Tips On Working From Home

News at Household | 26/03/2020

A lot of people find themselves facing up to working from home right now. This may be something you are looking forward to, or it could even be something you dread. However, it is vital you prepare yourself to get the most out of the current situation.

At Household, we have assisted many homeowners in preparing their home for a number of purposes. In creating a space, improving the environment and defining a purpose to an area, you will find that working from home becomes more manageable. As a company who has a strong track record in helping people prepare their home, and in working remotely, we are pleased to offer tips on working from home.

Try to maintain or develop a routine

With so much of everyday life being different, it is helpful to develop a routine right now. Try to keep the basics the same such as going to bed at the same time, getting out of bed at the same time, and working similar hours. If you can maintain a level of consistency in your everyday activity, you will find it easier to get the work done, and remain in control of this unique situation.

Have a place of work

Even if you don’t have a lot of space at home, it will be helpful to set up a space for work purposes. This keeps you focused on work, and if you have other people at home, being in your place of work acts a reminder they should leave you alone.

Obviously, if you have kids or pets, that is easier said than done, but you should try to set out with good intentions.

Depending on what work you do, you should try to replicate your standard working environment, as this will help you maintain a level of “normality” in the workspace.

Stay in touch with people outside of your home

You might be the sort of person who enjoys peace and quiet, but now that you have to stay at home, this may change. If you have colleagues who are in a similar position, take the time to arrange a catch-up. There are many video and social apps that facilitate people being in a group chat live, and this may be of benefit to many people.

Hugo Mortimer-Harvey works remotely and he spoke to the BBC, saying; “More and more people hide behind email rather than pick up the phone and talk to colleagues and contacts. When you spend the day working on your own, actually calling people and having a conversation can be much more stimulating and indeed productive than a chain of emails.”

At Household, we care about the local community, and we are determined to do what we can to support residents and businesses. We know people want information and guidance during this trying time. If you have any housing or letting industry questions, please contact Household today, and we will be more than happy to assist you.