Creating a Home Office for Productive Freelancers

  • April 22, 2016
  • by Ola Rybacka

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Working from home can be very convenient. However, working from home isn’t always easy. You productivity and mood affect your work performance and working from home can be distracting. A disorganized home office can make it nearly impossible for you to get any work done.

If you are facing this problem then these tips can help your create and improve the organization of home office so you can be more productive and produce your best work.

How To Create  a Home Office for Productive Freelancers?

Keep work and personal life separate

This is the most obvious tip but the most important for all productive freelancers. You can start by removing all distractions from the office room such your TV and gaming console. Make sure everyone at home knows and respects your office strictly as an office room and limit your work to that room only.

Good seating

If you do most of your work sitting on a chair, you need to be careful about keeping back pain at bay as it is very common.

If you do not take care of your back, it will have a detrimental effect on your mood and health.

This affects work productivity. So purchase a desk chair designed to aid your back or at least get a seat support.

Invest in better lighting

Exposure to sunlight can improve your mood, sleep pattern and boost productivity. In times of dark weather or if you work long hours at night, it is crucial for you to install proper artificial lighting in your room.  Take care of your eyes’ condition – trust me, you will definitely need them for a longer time than eight works spent at work daily. 

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Use reliable and updated technology

If you’re working from home then technology is your best asset. If you system keeps crashing or you lose data, it can be difficult to produce good work.

You need to deal with these frustrations and invest in good antivirus software and regular maintenance checks on your computer.

In addition to this, add devices and software that can improve the quality of your work such as a printer. Or, for instance, if you are a graphic designer, a second computer can speed up your work.

Keep things minimal and clean.

Keep your desk and desktop clear of any extra files and documents. Keep your organization limited. The more you clutter your office, the harder it will be for you to concentrate on one thing. You can do this by expanding your storage system or workspace. If you have too many papers and books, invest in good cabinets or shelves. You should also label your files to make it easier to find them.

Give it a personal touch

Keeping work and personal lives separate does not mean you should keep a cold and sterile work environment.

Adding personal touches brighten up your workspace and improve your mood.

You can add anything you think will look good in your office such as décor, plants or posters.

Think about what inspires you and add that as well.

It can be your family, your favorite art pieces or a quote or person who inspires you.


Don’t forget to utilize technology when you’re working as a freelancer. Time is money, so save it thanks to reliable time tracking software! [/SEOINS_CONTENT][SEOINS_ICON] icon-check [/SEOINS_ICON][/SEOINS]

Ola Rybacka

Social Media Manager at TimeCamp, copywriter, content designer. Loves books and jazz/rock/celtic music. Ph.D. and speech therapy student. Find her on Twitter: @Pidzuchna


  1. diluk chathuranga
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    thank you a lot for the helps me a lot

    1. Ola Rybacka
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      You’re very welcome! Don’t forget to give TimeCamp a try also :).


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