(601) 268-3135 | info@wrightcpagroup.com


How to tune up a home office when you don’t have one

Marcia Wright

March 1, 2021

While “under a blanket on a cold winter day” isn’t the worst place to work, it’s a good idea to regularly assess your remote working environment—especially if you don’t have a full home office setup—to decide if anything needs an adjustment or upgrade. Here are four important points to consider:

  1. Desk—Instead of working at the dining room table or on the couch, is there a corner of your home that can accommodate a small desk? Furniture makers have stepped up to offer compact foldable or easy-to-disassemble desks that let you reclaim your space on the weekends.

  2. Seating—A dining room chair is meant to be comfortable for an hour, not a full workday. Ditto for the couch or your bed. Is it time to upgrade to a “real” office chair? If you don’t have room for an office-style chair, consider a lumbar pillow to add back support to the seat you use now. Or add a standing desk converter that you can set on a tabletop to give yourself standing breaks during the day.

  3. Computer setup—How far do you have to crane your neck to see your laptop screen? Do you constantly zoom in to read text on the monitor? Do you have all the monitors you need? A laptop stand and monitor riser will elevate your screens so they’re level with your eyes, give you more screen real estate, and save you a (literal) headache and painful neck strain. And don’t forget the external keyboard to save those wrists and hands.

  4. Lighting—Have you escaped the harsh glare of office fluorescents only to squint in a dim corner at home? Lighting is one of the most important factors for a comfortable workspace. While natural light is best, if that’s not an option, look for ways to diffuse lamp light. Choose floor lamps that shine upward, use lampshades to soften bulb harshness, and experiment with placement to avoid casting shadows or workspace glare.

Check with your employer to see if the company will pay for equipment upgrades. If that’s not possible, it’s still a good idea to consider making these changes because they’re not only good for you physically but could also be for others in your family who are working from home.

Back to List

Client Center

Client LoginNetClient CSbill-dot-comAccounts PayableBill.comqb-onlineOnline Accounting QuickBooks Online right-networksDesktop AccountingQuickBooks Desktop zoomVideo ConferencingZoom
Accounts Payable
Online Accounting
Desktop Accounting

Video Conferencing



Go Mobile!

...and get what you need, when and where you need it!

Learn More...
Get iOS App
Get Android App

 Our Specialties

Physicians & Medical Practices

We are committed to helping you achieve financial success within your medical practice. Our trained staff understands the challenges that physicians face within the industry, such as increasing costs, healthcare reform, and...

read more

Professional Athletes & Entertainers

Professional athletes and entertainers have unique needs when it comes to accounting and taxes. Wright Group has specialized expertise to help pro athletes, actors, and actresses, maximize their wealth and reduce taxes. Through tax planning and preparation, budgeting, financial forecasting and...

read more


Latest from Our Blog

qb-proadvisor-desktop qb-proadvisor-advdesktop qb-proadvisor-online qb-proadvisor-advonline qb-proadvisor-enterprise

Learn More

Help us. Help others.

Tell us about your experience with our firm.

Review Us