More and more of us working from home now! Maybe it’s our regular job or we’re trying to find part-time work to make money online during quarantine. Either way, we wanted to get some WFH office tips from the home experts at HomeLight. So let’s dive right in and learn how to turn your room into a part time office!

Who is HomeLight?

In brief, HomeLight is on a mission to change the outdated face of the real estate industry. They empower people to make smarter decisions during one of life’s most important moments: buying or selling a home. So their team builds products to help their clients get the best possible outcome. And in this case, turning your room into a part time office!

Here’s what they shared with us.

HomeLight’s top tips on turning your bedroom into a part-time office

In the post-COVID-19 world, remote or part-time work is becoming the norm. This leaves many people wondering how they can turn a dedicated space in their home into a part time office. It might be tempting to just drag your laptop to your kitchen table and get to work. But creating a part time office is key to establishing a successful home work environment. 

As more people are working from home, real estate agents are finding that a home office is a feature that buyers are searching for in their next property. Here are some tips to create the part time office that will work for you.

1. Create a separate space

The first rule of creating a functional home office is having an area that is for work and work only. Even if it’s a table that is pulled down from the wall as a desk. How much space you can allocate will depend on the size of your home. But even without an entire room to work with you can get creative! A corner desk in the living room, guest room, or even a closet with the door open will work. 

One tip to remember with a part time office is that it doesn’t have to be set-up all the time. Having a desk that folds away, or a cabinet to store your work items will help you get things done quicker. 

2. Let there be (natural) light

To be productive, you need adequate lighting. If your part time office doesn’t have natural light, use wall or desk lighting to create a warm, inviting space. Place your desk near a window to contribute to your focus and alertness for part-time work. As video calls are becoming the norm, consider how the light hits your screen to avoid glare if possible.

3. Organize your part time office

Storage will help you tuck away your office for the day, especially if it is in your living room. So the items to consider are filing cabinets for invoices or other paperwork, drawers for pens, notebooks, or other tools of your trade. If you have the luxury of an entire room with a closet for your part time office, you can transform it into a storage center by adding shelving and cabinets. 

4. Make it ergonomic and sustainable

When you are working from home whether it’s full time or part-time work, it might be tempting to sit on the couch and work all day. But this is not conducive to an ergonomic work environment, or to stay focused for several hours. Ideally, you can add a monitor to protect your eyes. And if you have the space you can consider both standing and sitting desk options.

In conclusion, one of the perks of working from home is that you can make your workspace your own part time office, adding touches that will help you feel comfortable.

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