the same display quality in laptops that you would normally only experience in a high-end gaming PC.

Get Comfortable

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Without this, you will have trouble settling into work, and mild aches and pains will be a constant distraction. The cheap chair that you find in most home offices is not designed to be used for more than a few hours at a time. Put as many extra cushions and comforters on it as you like, it will never be enough.

Make these three simple changes and every workday will be a productive one. Working at home has a lot of benefits, but if you cannot keep up your productivity it will not work long-term, and you will be back in a cubicle.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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