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Moving Tips: Setting up a home office

It is important to set up a home office correctly.

It is important to set up a home office correctly.

If you work from home, or just like having your own area to have a hobby and quiet time, it may be a good idea to plan for a home office at your new residence. This could be something to keep in mind while packing, as you will be able to plan the room out by keeping everything together.

When you know where you are moving to, you should decide on where to put the room immediately. Taking care of this will help prevent guesswork later on. Additionally, this could be a good place to keep your modem and router, as it won't be taking up space in another part of your home.

If the floor is hardwood, you may want to consider carpeting. This will make you work quieter, as you won't be distracted by the rolling of your chair or noise from others walking in and out. This will also keep you more comfortable during cold weather.

Wait to purchase furniture

If you do not have the proper furnishings for your office area, be sure to do this after you get to your residence. A desk and chair are the most necessary parts of the process, and you can decide on other options as you set it up. The great thing about this room is that you can be rather flexible with it.

Have fun decorating the room, and be creative. Whether you want plants, family photos, awards or souvenirs, it is a good place to put items that you don't have spots for throughout the rest of the home. Customizing the room to your needs will not only allow you to use more of your belongings that you have from the packing process, but you will be able to better focus on your work when you are comfortable in that atmosphere.

If the room will be used by multiple family members or roommates, let them help design the plan. An open forum on how to make the room better may not only make all parties happy, but it could help give you ideas that you didn't think of planning by yourself. The room could take a lot of work, so getting help is a good idea.