Tips for Setting Up a Home Office

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With millions of people now working from home, it has become very important to have a good home office set up to help you work from home successfully. Working from the dining table, bed or sofa may not be ideal long term. Having a home office would allow you work, study or do both like I do, comfortably from home. I have worked from home for almost 9 years now, so I have a lot of experience when it comes to staying comfortable as you work from home. It is quite easy once you have settled in and worked from home for some time.

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Tips for Setting Up a Home Office

Here are some tips to help you set up your home office –

Choose the right workspace

It is important to choose the right workspace at home for your needs. I can work in any room in my house but I usually find myself working repeatedly in a few spots. I like being able to work where I feel like and that works for me perfectly. It all depends on your home, family, your preferences and the kind of work you do. The most important thing is to pick the right workspace that works for you. If you need to create space for your home office, you can make use of self storage centres to store away items you have no need for and make room for the new normal. If you are looking for affordable self storage, you should check out Now Storage self storage for personal and business self storage.

Invest in the right gadgets

I always ensure I have all the right gadgets for work ready on a daily basis. My MAC laptop still works great for me and I recently invested in a MAC keyboard and a Canon printer for uni work. Also, I plan to grab the MAC mouse as well. Working from home is easy once you have the right gadgets in place.

Get storage boxes

It is important to get storage boxes ready for your home office, especially if you are doing a lot of printing or you need extra space for paperwork. Having storage boxes allows you to keep valuable documents in one place neatly. The last thing you would want is to have work documents scattered everywhere.

Add some green plants

Green plants add some colour to your space and it also purifies the air. Also, research has shown that plants can increase productivity by 15%. I have my Snake Plant on my table where I work and I plan to add more plants to our house. Bringing in a bit of nature into the house is a great way to create an amazing home office, plus it helps you stay productive.

What do you think of these home office tips? Do you work from home? How are you finding it all? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below, let’s chat. Thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely day.





The Importance of a Good Office Chair

The importance of a good office chair cannot be over emphasised. I remember how badly my lower back suffered while I was pregnant at my previous job. I had over 3 pillows but they hardly helped. I was sitting for long hours with very little breaks here and there, so I needed a very comfortable office chair. I had little or no support from the chairs at work even before I fell pregnant, so you can imagine the torture I went through heavily pregnant with twins.

I had my chairs changed many times but there was hardly any difference, I was just not comfortable sitting on any of them. They were either too wobbly, too stiff or just not comfortable, regardless of the sitting position I was in.


So I have made it a mission to shop around for a very comfortable chair for our home office once it is ready and good to go. A comfortable office chair is the best office furniture because we tend to sit for long periods of time, so we need an office chair with adequate support. Sitting on the office chair is where most of the office magic happens, we all spend a good amount of time on it so this is one office furniture we should pay special attention to.

Here are 2 main benefits of good office chairs

  1. It will ensure we don’t suffer from back aches and pains. It will provide proper lumbar and pelvic support which results in our back muscles being less stressed.

2. It will keep us comfortable; which helps because it means we can get more work done.

Sitting on an uncomfortable chair is one of the worst things you could do to me. I don’t sit still, so I need a versatile chair that cn recline, move and keep up with my many sitting positions. That is one key feature I look out for in office chairs. And I think I will find the design I want at Furniture At Work. It is a UK office furniture specialist with very affordable prices, so it is definitely worth checking out for deals.

What do you look out for in an office chair? How would you describe a good office chair?

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A Fantastic Home Office

I am currently in the middle of sorting out our home office. There was a designated room meant to be a study but I never got to sorting it out until now. It is still a work-in-progress. We have got a few bits and bobs like a printer, drawers and shelves sorted but there is still a lot more to go in and go out. And I need to crack on with the decorating.




At the moment, I work anywhere and everywhere around my house, but I tend to favour my bed (very bad I know) and the couch (also very bad). You can also find me working in a room at the top floor of my house. It is my little Writers’ Coven I told you all about some months ago. I love working there because there is a ceiling window, and it looks amazing especially in the summer.  The direct sunlight keeps me awake and alert. I get to take some amazing product shots there as well, which is why I cherish this particular work space so much.

Here are the features I look out for in a home work space –


Direct sunlight

I need at least 1 window in my work space, and I like to sit close to it. It keeps me very awake and alert. And that is the reason why my top floor bedroom is my writing refuge. The ceiling window keeps my creative juice flowing.


Comfortable sitting and typing position

Like most busy mothers I know, I suffer from aches and pains every now and again. I spend hours in a day on my laptop, so I like my work space to be very comfortable. I pay special attention to my sitting position position. I make sure I am sitting and typing in the right posture with regular breaks.

I am currently shopping around for some home office furniture, and I have my eye on some loose home office furniture, and I am hoping to get them all in the next few months.


Perfect Temperature

I recently wrote about how I struggle with keeping our house warm during winter, and keeping it cool during summer. I work from home, so I need my home office to have the right temperature, especially in extreme weather situations. I won’t be able to get any work done if the temperature isn’t right.




Sensible Storage

I like to have my home office very organised. I can’t think in a mess, so everything has to go into the right place. Our home office is only a small room, so I have to make the most of the tiny space, and that is where sensible storage comes in handy. I got a couple of movable drawers which I have found very handy. And I also have a book shelf, which stores majority of my work stuff, in an organised manner.


These are the features I look out for in a home office. What do you look out for?


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