The day can be long, the work rough, and the house can be uncomfortably unorganized. These are not ideal situations; therefore, some steps should be taken to improve upon the existing standards. These 5 inexpensive improvements that you can make to your home or office will be sure to improve efficiencies and alleviate stresses that may be caused throughout the day:
Artsy up the place
This may seem as a surprise to many, however, painting a building’s interior white and adding a bit of artsy pizzazz can certainly help increase productivity and reduce stress. We recommend painting the walls white in the popular rooms if the option is there, followed by some inexpensive paintings that you personally find suitable for yourself, and the atmosphere of the rooms.
While painting and mounting the art, this may be the perfect time to move on to the next step:
Organization in Key
Not to be confused with cleaning, this is where we might want to increase efficiencies by using different methodologies that work best at sorting and managing our things, both important and not-so-important things. A great way to improve storage and organization is to use plastic packaging materials to keep things orderly and easy-to-access, such as the one shown in the photo.
Be a Neat Freak
We know, this is the worst part – and we haven’t even explained ourselves yet! Cleaning the location in question can actual assist in increasing productivity levels for yourself and others around you. This is because not only is everything pleasant to look at, but it also shows that you mean business and have a mind to stay organized, even after a crazy party.
Let The Music Play
Music can be the perfect soul-southing solution you needed to get your mind and body moving in the right direction. Music has been proven to increase productivity levels and focus/concentration in many individuals, but it’s worth noting that lyrical music may not have the same positive effect.
We recommend installing wireless speakers throughout the home (e.g. Sonos), so that you can listen to the same song in multiple rooms of the house. This is incredibly beneficial when constantly moving back and forth between different rooms, not so much beneficial for an office setting. In an office, perhaps small wired speakers would work well and would stay well on the cheap side.
Bring In the Outdoors
Nature is a great way to calm the mind and it also helps to increase productivity. It’s not a bad idea to bring in a few plants or trees for the office. This will help to improve the overall atmosphere of the office as well improve the mood of workers.
It’s also not a bad idea to make sure that you get an office that has many windows to allow for plenty of natural light to brighten the office. Another tip is to use natural wooden furniture. They’re generally more expensive, but they can go a long way in improving the overall ambiance and atmosphere of your office.
There are many ways that an individual can increase productivity and improve their overall well-being in their home or office. It’s important to ensure steps are taken to reduce stress and anxiety yet allow for a much more in-depth focus on the task at hand.
Mike is a home improvement/renovation expert by trade. However, he now works for Simply Plastics, a plastic provider in the UK. They provide lots of customized plastic solutions for many projects, including home improvement projects.