After a sudden shift to digital processes, employees from big companies and even small corporations are most likely to stay working from home even after the pandemic.
The COVID-19 has made WFH an unplanned requirement for businesses to stay afloat and continue their operations despite the circumstances. Even after this pandemic recedes, many employees will have already discovered that they don’t need to be in the office everyday to perform their duties optimally.
In this case, setting up a home office for long-term use, which allows us to be productive at work and reduces repetitive strain injuries, is a crucial feat that we must accomplish.
Spruce up your work-from-home space by curating items that fit the size of your condo! Here are some tips on how to make your area more conducive to your productivity level while working from home:
Opt for ergonomic desk and chair
The ideal size of a work desk is 29 inches from the floor to the top of the table surface. This differs depending on your height; if you’re taller, you can opt for a higher table, while if you’re shorter, you can do better with a lower desk.
To solve a problem related to the height of your desk, you can buy an adjustable table that might be perfect if you want to stand up for a few minutes or hours while working.
Ergonomists, professionals who ensure that the design and quality of systems, equipment, and facilities provide the best level of efficiency, comfort, health, and safety for anyone using them, are all about adjusting your table according to the proper alignment of your wrists, neck, and shoulders. This prevents discomfort and long-term injuries after repetitive lousy positioning.
Same thing with your work chair. It’s better to opt for an ergonomic chair designed to give you comfort while sitting hours in front of your computer.
Consider the height of your monitor
In relation to ergonomics, it might be crucial to get the ideal monitor that works best for you. The most important thing to note is that it has to be on your eye level.
If you’re using a laptop, consider getting a laptop riser to help you achieve the perfect level. It’s also advisable to get a separate keyboard to help with your wrists and posture. On the other hand, if you’re using a regular monitor, you can adjust the height to keep it at eye level.
Get a waterproof desk mat and a coaster for drinks
This does not only give your space a makeover, but it prevents your table from getting scratches, dirt, and splashes of coffee or water.
There are tons of options on the internet and online shops; all you have to do is select the ones with the best quality, waterproof, anti-slip, and big enough to cover your desk.
To avoid a clump of wires from accumulating on your desk, it’s best to use a wireless keyboard and mouse. This helps achieve a clutter and distraction-free workspace by removing unnecessary wires from taking up some space on your table.
Aside from this, you also have to consider the size of your keyboard as it can affect your typing speed and efficiency if your job entails you to do this most of the time. There are plenty of affordable yet quality wireless keyboard & mouse combos on the market. You just have to make sure that the feels, size, and price point hit the right spot.
Separate your working area from the rest of your condo space by adding dividers. This helps create a separation between your personal and workspace, allowing you to enjoy the work-life balance even while working from home.
Cast up wall-mounted furniture and shelves
Instead of getting furniture that will only take up space in your condo, opt for wall-mounted ones like shelves where you can put your essentials on.
Add potted plants
Give life to your working space by adding potted plants and greens. This creates a fresh and relaxing ambiance that allows you to relax while working.
While setting up your WFH space in a condo can be confusing and overwhelming for first-timers, you have an advantage if your unit is spacious enough to accommodate your workspace. Empire East does this best with its array of spacious suites, perfect for those working from home who want to set up their workstation in their unit.
You can choose between the studio unit, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units, which you can avail of at a discounted rate under the EXTENDED SUPER OKS Promo! Learn more about this offer by sending an email to inquiry@empire-east or call (02) 8810-333 or 0917-8-EMPIRE (367473).