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How to set up the perfect study space

In order to make the most of your personal office space, Here are 10 things to keep in mind when creating your perfect home study space: 

1. Choose the Right Room

The first step to creating your ideal home office is choosing the right room.

If you have a den, guest bedroom, or finished basement, you may want to use this space as your home office. If not, the living room, kitchen, or even bedroom is ideal for those with limited space.

Make sure your chosen space is separated from the rest of the house, preferably with a door, so that you’re away from any distractions. 

2. Natural Light

If you can, try to set up your home office in an area that receives plenty of natural light. It helps with saving some electricity! And you can soak up the sun from your home office without being outside. 

3. Keep Ergonomics in Mind

There are a few ergonomic rules you should keep in mind:

  • Your chair should be positioned so that your feet rest firmly on the floor
  • Your keyboard should be positioned so that your forearms are parallel with the floor
  • Your computer should be positioned so that the top of the screen is at eye level

4. Invest In Quality Chairs

When it comes to outfitting your office space, don’t skimp on your office chair – your health is in question! Your chair is where you will be spending many hours in. Try to invest in a good quality, comfortable chair to avoid back pain, a cramped neck, and shoulder strain. 

5. Get the Right Tech

When considering technology, make sure you get the options that best suit your needs. Your basic study space technology could include:

  • A desktop computer and monitor (or a laptop)
  • A keyboard
  • A mouse
  • A printer
  • Modem
  • A Scanner

6. Stock up On Supplies

Your stock of essential supplies can include:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Notepads
  • Sticky notes
  • A stapler
  • Scissors
  • File folders

7. Maintain Good Lighting

While natural lighting is the best kind, it can’t be your only source of light. Make sure your home space is well-lit: besides light fixtures on ceilings or walls. Investing in a small lamp will help reduce eye strain and make your workspace brighter during the darker days. 

8. Don’t Forget About Storage

The best way to keep your home office organized is by investing in some solid storage solutions for your at-home office space. Shelves, a bookcase, storage boxes, and filing cabinets are all essential to keeping your workplace tidy and your workflow efficient.

9. Be Creative

While hardware and storage are essential, adding some personalized, creative pieces will help keep your space fun and functional. Consider adding a rug, plants or flowers, a painting!

10. Keep it Dedicated

Putting away distractions such as a TV or game console, will help keep your home office a dedicated working space, so that you can focus on getting your work done. 

 

Source: https://www.desjardinsgeneralinsurance.com/blog/-/10-tips-to-set-up-the-perfect-home-office