Working from home has its perks, but for those of us without a home office, setting aside a dedicated space to ensure that work doesn't take over your personal space can be difficult. Here are our top tips on how we can simplify your workspace:
We all need a quiet and calm setting to help us concentrate on the task at hand. The first step to streamlining your WFH space is to create an environment to help you focus, whether it's at the dining table or a small breakfast nook. Make sure your work zone is far away from main points of distractions such as a heavily frequented corridor. Learn how to create an ergonomic workspace here.
A cluttered space can have a detrimental effect on your creativity and productivity. Reducing the clutter around your workspace can enhance joy. You can do this by finding a home for work items, either in a designated spot or in a box that you can tidy away at the end of your workday.
If you work with a lot of paperwork, it can quickly take over your desk space. Create two piles of paper, one for what you need to save, and throw away anything no longer needed. Make a filing space for things that you need to keep.
An office setup can mean having a laptop, monitor and phone, and they all come with charging/connection cables. To avoid tangled cables getting you down, streamline your desk by using the Nolii Loop Cable which comes with a dock to keep it organised. It can be wound up and secured neatly when not in use. Get a cable organiser so you can tidy all the cables out of sight.
To avoid diminishing your decluttering efforts from the previous step, we recommend adding one personal item to your workspace that brings happiness. Try placing a cute plant pot on your desk or adding a cosy throw onto your chair.
You can also use colour psychology to uplift your mood by finding a bright coloured print to hang up above your workstation. Alternatively, use Nolii tech accessories such as the Duo Plug to elevate your space with its bright colour and tactile finish.
We spend a lot of our time staring at the screen during the workday. Make your desktop screen a happy place by changing the wallpaper and tidying your desktop folders. You can find out how to create a Smart folder here.
Planning your workday ahead of time can make your day feel less stressful, and ensure you can prioritise urgent tasks and spend less time on things that don't matter.
Stationery fans can do this with the classic pen and paper, as there is nothing more satisfying than crossing things off your list.