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Work from Home Tips for Freelancers and Remote Employees

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April 18, 2020

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5 min

A lady enjoys a productive work day after following the tips for working from home efficiently

In recent weeks, many people across the country have found themselves working remotely. While for many businesses this is no new model, for others, the option to work remote may be new. When working from home, it is easy to get distracted by household duties, technology and more. To have more productive workdays, try out these 7 working from home tips.

Tips for Working from Home Efficiently

  1. Get Dressed: While it can be tempting to just lounge around all day in your pajamas, that might not lead to a very productive day. Maybe you don’t have to get into your normal professional work clothes, but at least put on a pair of jeans and nice top.
  2. Designate an Office Area: Find a quiet location in your home and designate that as your office area. Clean the area and get any distractions out of the room.
  3. Make a To-Do List: Just like if you were in the office, create a list of all of the tasks you want to accomplish during that work day. Don’t let your work day end until you have accomplished all of those tasks.
  4. Leave the House: Working at your couch, kitchen table or personal desk might not always lead to the most productive work day. On the days when you can’t concentrate from home, find a local coffee shop close to your home and set up base there. Sometimes something as small as changing locations can spark productivity.
  5. Invest in Good Headphones: When your client calls, they are likely expecting to talk to you while you’re working in an office. Purchase noise cancelling headphones for phone calls to block out the dog barking, door-bell ringing and any other distracting noises.
  6. Check in With Your Co-Workers: Check in with your co-workers and boss throughout the day.
    Keeping in touch with your co-workers about due dates can help promote accountability and productivity.
  7. Utilize Technology: There are countless tools, programs and applications catering to those who work remotely. Stay up-to-date on these tools and use them to close the gap between you, your boss and your co-workers.

ezStorage is Here for You

If your spare bedroom has become your home office, you may be looking for space to store your extra furniture. We’re here to help. For the safety of our customers, employees and communities, we’ve recently rolled out contactless renting. With this process, you’re able to rent a storage unit without person-to-person contact. If you’d prefer to come into the storage, that option is still available as well. For help choosing a storage unit, our staff is still available to answer any questions you may have.

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