If you are still living in boxes weeks after moving into a new home, it’s time to get sorted and set up your home office for maximum productivity.
Everyone has been there following a move – all of your plates are still in boxes, you are still waiting for the internet to be installed and you still haven’t quite worked out where your computer desk should go.
On 1st May it is New Homeowners Day, making it the perfect time to get your affairs in order and set up your home office, ready to hit the ground running at your new residence.
This point cannot be stressed enough, as soon as you move in ensure you make a point of unpacking and clearing away boxes as soon as possible. The longer you leave it, the worse the mess will be.
Get all of your essentials unpacked, such as your computer, and arrange a layout in your new home office. Even if how you arrange your furniture at first isn’t how you will keep it (it most likely won’t be), it gives you something to build on.
Once you have done this, it will become so much easier to visualise where best to place your computer desk, and what furniture you can invest in to complete your new home.
With everything now having a place, permanent or otherwise, you can purchase new furniture for your home – if you have moved into a bigger house, this provides a great opportunity to maximise storage space.
Storage solutions, such as draws and cabinets, can be placed alongside the computer desk in your home office. This way, all of your important documents are stored within arm’s reach of your workstation, making your room layout ideal for maximising efficiency and productivity.
Having set up your new home office, take the time to enjoy your new home, especially if it is your first step on the property ladder. The added responsibility of paying for a mortgage will act as added motivation to focus on your professional life; making your home office the heartbeat of your new home.
As a home office worker, you will be spending a lot of time in your new house, so it is important that you feel comfortable in your surroundings.
If you are in need of inspiration on how to kit out your new home office, please take the opportunity to browse our selection of computer desks.