Working from home can be very challenging. Let’s say you have already arranged your schedule and you’ve elaborated a plan to keep your work-life balance on point. There’s one more challenge: set up an actual space for you to work and keep the expenses within your budget.
Having a dream home office is fantastic and it is something we have all thought about at some point. But things are different in reality. Normally we are on a budget, but with the COVID-19 pandemic being a threat, we need to be more careful about how we spend our money. So setting up a space to work from home can be challenging.
Here are 4 things that will help you save some money:
1- Buy used
There’s no need to buy new furniture. You can easily find used items that are in perfect condition, and you will save some money. Old furniture can be of better quality than a modern one. Even more: you can find free furniture on your local Buy Nothing Group.
2- Ask around
Friends and family might be trying to get rid of a piece of furniture that you could use, so it is always a good idea to ask.
3- Ignore designer office supplies
Yes, we know it is extremely tempting to buy those gorgeous post-it notes or that amazing desk calendar you saw online, but there is no need to spend a lot of money on those things when a plain version of those items can get the job done just as good. And the price difference is huge, so keep it simple. Remember that this is temporary.
4- Chose energy-efficient devices
If you need to buy technological products, go for the energy-efficient option. You will not only save money on the purchase price but also on your electric bill.
These are four of the many things you can do to save money when setting up your home office. Also, try to track sales to get a nice product at a discounted price and remember that you can always talk to your employer to see if the can chip in!
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