Whether you’ve just started working from home or you’re a seasoned veteran, you’ve likely realised how easy it is to get sidetracked. Washing. The fridge. Dare I say, Netflix?! Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one who allows a 40-minute binge-watching lunch break! The trick is creating a stylish and efficient space to encourage creativity and productivity in spades.
We’ve got you covered with our quick and chic hacks to get you focussed on the task at hand. Even better? It’s the end of financial year time folks which means sales and a bonus tax deduction for you. BOOM!
1. Start with the chair
Spending 8+ hours a day in an uncomfortable chair is enough to turn anyone off. Choose one that supports your back while adding a little luxe to your day. TheVirtue Office Chairfrom Koala has extra padding, wrap-around support, arm rests and most importantly, wheels and a swivel so you can scoot around and drop a wheely or two when the inspiration strikes.
2. Charger + monitor stand
Nothing ruins the productivity vibe like a dead phone, mouse or keyboard. Keep ‘em juiced with this monitor stand that doubles as a charger and tech dock. Yup, you can connect USB devices, cameras, external hard drives and even printers to this hardworking monitor stand.
3. Wall-mounted ideas board
Why is it ideas strike at the weirdest time? Phone calls with the bank, during an unrelated zoom, while you’re finishing off your BAS?! Instead of filing them away in a notebook and forgetting about them, add them to your ideas board so you can visualise and action.
4. Add storage
There’s nothing less inspiring than a messy office. Keep it clean and invest in storage for your office. Add a mustard locker in a size that suits your space and select from a dazzling array of colours to suit your style. Productivity and style achieved!
5. Oil diffuser
Chasing inspiration can be difficult at times. Treat yourself to a sensory uplift to stimulate that brain into gear with aromatherapy. The best blend? Orange, eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint and cardamom are shown to enhance focus. Use this handy oil diffuser to get the good aromatic times rolling.
6. Stay on track
Keep those deadlines, meetings and life admin things front of mind with a monthly wall planner. Feel a smug sense of satisfaction when you tick to-do’s off as you go. Simply wipe clean and add your new action items every month.
7. Glass Carafe
Hydration is absolutely key for focus and well, health! Add a touch of elegance and colour to your desk with the glass carafes from Stemm. Designed to withstand heat and cold, you could swap out chilled water for hot coffee on particularly hard days. Ha!