The “new normal” means that many who used to commute to work pre-COVID have now had to get used to working at home. At first, working may have seemed strange, but now, you may have been able to see the benefits of working from home. First of all, you can be with your family more. Second, you are able to save on travel expenses; these expenses include gas, wear and tear on your vehicle, and tolls. Now that you are working at home, there are some essential products that you need to have to elevate your home office experience.
1. A Comfortable Office Chair
Since you are going to be sitting a lot, you do well to invest in a comfortable office chair. There are great office chairs that you can buy at office stores, and there are several that you can buy online. Read the comments if you are buying online, and make sure that you can return the chair if it doesn’t work for you. You want an ergonomic chair, and you have to decide what firmness is going to work best for you and your body type.
2. Accessories for Your iPad
Your iPad is a great office tool. You can log in to Zoom meetings on your iPad, and you may use it to take notes, read and do logging while you Zoom with your laptop. Whatever the case may be, iPad accessories like a leather iPad sleeve, an iPencil, earbuds, a glass protector, a mouse, or a keyboard, can make a big difference when it comes to carrying out your daily office tasks.
3. A Standing Desk
You may need to sit a lot at the office, but it is also good for you to stand up to improve your posture and to get your body moving a little bit. Since sitting all day is detrimental to your health, why not get a standing desk. This does not need to be expensive or even aesthetically pleasing. You can make one yourself by stacking books or using a crate. Standing desks help you to change positions during the day.
4. A Good Light
There are different lights that you can get for your computer for you to look better, more presentable, and hid those bags under your eyes on Monday mornings in your Zoom meetings. You can find good computer lighting on Amazon, and it is very affordable.
5. Noise Cancelling Headsets
Since you are going to be talking over the computer often, you do well to get headsets that have a noise-cancelling microphone. You may not be home alone, and you do not want your colleagues to hear your kids crying or the dog barking. A good pair of noise-cancelling headphones can save you from a lot of embarrassment.
6. A Good Computer Camera
Since people are going to have to look at you through your computer, you may want to invest in a better camera. You can get a camera that is more flexible than the one that is on your computer, and this camera can be of much better quality as well.
7. Desks Organizers
If your desk is not organized, you may find it difficult to find your pens, notebooks, sticky notes, erasers, highlighters, and devices. To keep a neat desk that is organized, you might want to get a simple desk organizer. This could be something that you put inside the drawer to organize your little accessories, or it could be something that you put on top of your desk to keep folders and books in place. No matter what you use, you want to make sure that your office space is warm and inviting. In that way, when you go to work you can be effective, organized, and comfortable.
If you are working from home, you want to do it right. Do not treat work from home as a vacation from work. This means that you want to set up your office space for success. In order to do this, get all of the accessories that you will need to work in the most effective way possible, and get to work.