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10 DIY Hacks To Improve Your Home Office.
The following points are dominated by the fact, that I have found, the single biggest issue in working from the family home is the family! In the early years, the words "I'm working" became my catch-phrase and a 'trigger' for ridicule through the response "He's working!" It took me some time to understand the simple fact that a home is a home and not an office. So, the following points describe how I have managed to work productively from home and still have a family.
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My wife remembers my first home office well: it was in our bedroom. I moved two bedside cabinets against a free wall, laid a chipboard sheet between them and had my first desk. It didn't look much like the desk in the video but it did the job and cost about £5. Along with a dining room chair, the set up was more than adequate. My first point then, is that spending a lot of money, before you can afford it, is not, necessary
Looking back, the main problem was having to use the bedroom. Our first apartment had two bedrooms but it was dominated by the needs of our one year old. If at all possible, try to set up your office in an area not used by others. Over the years I have used spare rooms, hallways, purpose built sheds and a converted garage. All of which benefited from the fact that their sole use was as an office. My second point would be that any dedicated space is better than working in a communal area.
Fast-forward 33+ years, I now have a built in desk that spans the width of my dedicated home office and a massive office chair that really looks the part. I have lots of shelves for storage and space for all of the technology I need. I appreciate the style shown in the video but choose to keep the whole office efficient rather than homely. My third point then, is that the office should reflect your temperament and attitude to work. I'm not a fan of style over substance.
Finally, make it easy for yourself to work. Do everything you can to remove obstacles and distractions.