There have been numerous situations that have caused many people to work from home. However, with the pandemic now at hand, Coronavirus, the call for more workers to operate from home is on a high. But, the reality of the matter is that not many people have the resources by which they can effectively work from home. Space, tools, and equipment are lacking in the home of many people, and they are forced to compromise or create makeshift work-stations. There may be a space in your living room, or you can rearrange the closet under the stairs and add a chair and desk. However, for those who do not have the space available or the “ready-made resources,” may have to indulge in a few DIY projects for their benefits. For those who are placed in the sudden spot to telecommute or work directly from home, here are a few tips to implement when you are out of official office space…
Use Multi-duty Tables
Tables are imminent when it comes to working from home, and a lot of people may not have the space to add a second table. As such, using a table that you already have around will be a great option. You can use the dining table or the kitchen island after you prepare breakfast in the morning. Also, preparing lunch before you start working could be a good option, so you won’t have to pause or shuffle your work because space is needed. If the space is not possible to stretch your work, you can try accommodating a part of the table. Also, you can use the side table that comes with your bed (place the lamps on the floor for a while) or even your dresser (add the items to a part of your bed for a few hours). But, no matter what, don’t use your bed as a “substitute desk,” it is too comfortable and will defeat the purpose of work.
Utilise Wall Space
Again, you may not have the space to put an extra table but may have some wall space where you have nothing mounted. Use it to mount a portable table where you create your small office space. In addition to having a mounted table, you can also make it in a way where it can be folded, so it doesn’t impede other activities around the house. Using this DIY table with a stool or high chair will give you the results you need.
Make Your Office Visible only when Working
Using a tool like a portable laptop table can make for great office space and also ideal when you want to move around the house. Sitting on the chair for too long and need to relax a little on the couch while still getting the job done? No problem, the portable table can make this possible.
There are numerous ways you can work from home without having an official office, and all it takes is a little flexibility and creative thinking. After all, it will not be easy to work from home, especially with the fact that the entire family might be around (the kids can get active!). Also, having a portion of your garage set up as an office can be a great idea as well, just park the car outside for a while.
As the world grapples with this pandemic, ensure you and your family stay safe!