When working from a home office, you may sometimes find it difficult to strike the right balance between work and home life. You may have more distractions at home, but by being organised and strict with your time, you can reap all the benefits of working from home. For example, you don’t have to deal with the morning commute and you can enjoy all the flexibility that isn’t possible when you work in an office environment.
So what technology can you add to your home office to make working from home easier?
Storage/Back Up Device
Whether you’d prefer a desktop hard drive or a portable one to take to meetings with you, or even both – backing up your work is essential. If your computer or laptop breaks, you don’t want to risk losing all your hard work so investing in a backup device can help you avoid this business disaster.
There’s a number of different types on the market, so do your research and invest in the one that suits your requirements the best. Alternatively, if it’s just files that you need backing up, you could consider saving them on the cloud. This means that they’ll be secure and you’ll be able to access them wherever you are in the world with ease.
Business Delivery Services
If your business involves sending parcels to other businesses or to buyers, you’ll want to invest in a reliable delivery and courier service. This will make your business look more professional and committed to providing a quality service to your customers. Also, if you choose UK parcel delivery through TNT for example, it could make your life much easier when working from home. You can:
- Book your deliveries online
- Choose from a number of express delivery options
- Use the app to track the whereabouts of your parcels
- Ship in bulk
- Arrange for your parcels to be collected from you by a courier
You can do this all from the comfort of your home office, saving you valuable time in the process– what could be easier?
Planning and structuring your day is vital when you work from home. Without the regular schedule that office hours bring, you’ll need to find the best way to maximise your efficiency during the work day.
Well, you’re in luck because there are apps out there to help you. You’ll never miss a meeting or video call again with a handy time tracking app. Or how about an invoicing tool that allows you to create and send invoices, track expenses and payments from a number of different clients.
Make your life easier when working from home with some of our top tech picks for your home office. Not only will this technology help your business to look more professional to customers and clients, but they’ll also help you use your working day more productively so you can continue to grow your business.
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