During the global pandemic, working at home continues to be the safest, smartest option for most office workers. The continuing need to stay safe, means the home office is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have. Here are the 7 items to build the best home office set-up.
1. Additional Computer Monitors
You can choose to have one, two or even four additional screens to connect your laptop. Having multiple screens helps boost comfort and productivity so that you don’t have to keep minimising windows; you can see multiple browser windows at one time; reduce errors and increase efficiency. Once you add additional screens, it’s hard to go back.
2. Docking Station
To quickly go from a laptop to a multi-display set-up a docking station is the best tool. With a Universal Docking Station you can easily connect additional screens, charge your laptop, connect speakers, and so much more while plugging in only one cable to your laptop. Power your productivity with a universal docking station on your home office desk.
3. Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Laptops come with a built-in keyboard and touchpad, but for a functionable home office desk nothing compares to a wireless mouse and keyboard for maximum efficiency. With a separate mouse and keyboard, you can utilise your additional monitors to their potential because you aren’t relying on your laptop to type and navigate your computer. Going wireless also helps you to create a safer work environment because you’re eliminating additional cables that could be a tripping hazard.
4. Cooling Pad
Maintain maximum productivity by ensuring your laptop stays as cool as you are in your home office. A well-ventilated laptop will run faster and last longer because the hardware is less prone to heat damage. You can keep your laptop cool by using an elevated stand or a cooling pad.
5. Power Supply
Power outages are unpredictable and can cause delays in your productivity. A power outage could be detrimental if you aren’t able to properly save your material and shut down your device. An uninterrupted power supply is a backup battery system that will keep your home office running for a short period of time. In that allotted time, you might not be able to complete your tasks, but you will have enough power to save all documents and safely shut down your devices.
6. Cable Organisers
Your home office will have a lot of cables, after all you have additional monitors, a docking station, laptop, phone charger and accessories on your desk. It’s important to maintain a trip-free zone for your home office, more accidents happen at home than anywhere else, you can create a safe environment by reducing the risk of falling or tripping on loose cables. Since you can’t cut the cables, hide loose electronic cables to ensure your home office is a safe place for you to work.
When you walk into any office you will find business cards, paper, pens, stationary and other miscellaneous items, you’re most likely going to have these items in your home office as well. Storage containers are a must if you want to stay organised. You can enhance your home office with a file storage container, wall shelves, storage cart or drawer organisers, this is completely customisable and will help you stay organised.
Now you’re all set to build out a fabulous home office! Enjoy selecting your items and show us your ultimate work-from-home set-up by tagging us on Instagram using #MyTargus
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