Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Microsoft!
I am so blessed to be able to work from home! Even though I have a home office, being a food blogger, I work in the kitchen a lot of my time. I would sit at the bar with my computer and just make it work. Although, it didn’t really work and gave me quite a backache! I decided it was time to find a place of my own in the downstairs close to weird I do most of my creating.
Creating an efficient home office isn’t about having a huge room that you call an “office” it’s just finding a dedicated space and using the right equipment in that space! Check out my ideas and how I make mine work!
How to Make an Efficient Home Office
Claim Your Space
The first trick is to find a space that you can call your office, you know it’s your office area and so does your family. I have a little piece of counter on the back side of the kitchen that doesn’t get used for much that I decided to use. It’s just the right amount of space for me!
Make it Your Own
Give it some of your personality! Do you have a cute photo to tack up on the wall? Maybe the coffee mug that you use every day? Make the office space feel like you! You’ll love working there so much more!
Have the Right Equipment
What do you need in your “office”? Make sure you have all the right equipment to make your work day easier! I love my Microsoft Surface Pro 3 so that is always in my office space, as well as my planner, cell phone and writing utensils! Honestly, I can do so much on my Surface that I don’t need any other computers or electronic equipment! It’s no wondered they’re called the most productive tablet on the planet!
Set Office Hours
This is something I really struggle with! I love what I do and could work from the time I get up until the time I go to bed! I have had to really work at setting office hours and sticking with them. It’s vital to your business. I have found the days that I know I only have a specific number of hours to work, I get a lot more accomplished!
I was able to create my Home Office in the Kitchen using things that I had on hand. A photo that I had in my craft area, a Lavender plant and a pen cup that I had in storage that I wasn’t using. I pull up one of the kitchen bar stools and I’m ready to work!