While staying in a serviced apartment, there are plenty of things to do. The great thing about serviced apartments is that you have the freedom to turn the apartment into your perfect workspace. Use these tips to maximize your productivity while staying in serviced apartments.
Ideally, your office should be in a quiet area with some privacy.
To boost your productivity, you should always try to make some basic rules with other people in the apartment (if you don’t live alone). For example, set up specific working hours, so that you can work undisturbed.
But if you’re staying alone, you already have your privacy and you won’t need to lay ground rules for others.
Serviced apartments are bigger than your average hotel room. There are things that you need to take into account when setting up your (temporary) home office:
- Natural lighting
When entering your new serviced apartment and you want to know where to set up your office, it is best to choose a place near the windows. Even though windows can distract you because of the view, it is best to work in natural lighting, especially when you work many hours straight.
There are many things that will optimize your productivity while being on a business trip. Always make sure to pack your essentials that will increase your productivity and efficiency. For instance, always pack your mouse, mouse pad and laptop stand. And make sure to always have your necessities that you brought with you, at hand in your temporary home office, such as your pens, notebooks, tablets, etc. Have them within reach to avoid distractions.
The most important thing about working from home is the ergonomic balance of the chair-desk combination. If you know you’re going to be staying at a serviced apartment beforehand, we suggest you check with the agency or provider for what type of chair they have or if it is possible to have an office chair. If they have regular dining chairs, a pillow for back support should go a long way.
Three other tips and tricks to avoid fatigue and discomfort are:
- Keep the correct distance between the screen and your face
Depending on the size of the monitor, you should be approximately 50 to 60 centimeters away from your monitor. The larger the screen, the further away you need to be.
- Set the correct viewing height to the screen
The screen should be directly in front of you at an angle of up to 45 degrees from the bottom. Do you work on a laptop without a laptop stand, your head is probably turned down to view the screen. The idea is to look straight ahead and see the screen. Therefore, use a laptop stand! Also, since you’ll be using a laptop stand, take into account that you’ll also need a keyboard.
- Maintain a 90-degree angle for arms and legs
When working behind a laptop, this means that the chair must be at a height so that your legs are at 90 degrees angle and the desk must ensure that the arms can operate the keyboard from this same angle.