It is becoming more often that people are working from home, and it is definitely becoming more popular to have an office at home rather than renting an external office space.

So what do you need to set up an efficient home office space?

1. Computer or Laptop

Choosing whether you will have a computer, laptop or both depends on the job you are undertaking. If you are likely to be working in a variety of locations or whilst commuting for meetings and networking, then a laptop is more sufficient. A computer is better for more office-based jobs where you may need more than one monitor to get things done. Having both could be a future investment.

2. Internet Access

Having reliable fast internet access is crucial, without this it could slow down or completely put work at a halt, especially if you rely heavily on emailing and online access.

3. Desk Set

A desk set which will fit well into your office area, where you can sit comfortably for long periods of time If needed need to be chosen. We recommend going to a large store with lots of option and sizes, like Ikea.

4. Telephone

Traditional landline service isn’t always necessary when working from home but if you wish to have separate contact from your mobile phone this could be a good option for people to contact your office directly.

5. Printer

If you are a business who needs to regularly print documents then having a sturdy printer which has multiple functions including scanning will be largely beneficial to have at arms reach in your office from your desk.

6. Storage

You will need to have a place where you can store documents, this may be a client’s documents or your own. These will need to be stored in good order, so buying storage which you can label is a good idea as you will find that you can find things a whole lot easier.

7. Stationary

Pens, pencils and other stationery are things you almost took for granted when working in an office somewhere but when working from home these are things which are essential.

8. Paper Shredder

Shredding confidential information, addresses and other private documents need to be done so having a shredder in the office will make it easier for you to dispose of these items correctly.

We hope this helps get your home office planning underway. To check out some previous blogs we have done follow the links below.

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