One of the most ignored aspects of working at home is safety. Business offices go to all sorts of lengths to avoid any injury or harm to their workers (they don’t want to get sued, after all). Meanwhile, you might not even know that it’s possible to injure yourself with nothing more than office equipment. If you’re going to avoid a lot of pain in your future, you need to read up on home office safety now.
The chances are that you’re going to be sitting on your chair for quite a long time each day. If you have a bad chair, or you haven’t adjusted it properly, you could give yourself a back injury — and they’re painful, not to mention expensive to treat.
When you’re choosing your chair, make sure you sit on it for a while in the shop, giving yourself a chance to get used to the way it feels, and be prepared to walk away if it starts to get uncomfortable quickly. Don’t pay a ridiculous amount, but don’t get the cheapest and worst thing in the shop, either.
Your Mouse and Keyboard.
If you’re using a computer mouse a lot for your work or doing a lot of typing, you can...