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Comfort and Function - The Freelancer’s Workspace

July 14, 2021
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The UK Careers Fair

Comfort and Function: The Freelancer’s Workspace

Freelancing is fast becoming the choice of many because of the perks it offers. Freelancers generally enjoy flexible working hours and working in the comfort of their own homes or chosen workplaces. Some even choose to work in coffee shops or during their vacations. The bottom line is that freelancers can work anywhere in the world.

Because the new workplace is usually our home, freelancers invest in ergonomic furniture and appliances to feel more productive in their workstations. If you are a freelancer, here are some things you can do to make your workspace comfortable and functional at the same time.

An Ergonomic Workspace

A comfortable and functional freelancer workspace optimizes efficiency, productivity, and time. Every freelancer has different productivity levels, which is why it’s essential to arrange your workstation with what works best for you.

A freelancer’s workspace generally has a functional table with a laptop and other gadgets used for work. The workspace must also have an efficient A/C and heating system, a nearby bathroom, an ergonomic chair, an accessible source of water and other drinks, and a reliable internet connection.

But above all, the freelancer’s functional table also displays stuff that keeps you motivated and inspired to keep working.

Equipment for the Workspace

Aside from keeping the workspace comfortable and functional, the appliance and furniture that the freelancer uses also matter, especially the laptop that carries the daily workload.

  • Laptop

Except for those who prefer desktop computers, laptops offer efficiency and convenience to most freelancers. A laptop is more portable, and you can carry it to a coffee shop if you choose to work there. When choosing a laptop, pick one that fits your desk and has quick load times so you can quickly check emails and tasks. You may also get a separate keyboard, mouse, and other equipment that makes the workspace ergonomic as you work.

  • Chair

An ergonomically designed chair can dramatically improve your health. When choosing the right chair, consider its height, ensure it matches your table, and consider that the chair can support your weight. Some people prefer standing desks due to the benefits it offers. So, you may also want to consider getting a higher chair if you’re going to get that.

When choosing a chair, ensure that your feet rest flat on the floor with your laptop parallel, except when it’s a standing desk, of course. Rest your arms on the table to support your wrists, and have your elbows form a right angle beside your body to prevent straining.

  • Lightning

Perhaps not all freelancers know, but lightning is crucial in keeping productivity up. It’s better to have a workspace that has access to sunlight, so you can still get enough Vitamin D, as well as good ventilation. If your area does not have access to natural lighting, you can have a daylight lamp, such as an LED lamp.

Final Thoughts

An ergonomic workstation provides numerous health benefits and raises your work productivity. When choosing the perfect items for your ergonomic workspace, pick high-quality, affordable, functional, and comfortable items.

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