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Remote worker refuge – why the garage might get you through COVID-19

While essential workers are out there keeping us safe from COVID-19, another army of workers is forming at the dining tables of homes across Australia.

If you are one of the thousands of employees now working remotely, you’ll know that working at home has its ups and downs! Not commuting is great, but it can sometimes feel challenging to be productive and practical when you don’t have a dedicated workspace at home.

If competing for space, power points and internet bandwidth sounds all too familiar, then read on for our tips to create your own home office solution in the garage!

Clean and clear

In order for you to have a suitable space to work in, you’ll need to clear out all the extra items. After all, if you take the time to make the space your own, you’ll love your new office space and won’t feel like you’re just ‘making do’ by working in your garage.

Floors and walls

Grab an old mat, carpet or rug from inside so when you are on a teleconference it doesn’t echo. Create a professional-looking background for your video calls using a bookshelf or grab a can of paint to give the walls a quick spruce up!

Get your design on

Get your makeover mind into gear by focusing on a sturdy desk, shelving, an ergonomic chair and suitable lighting.

Once you’ve got the basics, you can extend your thinking to more creative components such as wall hangings, inspirational messages, mission statements and more. You could even consider a ‘thinking nook’ complete with bean bags for a one-person brainstorm space.

Creating a workspace outside of the home is a great way to make it feel like you have a dedicated office, keeping you focused and motivated.

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