If you’re able to, working from home (WFH) has its benefits. Besides being able to spend your entire day in a tracksuit, you can easily tick off tasks without the typical office distractions. What’s more, you can replace your morning commute with a yoga session and even save on lunches and parking.
But with great power comes great responsibility, and the same goes for working from home. Especially since we’re actually finding ourselves being required to work remotely more often in the last few years.
If you're still stuck on the couch with a laptop in hand, this one’s for you. Whether it’s choosing energy efficient equipment, or taking scheduled breaks, here’s five easy ways to level up your WFH life with minimal effort.
1. Nail The Efficient Office Set Up
When it comes to maxing out the efficiency of your home office space, a few simple steps can help you save both energy and money. A quick fix is to simply use your laptop over a desktop computer, since they require less electricity to run and are more energy efficient than desktops
If you're working remotely for the long haul, you’ll want to apply the same school of thought to the rest of your office set up. Consider choosing an energy-efficient printer, copier, scanner, or fax machine, and wave goodbye to unnessercery energy use in your home office. Wondering where to start? Opt for ENERGY STAR® certified equipment
—these tend to be made with the latest technology and therefore use less electricity than your standard equipment. Plus, if you happen to be remote working because of lockdown, office gear is considered an essential item
and can be ordered online.