Over the past few months, working from home has become one of the things we are referring to as the ‘new normal’. The coronavirus pandemic has seen many livelihoods change in one way or another, with the regular work week changing in a major way for many. Whether it is for you or not, working from home shouldn’t feel like a chore.
Luckily, it already comes with some benefits – there’s more time to do the things that matter, no possibility of getting stuck in traffic on your commutes to and from the office, and pyjamas can be your everyday work attire. However, aside from all the novelties, making space for a home office should be high on the priority list. Using our spaces correctly can result in increased productivity and is worth thinking about.
Everyone understands the importance of being organised, at least to some extent, but putting it into practice can be a whole other ballgame. Although the concept can be intimidating, it can be as simple as shredding documents you don’t need, clearing your desk so you only have what you need on display, and filing documents away rather than leaving them in little piles (we all know how quickly paperwork can build up.)
Having too many things we don’t need in view can not only make our minds feel more cluttered but will often also be a major distraction when we need to be getting things done. Yes, even a pile of paperclips on your desk can seem exciting when you compare it to the 3000 words you need to be written by 5 pm. In the case of your desk, the bare minimum works best.
Getting rid of what you don’t need
Not everyone has a spare room readily available in their home for an office. For some, the words ‘home office’ could mean sitting on the couch with their feet up and their laptop on their knee. However, others will find they need a space that more closely replicates an office. Luckily, this can still be done in the living room, the kitchen, or any room that can offer a spare corner (but I suggest avoiding the bedroom – ideally, no one wants to work in the same room they sleep in.)
Regardless of where you decide to set up, it’s likely you will need to free up some space. Setting up an office at home can be the perfect time to declutter. Throwing things away we no longer need can be a huge breath of fresh air in your working (and living) space. If it so happens that you don’t currently have the time to think about whether you want to keep or get rid of all of your childhood toys, self-storage could be the perfect option for you.
Storing in a self-storage facility offers flexibility, meaning you can store for as long (or as little) as you want, and you can free up room in your home without committing to throwing things away until you have the time to prioritise it.
If you are interested in renting a self-storage unit, please give one of our staff a call on 028 969 44188 for more information.