“YOU DON’T GOTTA GO TO WORK… BUT YOU GOTTA PUT IN WORK.” - FIFTH HARMONY
Welcome to the “Start-Up” Age
Work from home, baby. According to a two-year study by Stanford University working from home skyrockets your productivity. The study of 500 people who worked both remotely and in a traditional setting concluded that the productivity among home-based workers was equal to a full day’s work each week.
Not only does it increase productivity, but studies show it improves your well-being, work-life balance, family relationships, and even mental and physical health. It’s growing so fast and it’s a trend that’s here to stay so it’s necessary that your home office is a marriage of function and style.
Home Sweet Home
Now let’s get to work. Before you hop on Pinterest and get your heart set on your dream home office let’s make sure the basics are covered. In order to work from home and be efficient, prioritize the necessities you need to accomplish work tasks.
We’re in the glorious “Start-Up” Age, so first up, you got a computer bro? I’m not saying every job requires one but if you job does, then make sure that is squared away first. Get that home internet access high-speed for completing tasks quickly and effectively so guess what? You can move on to the next task! If you’re in the Oklahoma area, (Go Pokes!), I recommend a great local company, Bravado Wireless, for excellent home internet plans designed just for you. This company will be like family or a friend taking you through each step or outta the way, but really only a phone call away.
Wanna work from the pool or park today? Bravado Wireless offers the Novatel MiFi 5510 Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. It’s a powerful wireless hotspot that will keep you connected to the internet for up to 10 hours on a single charge and offers connectivity for up to 10 WiFi-enabled devices. So get your tan on and breathe in fresh air while getting the job done.
The Perfect Work From Home Printer
A high-quality printer is an item that shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s a home office must-have you will find yourself using over and over again. #recycle
Speaking of #recycling, the HP OfficeJet 5255 Wireless All-In-One Printer pictured above is a refurbished beauty at an amazing price from DealScoop.com. DealScoop.com refurbishes HP laptops, printers and other items then turns around and sells them at a much lower cost than purchasing brand new and 80% of the items have never been used and are new they were just returned. DealScoop is refurbishing and essentially recycling over 8,000 computers every month that may have been otherwise disposed of as waste. Each printer individually tested in Fort Worth, Texas.
The HP OfficeJet 5255 Wireless All-In-One Printer is normally $99.99 and on DealScoop you can snag it for $59.85 plus you get an extra 10% off when you use this link with the code ALLISONGAPPA. It comes with genuine HP ink and a 90 day warranty. You can use this for printing out important documents or gorgeous photos you want to hang around your place and you can do it with printing capabilities straight from your phone. For your job you can print, scan and copy at fast speeds to meet those deadlines.
Make It Your Own
The great thing about working from home is that you can style it to make it your very own for ultimate inspiration throughout your work day. I highly suggest incorporating flowers, plants or succulents for their many benefits. If you haven’t read AOK Social’s post about the 2020 trend of Biophilic Design, you can do so here. Another great way to decorate and stay motivated is hanging art work or prints that reflect your personality. You can find great art work while supporting artists from all over the world on Etsy. Printable digital art is a popular trend and often you can find pieces that are unique which means your best friend won’t have the exact same collage hanging above her desk.
Pappypeach’s digital wall art prints, pictured above, are fun, inspirational and all under $5! If your interior design style is bohemian, modern, minimalist or eccentric, create a home office that flows with your space and remember to make sure it’s full of those functional essentials. Even if you’re living in a studio, open concept home offices are trending right now and so companies are creating multi-use furniture so you can successfully work from home. So create the office of your dreams to succeed as you work from home with these functional essentials and your personal stylish vibes to go get those #goals.