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Having a home office – pros and cons

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Moving to Brooklyn usually means moving to a smaller place. So having a home office there might be a little challenging. Or most people think so. However, that doesn’t necessarily have to be so. Or even a deal-breaker for having a home office. It is precisely because of lack of space that there’s an abundance of storage facilities Brooklyn. Some people use this extra space for their personal belongings while some use them to store work-related things. But the point is the same – a lot of people rent a storage unit. Now that we’ve cleared that out, you can read more about the pros and cons of having a home office. And hopefully, it will help you decide whether you want an office in your home or not.

Having a home office and managing your time

The most obvious pro of working from home is, of course, flexibility. I bet that at least at one point you thought how great it would be if you could manage your time as you please. When you’re having a home office that becomes reality. Yes, you read that right. You will be able to take a nap when you feel like it. Or go eat when you want to even a few times and not just once during a lunch break. You’ll also be able to sleep in, because why not?

Clocks
Having a home office basically means being a master of your time

The most important thing when having a home office is to do all the tasks on time. And how much and when you’ll work is up to you. As long as you do your part, no one will have anything to say. So if you’re not a big fan of 8 to 10 consecutive hours of work during the day, having a home office is the perfect thing for you!

Say goodbye to commuting

Another pro that’s related to how you spend your time is that you will no longer have to commute every day. So getting stuck in a rush hour is a part of the past when you have a home office. Just imagine having an hour or even a few hours more every day and being able to spend them as you will. What a luxury, right?!

Furthermore, having a home office and not having to commute will not only save your time but also your money. Whether you take your car or public transportation, you won’t have to pay for gas or public transportation anymore. And if you cycled to your work you can keep doing that but only in a more pleasant environment. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy it much more because you won’t be dreading another workday ahead of you.

Home-made food - Having a home office
You’ll be able to eat home-made food and save your money by not purchasing lunch every day.

Prepare for distractions when having a home office

While we’re still on the topic of time, it wouldn’t be fair not to mention maybe the biggest con when having a home office – distractions. Now, this is nothing new. Even in a traditional office, you’re surrounded by distractions. Whether it be some distracting noise or talking with your coworkers. there’s always something happening.

However, distractions you may face when you work from home are more difficult to ignore. It’s very easy to get lost in, for example, doing your chores. Or get carried away when you’re taking a break. If you don’t feel like working you’ll always be able to find something that “needs” to be done precisely then. So, if you’re not very good at saying no to numerous distractions then maybe you should think twice about working from home.

Do you have enough space for a home office?

If you don’t have a big home, having a home office can be a con. I’m not going to lie to you, it will take up a lot of your space. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have one. If you’d like to have an office at your home but don’t really know where you put all of the documents and furniture you have, there are a few things you can try out. Here are the two most common solutions:

  1. renting a storage unit
  2. designing your home office

Solution number 1

The first solution is to rent public storage New York and it’s probably the easiest one. By doing that you can keep only the most important documents and belongings at your home office, while you store everything else in a storage unit. This will clear out a lot of space, but it can work only if you have things you can keep at a different location.

Solution number 2

The other option will take your time, but if you need to have all of your items at your home office at all times then it’s worth considering. This option is to redesign your home office. The main goal is to make as much additional storage space as possible and maybe replace all of your furniture with multi-purpose furniture.

A boy and a girl
I’m not even going to talk about distractions you’ll have to deal with if you have children.

Feeling comfortable while working

Who says working can’t be comfortable? Some companies have a strict dress code. Their employees must look presentable and that usually means that they have to wear uncomfortable clothes. Other companies are not as strict. But nothing can compete with the comfort you get when you have an office at your home! You could work from home in your sweats or shorts if it’s hot. You could even work in your PJs if you feel lazy and don’t want to change. The only time you’d have to actually dress up is if you have video conferences.

Conclusion

Like everything else, having a home office has its pros and cons. It is something you should really think about before going for it. The best thing you can do is put it all on paper. Write down everything you can come up with and then wage. If you decide that working from home is something you would like to try, then hire U.Sanitini Moving & Storage to help you out with setting everything up. And if not, that’s also okay. Because you can always change your mind later.

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Allison "Elnoods" N.

From Brooklyn, NY

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