When Offices Come Home

If someone was to ask you how you’ve been negatively and positively affected by COVID 19, what would you say? When I ponder how my life has improved I think of the lack of traffic. Haven’t we all suffered in too many standstill-highway horror scenes? Sitting in cars for hours with stiffening backs and restless legs, we fantasized about two-tiered highways and flying Mazdas. Never did we imagine a scary virus with the silver lining of a quicker, and in some cases, unnecessary commute.

With multitudes working from home (and loving it), let’s discuss creating or improving upon your home office. The topic deserves attention as it has likely become a very important niche in your house. Here’s how to make it terrific!

Computing Without Commuting

Work-from-home situations almost always involve spending lots of time in front of a computer. It’s important to determine whether you operate better with a desktop or a laptop. Laptops allow you to set up shop almost anywhere and don’t intrude too much on your living space. Desktops need a designated spot.

Scenic Station

When your career exists predominantly online, it’s great to have something pleasant to gaze at when you look away from the screen. If you’re lucky, your desk has a view of the sun sparkling on water; light flickering through a tangle of branches; rain drenching fields of green, or dew descending on a lush garden. When surroundings are not so wonderful, hang art that makes you happy on a nearby wall.  

Room Sharing

Select your favorite place in the house to work even if it doubles as a den, kitchen, or guest room. Just feng shui away tchotchkes, remove unnecessary furniture, and if need be, buy a murphy bed.

The Bestar Murphy Bed is about $1,500. When the queen size bed is folded, the cabinet measures approximately  65” W x 20” D x 90H. 

While on Amazon, check out the Ronsta Storage Ottoman that also serves as a footrest or stool. Pop your work-related items inside so you can quickly transform your working room back into the living room. If someone else uses this spot as well, get him or her a cube too.

Shhhh, People at Work

With school kids zooming from home and job-searching relatives hanging around the nest, you may need a sound machine to drown out the clatter. The Sleep Sound Machine is a great value at $34 with its twenty-seven sounds and very handsome wooden exterior.

Home Office Desk

The WeeHom Workstation L-shaped corner desk is spacious and sleek and comes in 2 sizes. It is just $240 and has earned 4 1/2 stars on Amazon. This should go well with the above-mentioned other items.

Pair it with a Chair

If you are reluctant to plop an officey-looking chair into your living space, consider this “looker” for $320. It comes in 3 colors.

Working remotely has many perks and allows for all kinds of out-of-the-box modes of operation. Why not go wild and get yourself The Master Massage Comfort. This kneeling chair will relieve neck strain, keep your spine in a good position, and alleviate knee pain. Plus this cool cinnamon color will add flavor to most decors.

Home Office Warranties

Once you’ve purchased items for your home office, take a look at Cover Your Assets. CYA is an extended warranty company that will insure a wide array of valuables. Their customer service department patiently and politely will connect you with reliable repairs if your covered computer, furniture, or appliance breaks down. They’ll have a manufacturer authorized tech restore your item with OEM, that is, Original Equipment Manufacturer parts. In addition, CYA prides itself on having low monthly rates that are cancelable at any time.

Now, go grab a snack from the kitchen and get back to work!


Who We Are

Cover Your Assets (CYA) is a leader and disruptive innovator in the field of service plans. The company offers extended warranty coverage for virtually all types of consumer purchases ranging from high-end consumer electronics to computers, major appliances, power tools, lawn & garden equipment, and much more. All plans are backed by an A.M. Best Rating of “A-” (Excellent) Insurance carrier. Learn more about CYA by visiting www.cya.insure.

 

 

 

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