What Are Some Of Home Office Essentials

So you’ve decided to not resign yourself to a life of commuting and cubicles! You’re going to take charge of your own destiny and do what you love from the comfort of your home. But before you can get started on doing what you love, there’s some prep work that needs to be done. So, here’s the definitive list of all the things that every remote worker needs:

1. Desk

It should be sturdy so it doesn’t wobble or shake when typing or writing. It shouldn’t take up too much space so it doesn’t take up valuable space in the room. It shouldn’t be breakable, as you’ll just want to break it.

2. Computer

You need a computer that can run all the programs you’ll be using on a daily basis. You don’t want to buy one, put it together and then find out that it’s not compatible with Skype and thus is a waste of money .

3. Internet

A stable internet connection is an absolute must, but since most of the time you’re on your computer, you’ll be playing squash, watching The Vampire Diaries or flipping through the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, a fast internet connection is a nice to have.

4. Headphones

Why? Because you don’t want to drive your co-workers crazy with your music, especially if they don’t like the same music that you do.

5. Printer

You’ll need a printer so you can print out reports, brochures and invoices for clients. You’ll also need a printer for photos and memos that you’ll be sending out to family and friends. Most printers are compatible with USB cabling, so all you have to do is buy one that’s compatible, plug it in, print!

6. Charging Station

If you’re just starting out and don’t have a ton of stuff to charge, go with something simple like this one from MobileFun . If you already have a bunch of devices to charge, then go for something more robust like this one from DZ Docks .