If you work at home, an untidy office environment can seriously affect your mood and your productivity. Getting the right setup can make all the difference. Here are a few tips to help you create the optimum working environment and hopefully help you boost your productivity!

mesh bin, drawer organiser and filing cabinet

1. Clear out the clutter!

A tidy desk = a tidy mind, as they say. So store away anything that you don’t use on a regular basis, and have a good clear out at the end of every week. Not only will this help keep your mind in order, but it’ll be easier to find important documents and things when you need them, thereby reducing stress.

Try these:
Wilko mesh waste binWas £4 Now £3.15
Wilko mesh drawer organiser£2.50
Oslo filing cabinet oak effect£30

voile, desk lamp, ceiling light

2. Get the light right

Try and make sure your home office has as much natural light as possible, but you also need to have at least 2 other sources of light – a general overhead light, and a desk lamp, especially if your work requires fine detail.

Try these:
Slot top voile panel
(145x228cm) – £7
Chrome desk lampWas £22 Now £12
Brass ceiling light£19

Venice wall art, multi photo frame, purple rug

3. That personal touch

If your home office is all business, you may not feel at your most comfortable there. It’s part of your home, so it should reflect you. Make your office space more welcoming by decorating it with something that’s personal to you, such as artwork, family photos, inspirational quotes or funky accessories.

Try these:
Venice wall art£30
Wilko white multi frameWas £16 Now £10
Wilko Tamara rug – plum (80x140cm) – £20

Wilde document folder, Nostalgia magazine holder, mesh in-tray

4. Filed away

Practical office stationery doesn’t have to be boring. Get your paperwork in order with colourful folders and files. We’ve got a massive range to choose from, including some of our trends, such as pretty Nostalgia, dramatic Wilde and retro Sustain (plus it’s currently 3 for 2 on our trend stationery), as well as tons of desk accessories to keep your desktop neat and tidy!

Try these:
Wilde A4 expanding document wallet £2.75
Wilko Nostalgia magazine holder£3
Metal mesh in-trayWas £4 Now £3.15

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