Now more than ever, your home is the number one place you can be thanks to our good friend Covid-19. Your home will be your sanctuary, work place and entertainment venue (for binge-watching Netflix and hours of puzzle play) for you and your family for the next while. Here are a few simple steps to help make your time working from home a bit easier.
Step 1: Get Off The Sofa
It can be tempting to take a seat on the sofa with your laptop and coffee in hand and tap away (we're guilty of it too!), but will it really be a productive way to work for days on end? Probably not! Not only will your back and shoulders hate you for it, but there's no way you can create a healthy work routine when your bum is planted on the sofa. Step away - you'll thank us for it!
Step 2: Marie Kondo The Hell Out of Your Home
There's no way you can think clearly when your home is disorganised and messy. Get rid of the clutter!
Step 3: Invest In Great Storage Solutions
This step sort of goes hand-in-hand with step two. Grab some great storage solutions to help you sort your stationary. Something that appeals to you aesthetically will always help motivate you to stay organised and clutter-free.
Step 4: Add Some Flair To Your Work Space
Whether you're working from your study desk or from the dining table, add some decorative accessories to help inspire you. Colour is always a great way to keep things positive - there's nothing like some fresh blooms in a vase to put a smile on your face. We always love floral arrangements by Wattle and Daisy, so get in touch if you're in Brisbane for some fresh flowers delivered direct to your door.
If you're working from your dining table, have a basket handy so you can easily store your stationary and accessories away when the dining table is being used. Again, use something that you find aesthetically-appealing and that will easily blend in with the rest of your interior.
An extra tip from us Little White Label girls: try to keep a clear line between business and leisure. It's so easy for those lines to be blurred when working from home - you don't want to be working until the early hours of the morning and you don't want to spend all day in your pyjamas slothing it on the sofa instead of working. Try to keep your normal work routine as best you can: have a shower in the morning, get changed, have a coffee, then head into "work" as if it's business as usual.
All the best to you all in these tough times. Stay safe, keep positive and look after each other! xo