There are both benefits and drawbacks of working from home. On the positive side, you are saving yourself time and money by not having to commute and you can structure your work day to suit you. For those who run businesses from home, having one space where you both live and work will be saving you huge amounts of money on renting or buying offices and all the extras that go with it.
However, there can be a couple of drawbacks. You home is no longer just your home – a place to relax and unwind and a place where you can switch off from work – it is now your place of work too and that will always be felt even when you are not working. It also means you spend so much of your time in your home that it can feel like you simply want to get out of it at the end of the working day instead of enjoying relaxing in it.
There are many things that can be done to help. Converting sheds or summer houses into offices defines a space as a workspace out of the house and can have many mental benefits, meaning you actually have to walk to work and that you don’t associate the house itself with work. Even for those who don’t have the money or space to do so, it is still important to define the work space. Whether in the shed, summerhouse or just a room in the house, ensure there are plenty of shelves to deal with the paperwork. Shelves and shelving units will help keep the space tidy and ensure the work doesn’t quite literally take over your life.
For those who need to define their space more clearly and want a tidier living and working area, and one where the two don’t so spectacularly collide, good shelving units could make all the difference