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How to Work Remotely From Your Tiny House

Being able to work remotely is part of the tiny house dream but how do you make sure to be efficient and actually get your work done? Here are 3 simple tips.

Remote work is expected to grow in 2020. In fact, workers in the U.S. are 66% times more likely to work remotely than other workers across the globe. If you're fortunate enough to live in a tiny home and work remotely, you want to make the most of your space. Here are the top three ways to be a productive in your tiny house.

1. Create A Dedicated Work Zone

Before anything else, take stock of the space you have available. Tiny houses may be small but they can be champions of flexible and transformable spaces. First, consider the obvious, does your tiny home come with a spare nook or loft space that you can use? A spare loft can easily be turned into a remote office with clever use of low seating. You may be thinking, I don't have any room for a dedicated workspace!" This may be true but you can add a few mental tricks to get your mind into the zone. Try having a specific chair or place where you sit during work. Don't use that specific place during any other context, except for work.

As a helpful tip, never use your bed for working. Keep the mental stresses of work away from where you want to let all of that go and rest.

2. Organize Your Space  

Whether you're working from a loft or on a deck outside, it's imperative to start with as much free space as you can. Organize your office with a few essentials is also important. For example, a laptop may be more compatible with a smaller office rather than a desktop computer. You should also consider the size of your desk (consider purchasing a desk with storage components or a wall desk), space for holding documents (i.e. filing cabinet), chair, and other office equipment. Your lighting should also be a factor in organizing your tiny office because a lamp could take up space where other office essentials could be.

Don't be timid when it comes to designing your new office. Accentuate the most important elements of your office based on the layout of the space you've decided to use. For example, you can choose unique colors for your office space different from the original color of your home. Provide as much contrast as possible to help you get the most out of each remote workday.

3. Get Connected

Getting a strong internet connection in a remote area can be challenging at best. Fortunately, a few companies have taken on the challenge and created some ways to ensure you're always ready to do your best work.

A. Wi-Fi Hotspot

A dropped Wi-Fi signal or a wireless dead zone can make having access to the internet nearly impossible. If you have a sluggish internet connection in your tiny home, here's what you can do:

  • update your router firmware
  • consider optimal router placement
  • routers with antenna should be positioned upwards
  • check your frequency
  • avoid interference (keep your router away from obstructions that can include furniture)
  • place your router around open air space

Credit: PC Mag

B. Skyroam

Skyroam gives you an opportunity to make your office anywhere. Customers have the option of global Wi-Fi, which can be an asset in a tiny home located in a rural area. Enjoy a smartspot that gives you unlimited productivity. By purchasing the Skyroam Solis, you'll have access to local and international Wi-Fi coverage, connect up to 10 devices, and a flexible wireless plan. Enjoy secure, fast data with the option of easy and transparent access.

Bonus Tech Ideas For Tiny Office Space

  • A desktop organizer is a good way to keep all your desktop essentials (i.e. stapler, paper clips, pens, eetc.) close by in smaller space.
  • Cubicle shelves allows you to accessorize your tiny home office space. Add a little greenery, office equipment, books, or photos to make your office space your own.
  • A cellphone wall hanger gives you easy access to your phone. You'll have complete visibility and access to your phone at all times.
  • A wire paper organizer on the side of your desk is a great way to organize your office paperwork.
  • A magnetic dry eraser board can help you keep track of your appointments or be a place to post important notes.
  • A cubicle wall pocket is another great way to organize your papers with minimal space.
  • A letter tray will help you keep your mail handy and organized.

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