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8 Tips to Make Your Home Office Work for You

Working from home means creating a space that’s intentional and separates your work life from your home life.

Here are eight easy tips to help make your space work for you, whether it’s an entire office or a designated corner of your living room or bedroom. 

1) Create a routine.

Don’t fall into the trap of assuming that because your home is your office and your office is your home—those two things can’t be separated. Just as you had office hours regularly, it’s important to set office hours at home. Allow yourself time after you wake up to make some coffee, read a book and begin the day on your terms. And my favorite routine tip actually comes at the end of the work day. I sign off every day with a walk around the neighborhood so I can get physical space from the day’s work and when I come back through the door, I’ve flipped into full relaxation mode.

2) Reduce the clutter.

A clean workspace means a clean mind so clean up your scattered supplies with a mug that doubles as a pencil cup. And use carry-all pouches and acrylic trays to help tidy the odds and ends that may be floating around your desk.


3) Stay motivated.

Sometimes all the distractions of home, like the TV or a roaming pet, can interrupt your daily workflow. Surround yourself with subtle reminders to stay on track and keep your motivation up. Need a few recommendations? Check out our motivational typography collection.

4) Act natural.

A strategic potted plant or some fresh cut flowers can do wonders for both your mood and energy. And while the prospect of taking care of a new green houseguest may be daunting, start with a low maintenance plant to get your confidence up. Here’s a handy “easy-care” guide from our friends at Well+Good.

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