The Good Workspace Checklist

50 points to help you create the perfect home office workspace.

  1. Choose a dedicated workspace that is quiet and comfortable
  2. Consider the lighting in the space, and try to maximize natural light
  3. Install window coverings to reduce glare and eye strain
  4. Set up your desk and chair to ensure good posture and ergonomics
  5. Invest in a comfortable chair with good lumbar support
  6. Use a footrest to improve circulation and reduce strain on your legs
  7. Set up your computer monitor at eye level to avoid neck strain
  8. Use a document holder to avoid neck strain when reading documents
  9. Choose a keyboard and mouse that are comfortable to use
  10. Keep your workspace clutter-free and organized
  11. Use a white noise machine or headphones to block out distracting noise
  12. Set boundaries with family members or roommates to minimize interruptions
  13. Consider using a standing desk to reduce the risk of sedentary behavior
  14. Take regular breaks to stretch and move your body
  15. Schedule regular exercise sessions to maintain physical health
  16. Set boundaries around work hours to maintain work-life balance
  17. Create a to-do list or schedule to stay on track with tasks
  18. Use a task manager app to stay organized and efficient
  19. Use a calendar app to schedule meetings and appointments
  20. Keep a notepad or digital note-taking app handy for jotting down ideas
  21. Use a timer to stay focused on tasks for a set amount of time
  22. Take advantage of natural light to reduce eye strain
  23. Use a desk lamp with adjustable brightness and color temperature
  24. Add plants or other decorative elements to make the space feel more inviting
  25. Use a diffuser with essential oils to create a calming atmosphere
  26. Hang art or other decorations to make the space feel more personalized
  27. Invest in a high-quality printer and scanner if needed for work
  28. Make sure your internet connection is reliable and fast enough for work
  29. Set up a separate phone line for work calls if needed
  30. Use a password manager to keep your login information secure
  31. Back up your data regularly to prevent loss of important files
  32. Use a high-quality surge protector to protect your electronics from power surges
  33. Invest in a high-quality webcam and microphone for virtual meetings
  34. Use a high-quality headset for virtual meetings to reduce background noise
  35. Install a high-quality speaker system for listening to music or podcasts
  36. Use a keyboard shortcut program to automate repetitive tasks
  37. Use a video conferencing app with screen sharing capabilities for collaboration
  38. Use a second monitor or a projector for presenting information
  39. Invest in a comfortable and supportive pair of headphones
  40. Use a posture-correcting device to improve your posture
  41. Invest in a high-quality mouse pad to reduce friction
  42. Use a screen filter to reduce eye strain and glare
  43. Keep a stock of healthy snacks and water nearby to avoid distractions
  44. Use a scheduling app to manage your time effectively
  45. Set boundaries with work colleagues to reduce interruptions
  46. Use a password manager to store login information
  47. Set up an automatic backup system to protect your data
  48. Invest in a high-quality speakerphone for conference calls
  49. Use a video recording tool to capture important meetings or presentations
  50. Take regular breaks to stretch and move your body.


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