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Ways to make your home office work for you

There’s been an increase in the number of people working from home, making it easier for them to balance their personal and professional lives. While some have returned as we’ve settled into whatever this ‘new normal’ is, it’s a trend that has continued throughout the pandemic. Employees are able to spend more time with their families while still being productive at work. However, there are some downsides as well.

It can be difficult to separate your work life from your home life, which can lead you to feel exhausted or burned out. In some instances, employees experience reduced quality of family time or even a lack of motivation and creativity.

Let’s explore a few easy and practical ways to make your home office work for you.

Set specific work hours and stick to them

Establish specific hours for working at home and try not to work past them. Choose your most productive working hours and build your schedule around this time.

If you find it difficult to stick to specific work hours, then it may help to schedule certain activities into your routine that forces you to put the laptop down. For example, join a volunteer program or a tennis club.

Designate a workspace

Choose a desk or table where you’ll be able to spread out your paperwork, computer, and any other items necessary for completing your tasks. Next, set up a filing system that will minimise clutter on your desk as well as make sure all of your important documents are stored properly.

Make sure that you eliminate distractions, including household chores. It may help to have a space off-site to use as a backup plan, such as a remote office space that is quiet and free from distraction.

Switch off notifications after working hours

It can be difficult to stick to specific work hours if you’re constantly getting notifications from your email or phone. Avoid checking email or answering phone calls outside of your set work hours.

The same principle applies during work hours. Turn off all notifications for social applications so that you’re able to focus on your work and not be bothered by any distractions.

Set boundaries with your family

One way to minimise distractions and ensure that you’re able to focus on your work is to set boundaries with your family. Let them know that you’ll be working for a specific amount of time and ask them not to disturb you. Communication will help create an environment where you’re able to focus on your tasks without any interruptions.

At Storage World, we provide a safe and secure office space away from the home. Our facilities in Manchester Central, Middleton and Hale and Wilmslow are conveniently located and offer an affordable alternative to the home office.
We also offer clean storage units to store household items, allowing you to free up space in the home office. Get a quote online and boost your productivity while working from home. 

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Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick