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During this slow recovering economy why not boost your income from home by starting up your own businesses or double your productivity by working from home. With more and more people deciding to work from the comforts of their home, setting up the perfect home office has never been more important. Here are the essential items that every home office needs:

First, choose where you’d like to set up your home office, a spare room or a quiet area within your home would be ideal – away from distractions so you can concentrate.

Laptop/Tablet

Before setting up your home office you need to make sure you have the right equipment to be able to work from home. Bulky, old-fashion desk top computers are now a thing of the past, laptops and various tablets are now the popular choice and can be taken with you whilst on the go. To adapt your home office to modern technology there are a wide range of wireless keyboards, mice and other input devices which can be easily put away when not being used, giving you more space.

Desk

The most important part of any home office is choosing the perfect desk. With a wide range of different styles and types to desks available, you will the right one to suit your décor and taste. Remember a light coloured desk will keep your workplace feeling fresh, open and airy, which is very important if your workplace is small or lacks light. To avoid any clutter or unwanted mess purchase a desk with built-in draws or cupboards to get the most out of one space.

Chair

Once your office is set up you’re more than likely going to be spending most of your time there, so it’s important to make sure you have a comfortable office chair. Go for comfort not style, as you want a high back and a soft seat to prevent any back aches or pains, it would also be helpful to get a chair that can be adjusted making it the perfect fit for you.

Noticeboards

Working from home can lead to many different distractions, however, using a notice board to create a collage of things you want in your life (i.e. house, holiday or yacht) is a cheap and effective way to keep you motivated and stay on the task at hand. It is also a good way to keep reminders and other notes safe and in sight so you can’t forget something important. There are a range of different sizes at Viking UK, so you’ll find the perfect one to fit your wall.

Storage

The last thing you want is a messy workplace in your home, so to make sure it is the best working environment invest in some filing cabinets, a bookcase or stackable trays. All of these office supplies will help keep your space neat, tidy and organised. Or if you want to keep your desk free of any equipment invest in some wall-mounted shelves for all your books and paperwork to create a more workable office space.

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