Unlike the freedom we enjoyed when we were children, the world of work does not stop turning just because it’s summer. However, that does not mean we have to banish ourselves inside just because we still have to earn a living.
After lockdown, more and more people who were working from home, found solace in their gardens, being around nature while enjoying the summer weather. Well, summer has come around again, and some folks are still working from home, which means a workspace in your garden is still in fashion.
This piece is going to take a look at how you can create a workspace in your garden to make working through summer just that little bit easier.
Get Some Shade
Shade is really crucial for both our skin and our laptops. It can be particularly difficult to see the screen with the sun blaring down, not to mention the potential for overheating. Pair that with sitting at your laptop for hours, forgetting to reapply sunscreen, and you have yourself a very hot cocktail! Making a safe space in the shade, is probably the most important first step when creating a workspace in your garden. There are a few ways you can do this.
Setting up an umbrella station, is probably the easiest and most cost effective way to create a shady space, but might it not be the most effective. For your laptop, you easily and cheaply create a shade box, which can be used for short periods of time. If you are really looking to push the boat out and want a garden oasis for the long term, then you could consider investing in one or two Garden Rooms UK to make the most of being in nature while being protected from the heat of summertime.
Create a Hydration Station
Becoming dehydrated is a ‘no no’ at the best of times, but if you are sitting out in a warm garden for hours on end, you’ll need to keep your fluid intake up, even in the UK. You will probably not want to interrupt your workflow by making your way to and from your kitchen to get hold of a drink, so setting up something that is on hand, will be much more helpful. For example, you can get a drinks dispenser for the home that you can have sitting outside, or a cooler, to keep all of your drinks nice and cold. You could also use a small trolly to place a kettle on near a window, so you are able to use the power outlet too.
Purchase Essential Accessories
Accessories can really help make working from home outside, a little more comfortable. Consider buying a USB mini fan to keep cool, a cooling laptop stand to ensure your computer does not get overheated, and whatever you do, try to resist the temptation to sit on a summer stool instead of a proper office chair, as that can be very damaging for your posture!