Working from home is becoming the norm, and with that, comes the need to change your home’s work setting. As your responsibilities shift from the office to your home, you need to make sure your home’s ready. The following are some things you may need to work from home in 2021.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
One tool you should have are blue light blocking glasses. It’s kind of strange to worry about blue light, but you’re exposed to it when you’re working on your computer. The longer you’re exposed to this light, the more eye strain you’ll experience. Since you work from home, this is going to affect you. Blue light blocking glasses look like normal glasses. Some are quite stylish and should help you while you’re working. You can always have a blue light filter installed on your devices, but this way you won’t even have to remember to turn this filter on.
A Good Headset
It’s important that you invest in a good office headset, especially now that you’re going to be working at home. When you’re in an office, the sound is more controlled, but at home that may not be the case. You may have family members living with you. They may not be as quiet as they should be so that you can focus on your work. Sure, you can tell them to give you some peace, but that may not always work, and you still need to get stuff done. Good headsets will help isolate noise and help you focus on what you need to focus on.
A Printer Stand
You want to get a separate stand for your printer. Ideally, you’ll want something small enough to fit under your desk so that you have enough space on your main work desk. Having your printer on your desk might have been fine before, but now that you’re working from home, you’ll need the space. You’ll need more tools on your desks as well as work-related files and whatnot. It may not seem like a big deal now, but a good printer desk can help reduce clutter.
A Wi-Fi Extender
It’s important to invest in a good wi-fi extender. These little devices help ensure your wi-fi signal is strong enough in any room, especially in the room where you’re working. There are a few models out there, so make sure you read a few reviews before you make your decision. These are quite helpful, especially if your home office happens to be in areas where the wi-fi is a little weak like in your basement. Poor wi-fi connections can mean slower downloads or dropped connections. You don’t want to deal with these things when you’re supposed to be working.
Sweet Mug Warmer
When you’re working, it’s great to be able to sip on some coffee, but it’s not so great when that coffee is cold. The good thing is you can change that with a coffee mug warmer, which can help keep your coffee hot, no matter how long you take to sip on it. All you have to do is place a regular mug on top of the warmer, and let the device do its magic. There are some smart mugs out there that help keep the coffee warm without the need of placing it over a warmer, but these are pricier.
You’ll want to purchase a good ergonomic chair with a mesh back. The reason you want to do this is that you’re going to be sitting at a desk for hours. The ergonomic design should help support your back and keep you sitting up straight while you work. This can get harder and harder without an ergonomic chair. You’ll want the mesh back to help increase air circulation. The body needs to breathe. This is the reason breathable fabrics feel so comfortable and cool. Since you’re going to be sitting for so long, having a mesh back will be good for you.
These are some tools you need to have in your home office, but there’s a lot more, like a foldable laptop stand that can help you use your laptop in various places. As more people move towards remote working, companies will introduce tools to make your life easier, so keep an eye out for that.