Work from Home: How to Set Up a Home Office in Your Apartment
Working from home has its advantages, but it's important to distinguish between your home life and your work life with this setup.
Park Property Management knows it can be distracting to work from home, so we have a few great ideas to help you set up a functioning workspace in your apartment.
To set up a home office, you'll need to determine how much space you'll need to work. Then you can consider your options: a small desk in the bedroom, a stow-away desk in the living room, or right on your dining room table.
Most people don't have a spare bedroom available for a home office, so finding the perfect space will largely depend on your needs. Your dining room table can provide a great space to work, but you will need a filing cabinet or some drawers to store all of your work-related items. Keep work and home separate by packing away any work items before clocking out at the end of the day.
Having a desk to use can eliminate the need to put away your work every day and can be much easier to manage. Master bedrooms often come with plenty of space and are generally located away from the high traffic areas of an apartment. Purchase a small desk that you can work from and close the door when you're working to help with distractions.
If you don't have the space in your bedroom, try a stow-away desk in the living room. You'll have to be more diligent with distractions, but you won't need to pack away your work before enjoying your home life.
Working from home comes with many benefits, but staying productive can be difficult. Sometimes it's easier to be productive with music or ambient noises. Coffitivity is a great site that provides ambient noise. Keep the productivity thriving by not answering your phone unless it's work related, and make sure to take breaks to keep your mind sharp. And finally, learn to ignore all housework and responsibilities until after you finish up for the day.
Here at Park Property Management, we have many spacious apartments that would provide adequate room for a home office. View our available suites today.