Obviously, everyone has their own preferences when it comes to working from home. But, what follows is a basic list of furniture needed for doing just that. Feel free to make changes, based on your individual needs.
The first thing you need when setting up a home office is a workstation. Most often, this is a traditional desk with plenty of room to work. These days a standing desk is a popular alternative option. These desks are raised so you can easily work from a standing position and don’t have to spend the entire day sitting.
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When you are sitting down, it’s crucial to do so in a chair that’s ergonomically friendly. Otherwise, you can end up with back pain or more serious complications due to sitting with poor posture throughout the day.
In this day and age, a lot of the documents used for your business can be stored digitally to save space and paper. However, when it comes to actual paper documents you need to file away, you need a place to neatly and safely store them. That’s where a file cabinet comes in.
Keep plenty of binders, folders and tabs on hand so you can easily sort and identify the paperwork you keep in your file cabinet.
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If you don’t have designated locations to keep things like pencils, pens and books, they can end up cluttering your desk, which can lead to a decrease in productivity. What’s the solution? Use bookshelves in the room. This way, you’ll have lots of space to keep things so they don’t get in the way of your work area.
In the event of an unfortunate disaster like a flood or fire, you might end up losing your irreplaceable documents. To prevent this, purchase a small safe to store documents that’s both fire and flood-resistant. It’s wise to keep backups of your digital documents on a hard drive (in the safe) as well. So, they can be easily recovered if disaster strikes.