If you’re struggling to get things done in a small or poorly configured space now that you’re working from home, it’s time to make a change. This might mean reaching out to your Queen’s Home Team to help you find a new home or simply updating your existing space. Regardless of where you plan to work at home, here are some tips to optimize the experience.
You Have Ducks, Get Them in a Row
When the pandemic first started, we had very little warning. This meant that we immediately jumped from the office to the dining room table with little preparation. As many companies now announced that their workforce will remain remote at least through the summer of 2021, now’s a great time to make some changes to ensure a smooth and productive work experience.
First, handle digital security. If you haven’t taken steps to keep your identity safe or your company’s data secure, now is a good chance to read up on cybersecurity topics. Next, spend some time making sure your equipment is up and running at its peak. Your computers, printers, and other office accessories may require routine maintenance. Something else to consider is checking your internet connection speed. If it is slow, either upgrade to a fiber-optic connection or, at the very least, add a few signal boosters throughout the home.
If you work for yourself, take measures to keep your personal property safe. This might mean forming an LLC instead of operating as a sole proprietor. This will give you a few tax advantages and will reduce your personal financial liability if a second round of shutdowns affects your bottom line. A formation service is cheaper than an attorney and, if you follow your state’s regulations for forming an LLC, it’s a fairly simple and straightforward process.
Fitting Into Your Small Space
We all know real estate is at a premium. Many of us live in small apartments and have to manage with the space we have. Spend some time redesigning your interior to make it work for you. This might mean changing up your home office to include a slimmer desk or additional storage. A ladder desk or even a small tabletop tucked underneath the stairs should work without taking up valuable square feet in your small rooms.
Dealing with noisy neighbors above? This can be a huge distraction. Soundproof Central also notes that music, loud voices, and honking horns can flow through the air and penetrate your peaceful space. Eliminate sound pollution by adding noise-absorbing materials to the ceiling or walls. This might include thick blankets or insulation. Keep in mind that drywall ceilings are easiest to remove and soundproof.
Working from home doesn’t have to be a hassle. Make a point to get your proverbial ducks in a row and then look for ways to configure your space to make it a cozy haven for your 9-to-5 hours. And, if all else fails, now may be an excellent time to begin your new home journey. The pandemic isn’t going away anytime soon and many densely populated areas must brace for a second round of isolation. The more prepared you are to work from home now, the better off you’ll be in the long run.Let Keller Williams Landmark II’s experienced team of professional realtors connect you with the home of your dreams. Whether you need a dedicated office or simply space to spread out with a laptop and notebook, the agents here are experts and can provide you with a list of all available properties that meet your needs.