How Covid has changed our lives
A few years ago, working from home was not really the done thing. Of course, the Covid 19 pandemic changed that: it is more common – and more accepted – for Australians to work from home.
Recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show that two in five people with a job (41 per cent) work from home at least once a week compared with before the pandemic.
It is likely that when you first started working from home, you grabbed a chair from a spare room, used a desk you’d put in storage and found an old lamp and bookcase, thinking that it was probably going to be a temporary measure before you were called back into the office.
Shift in priorities
That call to return to the office full-time didn’t happen for many workers. For the foreseeable future a lot of organisations are happy for their employees to work from home. For some, they operate as a “hybrid” – a mixture of working from home and from an office.
We love it
No matter what the set-up, It would seem that there are few complaints from workers who love the new work scenario because there is less travel time, fewer costs like buying lunch and coffee and more time to spend with the family at the end of the day, or to go out and exercise or socialise.
As the months have passed and you’ve grown accustomed to your new work routine, the makeshift chair, desk and lamp just aren’t cutting it anymore. It’s time to give the space the attention it deserves.
Time for a spruce up
Many of us want a home office that is functional, attractive, practical and versatile. There may be another important reason for a spruce up too – comfort! Perhaps you’ve noticed you get a sore back at the end of the day oryour desk is too low. Just before the end of the financial year is a great time to invest in that upgrade.
It’s not inconceivable to create a space nowadays that would be the envy ofmany a high-powered CBD office worker. As well as top-quality flatpack furniture, storage solutions and cabinetry, you can also enhance your home office with a range of digital devices for video conferencing, scanning and computing.
As you admire your new home office, don’t forget you need a good lunch hour to rest, revive and reboot. So perhaps you’d want to add a snazzy coffee machine, sandwich press and microwave to your flatpack home office chic, not to mention a cute little mini fridge stocked with your favourites. Friday afternoons at your house will undoubtedly be a popular port of call for colleagues and friends. Cheers to that!
If this blog has inspired you to get started on your DIY kitchen flatpack project with SmartPack and you would like to find out more about how it’s done, read more at smartpackkit.com.au.