Currently, the world is facing one of the biggest and widespread works from home scenarios. As the Coronavirus situation is worsening out there, there is the only way to cope with it, and that is by staying in and working through. Work cannot stop regardless of anything, as there are still deadlines to meet and meetings (zoom meetings) to attend.
However, it is seen that whereas many people like to work from home and have been doing so for a long time now. There is a majority population who are struggling to cope with this new normal. Being at home is causing people to feel lazy and distracted, and all of this is eventually lowering productivity.
But hey! This is happening to everyone, and of course, certain things can be done to enhance productivity. Not talking about yoga and exercise, this should be done daily anyway. But, here are some fun creative DIY activities that can boost WFH productivity.
- Pallet desk DIY
Okay, now for working comfortably one should have a comfortable workspace, like a desk that s spacious and comfortable. Working while keeping a laptop on cushions is something, that is not really comfortable for a long time.
Therefore, one can take some time out to build a desk of wood pallets. Find some wood pallets (easily found), see a design, get some tools and nails, and get to work. The best thing is designing pallet desk is not that difficult and complex, and can be achieved on one’s own. In the end, one will have created furniture for the office corner and will have a desk to work from.
- Desktop shelf DIY
Have a small desk or worse yet, a desktop that is not at an appropriate eye level? Having bulky monitors, laptops, books, papers, keyboards, mouse, and etc. all placed on a desk can be quite hassling. So, what can one do? Build a desktop shelf.
Get some wood, thin boards, paints, nails, screws, and tools and get to work. Watch some tutorials to get ideas to build the shelf. Add some drawers for better organizing and give the shelf a nice dash of color to keep the space from becoming dull. And voila, fun shelf and no more neck and eye strain.
- Wall hanging organizer DIY
Wall hanging organizers are a perfect choice when it comes to keeping the folders, envelopes, mails, documents, etc. in place and order. Put them up on the wall near the work desk to keep the important papers there and never lose them ever again in the paper pile on the desk.
One makes these wall organizers, by simply using some wood or leather or even cloth if need be. Make them in singles or make them double-tiered. Decorate them or do not, depending on what one prefers. This will add some professional touch to space aesthetically and will also help in being a master organizer.
- Memo board DIY
Have a lot many to-do lists, papers, sticky notes pocking from here and there on the desktop? Well, this is the sole reason why one tends to forget a few things every day. So, what can be done to take the organization spree to the next level? Build a DIY memo board.
Memo board that hangs on the wall will save a lot of space on the desk, and will also help in not forgetting things as they hand right in front of the desk. For making DIY boards, one can choose some wire, and create a grid, or better yet buy a wire grid. Hang it up on the wall, and use small magnets, clips, hooks, etc. to hang various things on it. Cheers to not forgetting things!
- Dry erase board DIY
There are emails to send, meetings to attend, clients to call, and oh! Also, some groceries to get? Well, how one simple mind can keep track of everything in a day and not forget anything. Well, the best way is to have a dry erase board, which is small, cute and can be placed on top of the work desk.
Build one easily at home, with the help of construction paper and a frame to hold the paper in place. One can easily use dry erase markers and jot down the daily To-Do list and erase them for the next day. The best thing is the fact that one can build one that fits the space perfectly. One can also spend some time decorating the board and make it look cool and not dull, like one’s mood these days.
- Bookends DIY
Books piling on the table and are everywhere but where they are supposed to be, the bookshelf? Well, that is because no one really paid attention to them before. But, now that one is striving towards a better space for better productivity, make some DIY bookends.
One can make some super stylish and chic fabric bookends for organizing the books and also to add some jazz to space. Fabric is one of the easy to find material and the variety is exhilarating. Choose some colorful fabric, and sew the bookends with easy sewing tutorials. The best thing is that these are easy, fun and cheap as well.
- Office chair DIY
Have an office chair that looks lifeless and plain boring? Well, anything standing boringly in the office space, even the thing that one might sit one can affect the work speed and zeal. Wait, do not buy a new one just yet, save that money?
Instead, pick some comfortable plushy fabrics and paints to make the older chair, a new one spending way less money. Paint the arms and legs; add some cushioning fabric to the seat with some DIY tips. See, the boring chair does exist anymore and it has reborn as a fun statement chair in space.
All these activities are super fun to work on and will simply give the workplace a new twist. It will not only help in boosting concentration while working but will also help one in relaxing a bit and have some fun while doing these DIYs. During these trying times, it is very crucial to keep oneself sane and calm at all times. Otherwise, it can affect one’s personal and professional life to a larger extent. Find new things to do, relax, eat well, workout, and do some DIY projects.