Friday, June 27, 2014

When your home office moves

For many people, working from home is becoming a normal part of life. In some cases, some work online so that they can telecommute for work, while in others, you have housewives or househusbands who work from home and take care of the children, while their significant others go off to work.

While many movies and shows do portray work-at-home people doing their business from the kitchen table, in truth, it’s a much better idea to have a small room or even a nook where you can work.

In any case, the issue now is how does all this factor in when a person, couple or family decides to move to a new place? If you’re one of the growing numbers of people who work at home, here are a few tips you should remember when you have to move.

Secure your internet connection

Make sure that you have a temporary online connection while your main internet line is transferred to your new home. Alternatively, you should check if the new place has any connection services available. In some condominiums, internet connections may be supplied as part of the building’s amenities. Do check on this first before committing to anything.

Your own little space

When checking out the next place you’ll move into, find out if you have a place to set up an office. While many movies and shows do portray work-at-home people doing their business from the kitchen table, in truth, it’s a much better idea to have a small room or even a nook where you can work.

Listen to your surroundings

If the place you’re moving to sounds like it’s too good to be true, then you should ‘test-drive’ it by staying there at various times of the day. Noise pollution is an important factor to consider, particularly if you’re going to be talking to clients. You may have to find houses, apartments or condominiums that have a relatively low noise level for work.

As you can see, not only should you think about residential concerns when you’re working from home, you should also be thinking of your own workspace. Don’t make the mistake of moving to a new place where you find it more difficult to work.


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