If you are located in a country where lockdown is not lifted yet, or have negotiated at least one day a week where you work remotely, you will definitely need to look into setting up the workspace for your needs at home.
During times like these, it is very important to make sure your surroundings and workspace encourage productivity and motivate you to achieve more. But that doesn’t mean the tools to help you with that should be expensive. That’s why this list of tools and solutions comes up just under 150 Dollars, and has been created by our editors who have all been working from home during this global pandemic.
While we have written specifically about creating the best Video conferencing setup before, you’ve probably heard of Zoom , but you might not know about the cool opportunities that Zoom can offer.
Allows you to host video conferences of up to 40 minutes and up to 100 participants.
TO SUM IT UP: Zoom is the most versatile, and admittedly most popular video conferencing tool now that everyone works from home. You can download the app for your Windows or mac computer, or even on your Android or iOS device. You can also use Zoom Outlook plugin, or browser extensions like Chrome Extension and Zoom Firefox add-on to schedule your meetings through Google Calendar. Not to forget the option to use Zoom on your TV, if you’d so wish. You can also use it in your browser directly, but it can get a bit tricky to start a video call that way.
TO SUM IT UP: This lightweight lamp will be a nice addition to your home, no matter if you plan to continue working from home after this pandemic is over or not.
Ok, so you can’t afford to get a brand new office chair for 500 USD just because you are suddenly working from home, right?
Absolutely! But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take care of your back when being seated for long hours in chairs that might not have been designed for that purpose.
You might have even seen those mesh back supports with straps at the back that are designed to go onto your existing office chair and give you the right amount of support.
We have found the best way you can turn any chair, or even a sofa, into a comfortable and ergonomic seating solution – with the help of this Lumbar Cushion.
TO SUM IT UP: This cushion is designed to help you upgrade any current seating situation at home, so you wouldn’t have to invest in an expensive chair, but would still take care of your spine and posture.
As seen around the globe, one of the main issues with working from home is constantly being distracted and interrupted by your family.
That’s why this do-not-disturb sign has grown in popularity ever since the lockdown started, as it keeps your family in the know of whether you are available or not with simple red or green colors.
Although it was first designed to help people working in offices, some have even found it works better with at home kids than it did with their coworkers- who knew?
TO SUM IT UP: Luxafor Bluetooth is a simple, yet effective solution for when you must focus and cannot afford to be disturbed. It can be attached outside your door, or the zone you’re working at and controlled via a software. You can even set it up to notify your family about an upcoming meeting or to change colors when you’re busy on a call. It is your foolproof do not disturb sign that looks good, is easy to set up and also fun to use.
We know what you’re thinking – doesn’t working from home involve doing everything in a digital format?
And you’re partially right. But there is plenty of research that states the best way of planning tasks and actually executing them is to write them down by hand.
And what better way to plan your to-dos than in a beautifully designed notebook that even gives you productivity advice?
TO SUM IT UP: The methodology in this planner is powerful yet super easy to follow, as it only takes a few minutes a day to review how it went, and you always have free access to an online platform filled with actionable tips and tricks on how to achieve and maintain a balanced lifestyle that supports both your mental and physical health within your workplace and outside.
Athough you might not be able to change the global situation at the moment, you surely can and should evaluate and possibly change your surroundings to ensure that your workspace encourages productivity, no matter if you’ve going to the office after lockdown or staying at home.
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