Working from home has become the new norm, but it can be difficult for those who are not used to the concept to remain productive. Organising your home office can help you to feel more in control, more competent, and more productive. You can organise your office and your computer accessories with some simple tips and tricks for the ultimate home office.
When you are organising your computer accessories and home office, be sure to keep your productivity levels in mind. You can start by removing all unwanted or unneeded junk both from the room itself and from your computer hard drive. Having less physical clutter can help to promote a healthier and more productive workspace. Below we give some helpful information on how to boost your productivity.
Compose Your Computer Accessories
If you spend a lot of time on your desktop or laptop computer, the chances are that you have more than a few accessories scattered around your desk. One of the best ways to boost your productivity is to have a clean and clutter-free desk to work on. Whatever stationery and supplies you have on your desk can be placed into drawers or into organisers, and if you have any messy cables, you can look at cable organisers for a neater desk space. Too many wires for your Notebook but not enough place to plug them in? USB hubs can be used to reduce the clutter of cabling plugged into your notebook.
Speed Up your Equipment
Improve productivity by fitting RAM and Solid State Drives (SSD’s) to speed up your equipment. SSD’s replace the traditional mechanical hard disks by using flash-based memory, which is significantly faster. Your notebook may not be used to being online every day now that you are working from home more – be sure to use a Notebook Cooler to aid in preventing your notebook from overheating. Another handy tip to speed things along is to upgrade your router to ensure faster speed and wider coverage of your wifi range in order to work in a more convenient spot at your house.
Clear Up File Clutter
Clearing up your files extends to both your digital and physical files, as both can affect your productivity levels. You can clear up your desktop by using computer accessories such as external hard drives and USB flash drives to store important information on. Keep your most-used digital files in easy-to-find paths on your computer so you can access them efficiently, and other files that might not be too important on an external device. Physical files can be neatly sorted in a wire file organiser or even in an accordion file that you can close away at the end of each day, maintaining the tidiness of the desk.
Keep Documents Crisp
Working from home might mean that you are working more digitally, but this does not mean that you will not have any documents to keep safe and secure. You should invest in document sorters and folders to keep them from bending and becoming crumpled, as well as upright holders that you can easily slide into a bookshelf for safekeeping. If you have computer accessories such as printers and printer paper, be sure to keep the paper in a wire mesh organiser so it doesn’t become damaged. Keeping documents organised and crisp can help to keep your space organised.
Think About The Little Things
Once you have looked at the larger elements of your work-from-home station, you should look at the little things. For example, if you have computer accessories such as headphones simply lying on your desk, you should invest in a headphone stand to keep them within reach and out of the way. Desktop lights should not be too close or too far away, in order to provide ample lighting and to keep your desk clutter-free.
Being more productive while working at home can be tricky, but if you follow some simple tips and tricks, you will soon find that you are able to work at a more productive pace. Start by arranging your computer accessories so they do not make your desk cluttered and uncomfortable, and then move on to clearing up your digital and physical files.
Remember to minimise distractions and keep your headphones neatly stacked so they do not get in your way. If you are looking for computer accessories to make your work-from-home station more productive, do not hesitate to contact Computer Mania for more information about what we can offer you.