Being able to work remotely is a perk that many jobs can’t offer. Sometimes, it’s impossible to accomplish something that requires you to be onsite (construction jobs, trucking, repairs, or retail), but working from home is totally doable for other occupations. If you live in a cluttered apartment, though, you might be anxious about how presentable it looks. It’s one thing to worry about having guests over (who may or may not judge you and have something rude to say), but it’s another kettle of fish when you’re in a team meeting via Zoom, Facetime, or Google Meet. What is a renter to do? Luckily, we’ve collected some nifty tips to help you get your house in order!
Think About Your Lighting Levels
Having your face washed out by the sun is a no-go. Therefore, you’ve got to think about your lighting levels. If it’s too harsh, your coworkers won’t want to look at your screen. Strike a balance between natural lighting and artificial. Both of them affect visibility. Besides, sitting right under pendant lights casts you in unflattering shadows. Ambient lighting will be your best friend; white lighting works too, as long as you don’t go overboard with it.
Consider the Effects of Poor Acoustics
Suppose you usually plug into your meetings with noise-canceling headphones. Depending on how sensitive they are, they might pick up external noise that will confuse your colleagues—two examples: barking dogs and passing trains. Soundproof rooms are your best bet. But if you don’t have one of those, find a room with the most furniture in it. Textiles such as drapery, window treatments, rugs, and throw pillows can absorb extraneous echo. Higher ceilings also contribute to that problem, so you’ll need to find some clever workarounds.
Don’t Set Up Shop in a High Traffic Area
Likewise, decide if your workstation is in a room with heavy foot traffic. Thus, sitting in the kitchen isn’t the best call. And depending on the layout of your apartment, one bathroom might be closer to the front than the other. Even though this seems like a convenient solution, it’s a bad idea. Lastly, don’t take your call by the front door. A Doordash driver might buzz your doorbell while you’re on the call, or your roommates might come in with unexpected guests!
Choose a Comfy Place to Sit
All of this advice leads us to one final pointer: find a comfy place to sit. You’ll be doing yourself a favor; ergonomic chairs and supportive backrests will help ease the pressure on your spine and hips. Otherwise, this discomfort will more than likely be distracting!
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