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DIY Desk Ideas to Make Working at Home a Cinch

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  • You may not be able to control everything that happens in the other areas of the house, but your desk is your space. You are the one in control there.

    So, if you are looking for a way to up your productivity while working from home, you first need to take a long hard look at your working space. Then decide what can be done to improve it.

    This list of seven DIY desk ideas is a good place to start. They'll help you stay organized and productive, which will make working from home much easier.

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1. Cut down distractions

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  • For most people, the biggest challenge that comes from working at home is trying to remain focused on work when your home life is still carrying on around you. It makes sense to find a way to cut down as many distractions as possible while you are working at your desk.
  • Placing a room divider strategically between your desk and the rest of the house can help you stay focused on the task at hand. This divider doesn’t have to make your home office feel like a cubicle; it can be as stylish and modern as you choose.
  • If background noise is a problem, you should invest in a good set of noise-canceling headphones. This will allow you to sit at your desk, put on your favorite motivating music, and block out the home noises that distract you.
  • Of course, choosing the right location in your home can help to cut down on the number of distractions you will face. Obviously, the living room and kitchen are busy living areas and high traffic zones. Avoid putting your desk near these rooms.
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2. Invest in comfort

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  • Since you will be spending a good chunk of your day at your desk, you shouldn’t be afraid to spend a little more money on quality office equipment.
  • The first purchase should be the best chair that you can afford. Sitting is already bad for your health, but when you have an ergonomic chair to take the stress off your pressure points, you will have fewer aches and pains at the end of the day.
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  • There are other ergonomic accessories that you should look for to complete your desk area. These include ergonomic keyboards, hand rests, and even your mouse design.
  • The placement of your monitor should be slightly below or at eye level to take the strain off your neck and eyes. You may have to place it on a stand or a few books.
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3. Keep everything in its place

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  • Clutter inhibits productivity, so it’s important to keep your desk as neat and as tidy as possible. In order to do that, you will need to have a place for everything, and you’ll need to keep everything in its place.
  • Organization tools for your desk will go a long way towards making this a possibility, and there are so many cute styles to choose from.
  • Papers can easily pile up, so there should be plenty of designated space for paperwork. You may benefit from a filing system if your job is especially involved with paperwork.
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4. Add your own style

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5. Shed some light on the subject

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  • The lighting around your desk needs to be conducive to your kind of work and your preferences. Some people like a bright light from above, while others prefer a desk lamp for more targeted light.
  • Are you the kind that would benefit from a little mood lighting? Maybe drape some twinkle lights around your desk. Of course, natural light from a window will help you feel more energized and awake all day long.
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6. Maintain office hours

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  • To thrive at work, you need to take the time to recharge your batteries. This can be hard to do when you work in the same building that you relax in. It’s important to find a way to separate your work life from your home life. Make your own rules and stick to it.
  • Determine what time is best to end your workday. Close your computer, turn off your work phone and turn off the lights every day at that hour. Don’t enter your office space after hours.
  • The opposite is also true. Don’t let your home life crowd out your normal business hours. It can be tempting to sleep in or take a long breakfast, but don’t start your day late.
  • Try to keep the same level of professionalism as you would if you were working in an office.
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7. When you don’t have a designated office

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  • You may not have space for an office but are being forced to work from home. That’s okay; there are ways to create a little workspace for yourself.
  • When choosing a place to work, find a spot that’s transformable. Maybe you work at your kitchen table, or maybe you install a folding desk into the corner of your living room. This leaning ladder desk is also a great option, as it takes up very little floor space.
  • Whatever the case, you need a designated spot to work that’s not in your bed. If you try to work in bed every day, you’ll find yourself tempted to take naps!
  • CONCLUSION

    Working from home does have its perks. Unlimited coffee breaks and nobody looking over your shoulder are great, but these perks can hinder your productivity if you’re not careful.

  • If you want to take advantage of the good aspects of working from home without succumbing to distraction, you need an organized and functional workspace. This will help you balance your work life and home life, even though they happen in the same place.
  • Author Bio: Caitlin Sinclair is the business manager at Elements 616, a luxury apartment community in Redondo Beach, CA.
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