The Perfect Remote Work Setup and Routine (For Me)

A few material things to make your quarantine life more comfortable — and some helpful tips so you can stay sane too.

Ahad Sheriff

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My work from home setup.

Quarantine has been stressful for all of us, and if you have the luxury of working from home, your setup is an essential factor in keeping you happy and productive. Since nobody knows how long these conditions are going to last, it is worth investing some money (if you can afford it) on some sweet gear. Also, keep in mind that there is no such thing as a “perfect” setup so do what works best for you and make it unique to your taste since everyone has different needs!

Furniture

Desk — Analiese 4-Drawer Writing Desk

Source: Amazon

I have used a lot of desks throughout high school and college, but I wanted to get a nice one for my home office once I started my first job. This desk is by far the best one I have ever used as it has a large surface, ample storage, and a reasonable price point. I think it is an excellent desk for anyone.

Chair — High Back Office Chair

If you work a desk job like me, you’re likely sitting for the majority of your day. Do your body a favor and get a cushy office chair. Chairs can get pretty expensive, so don’t cheap out here — your comfort is essential for productivity, and a bad posture could lead to even worse outcomes down the road. I use this chair, and I recommend it because it’s comfortable, provides much-needed neck support, and doesn’t break the bank. If you have a more flexible budget and want the absolute best chair that will last forever, consider the Steelcase Gesture chair.

Steelcase Gesture, Source: Amazon

Tech

Laptop — Apple MacBook Air

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