Three months ago, every person in my company started to work from home.
I was happy to work from home, especially because we get to make our own hours.
We can work any 8-hour shift as long as we start before 11 am. I used to be required to be at work at 8 a.m., and now I can start working at 10 a.m. and just work a longer day. Unfortunately, not everything has been great since the transition to working from home. I had to buy a new laptop. Work did not provide us computers for at home work and my laptop was not in the best shape. I spent about $600 to buy a laptop that would help me perform all of my duties at home. I also created a space in the basement for a home office. I wanted a dedicated area to work, so I could stay focused. Working upstairs in the living room was causing a lot of distractions and I kept getting up to work on laundry or dishes or some other household chore. Working in the basement feels like being in an office. I had to fix some humidity problems, because the basement was a damp and moist area. Luckily, I didn’t spend a lot of money to buy a portable dehumidifier that works well. I have the dehumidifier vented out a small basement window. The basement window looks like it was fitted just for the dehumidifier vent. I put some duct tape around the edges to seal the area. Not only can I get rid of the humidity, but the dehumidifier also works as an air conditioner. Now my basement office is complete.