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Home Office Set-Up Ideas To Live By!

Roughly 50% of small businesses are home offices and making your small business a productive space means that you can use these home office set-up ideas to get things moving. It does not have to be grand and expensive – it just has to be useful, functional, and creative!

Here are some suggestions offered in this contributed article that you should be able to use effectively.

Setting Up Your Home Office for Success

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One of the things that are often neglected by solo entrepreneurs starting out on a new business venture is their workspace. They spend lots of time working on their websites, refining their products and marketing themselves, but they just don’t think that their office space is all that important in the grand scheme of things. They are wrong, especially if they are working, as many entrepreneurs do now, from home.

If you want to run a business as productively as possible with as few interruptions as possible, then you absolutely do need to focus some of your time and energy on setting up your home office for success. Here are some things that will help you do that:

Choose the Perfect Location

The perfect location for the average home office is a room that is very quiet and which will not get a lot of traffic from other members of the household during working hours, at least. Not only that, but it should be as spacious as possible so that you do not feel cramped and boxed into your space, which can really zap productivity.

If you don’t have a room in your home that fits the bill, but you do have a garden, you might want to consider investing in a prefabricated home office. As long as you can have some peace and quiet in which to work, that is the main thing.

Invest in Ergonomic Furniture

When it comes to office furniture, it would do you well to invest in ergonomic pieces that support your body as you work. Why? Because when you’re struggling with aches, pains, and repetitive strain injuries, it can be tough to be creative or work productively. When you’re running a business you need to be physically fit, as well as mentally balanced, and good furniture and equipment will really help you with that.

Keep Distractions Out

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When you run a home business it’s so easy to get distracted by the TV, the games console or, unfortunately for your waistline, the fridge, so when you’re setting up your office, try to keep anything that’s likely to distract you out of the room; when it’s further away, you’re less likely to procrastinate with it!

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Make it More Than Just Four Walls

If your office space is little more than a cubicle, forcing you to stare at the same four walls all day every day, you can bet that you will not get nearly as much done, nor will you come up with many great ideas – you need inspiration for that – so if you can, make sure there’s a window in there, hang some beautiful artwork and fill the place with plants and flowers that are nice to look at. It will make your time spent working more pleasant, and you will almost certainly achieve more too.

It can be more difficult to concentrate and create when you’re running a business from home, but by including the above in your office design, you will be setting yourself up for a good start and lots of success in the future.

My Final Thoughts On Home Office Set-Up Ideas To Live By!

I am sure once you try out or maybe even implement one or all of these home office set-up ideas to live by, you will find your office space a much more inspirational place to be! All the best for your journey to success.

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8 thoughts to “Home Office Set-Up Ideas To Live By!

  • John

    Michelle,
    I have a home office in the basement. It does not have any windows or much to look at when resting. I only use it when I want to get away from every thing else and just work. I enjoy sitting with my laptop in the sunroom with glass on three sides to look out. This room gives me the feel of working outside. Having a wifi printer will let me work from any room in the house and still be able to get a lot done in a short time.
    Where do you get your best work done.
    John

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    • Michelle

      Hello John,
      Thanks for stopping by. Oh my, glass on 3 sides – I love that! Being able to see nature everywhere you turn! Yes! It really helps when you look up once in a while from your keyboard. I have a little space in my kitchen and it looks out into the garden, sometimes I move my ‘office’ to the terrace – nothing like working in nature and listening to the sounds. My husband breeds birds so they are always ‘saying something’…lol.
      I love it.
      All the best.
      Michelle

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  • Orion

    Really liked your ideas here Michelle. I currently don’t have a home office, I migrate from the living room sofa to the kitchen bar bench to the dining room table – when I am at home. Then I get ‘fed’ up with my 4 walls and go to either of the 2 coffee shops that are my favorite hangouts – I admit, I live in a very small town, coffee shops here are a plenty – but all but one close at 4pm !!! Took me 8 months to get used to this idea!
    So, yes a home office would be a nice thing to have – once I settle into my own home (currently renting)…now I have your post as a good reference for when the time comes!

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    • Michelle

      Hello Orion,
      Thanks for your visit. I am glad that you found some useful information in this article. Yes, when you are not in a permanent space, then trying to find a ‘home-office space’ can be a challenge. I hope your business takes off and then you will be able to have your own space versus coffee shops and moving around the house.
      Much success.
      Michelle

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  • DianneBee

    All good tips! When we barely have a corner to work in we really should have a poster, photo or window to rest our eyes on. As for ergonomics! My chiropractor talks about it all day! Comfort makes working much easier.

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    • Michelle

      Hello Dianne,
      Thanks for your visit. Yes, working from home is great, however, we also need to create the ‘work atmosphere’ as if we were not at home. It almost sounds like an oxymoron. LOL. Yes, we need to take care of our bodies even while we work at home and in ‘small spaces’.
      All the best.
      Michelle

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  • Kim

    Now that is something I would never have thought about, a prefabricated home office. Right now my office is in my bedroom so I get all the distraction of the household. We have a lot of space in the backyard for just a thing like that.
    Kim

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    • Michelle

      Hello Kim,
      LOL!
      Thanks for your visit. I am happy that this article triggered some thought-provoking ideas for you. Yes, working from home has its plusses and minuses, however, it’s a great thing in the long term. All the best.
      Michelle

      Reply

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