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12:00 AM, July 17, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:25 AM, July 17, 2020


Setting up your workplace at home

If there is one thing this pandemic has taught us, it is that we can work efficiently from the comfort of our homes. And this might be the new normal for some jobs even after the pandemic ends. Here are some setups that you can use at your place and watch your productivity soar.

Organizing your workspace

The initial step is to decide on the furniture. This is vital to ensuring a comfortable setup. A spacious table and an office chair with comfortable back support is needed. However, if it is too cozy, then you might end up falling asleep once in a while during work hours. Some people prefer a leg rest beneath the table, and it is wise getting a table with one if you are used to it. Also, some tables come with wireless charging docks for your phones and ear buds.

Reducing clutter

Next up, you need to untangle yourself from the trouble of cables. An adapter could be a good solution for freeing up some space in your multi plug or power strip. Yet, there might be more cables than you expect. So cutting out a cable box from old shoe boxes can be a good way to organize the cables' entry points. 

Getting the basic gadgets

Now for the ergonomics of input devices. Working on a laptop keyboard can be frustrating for some people, hence you may want to get a mechanical keyboard if your job demands a lot of writing. And it is always a good idea to get a wireless mouse as it provides further flexibility. However, people who are into gaming might need heavy duty mice which usually come with a wire. If you are working on a desktop, consider getting yourself a wide monitor as it gives you more details and allows for more functionality.

Adding power to your arsenal

You might consider getting a pair of headphones with a loud and clear microphone. Otherwise, people might not be able to properly hear you in meetings. Webcams are not necessary if you have a powerful front camera in your phone, but you should get a table mount for your phone or tablet. But if you do not prefer switching between your phone and your laptop, then you may consider purchasing a webcam You can add a table lamp to this list as there a lot of LED lamps available in the market. These can help you quietly work in your own corner at night. With new laptops killing more and more ports, you might be in need of a USB adapter which offers a wide range of port selections.

It is not easy to get these things during the quarantine. However, popular gadget and tech platforms like Ryans and Star Tech are offering home deliveries. You can also get some of these gadgets on e-commerce platforms like Daraz and Evaly.  

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