Making work-from-home life easy.


It’s likely that you or someone else you know is working from home while the social distancing rules are in place as the nation continues to flatten the curve. If you are looking for ways on how to work more effectively from the comfort of your own home, here are a few tips to help.


  • Set up a home office

The kitchen table, the spare room, or the barely-touched desk in the living room – there are many places where you can be productive while working on your computer or laptop. An ideal workspace is one that is free of distractions and not commonly used for relaxation (the couch and beds are a no-no). Quiet spaces are best, but a little noise isn’t always a bad thing.


  • Establish a routine

Your home environment is likely quite different from your work environment. Keeping to a set schedule can help maintain productivity. Aim to wake up at the same time as you would if you were going into the office. Take lunch at the same time – and take it away from your desk for a bit of a break. Avoid working around the clock. Be sure to block out times in the evening when you can take some time for yourself.


  • Find the sweet spot

It can take some time to get comfortable in your new working-from-home spot, but be patient. Keep your back and feet supported when sitting on an office chair. If you’re working on a laptop, keep the screen at eye level to avoid neck strain. Make sure you don’t have to reach too far to use your mouse or keyboard. You can also create a standing desk at home to give your hips and legs a break from sitting. Be creative and play around until you find what works best for you.


We hope that these tips help you work from home effectively. At Tompkins Insurance Agencies, we are eager to help clients during this troubling time. To secure personal or commercial insurance throughout this time, talk to the team today.