It’s rare to find any workplace that keeps the traditional structure of a full 9-5 week being strictly in the office. With factors like childcare, commuting, accessibility and more, sometimes there are more benefits of working from home than working in the office.
With the outbreak of coronavirus for example, offices like Google and Sony have decided to give their employees the opportunity of working from home to avoid spreading the virus.
We’ve put together some suggestions to consider making a shipping container your new workspace.
Working in a traditional office environment constrains you to a 9-5 schedule with limited flexibility for working beyond these hours. As a freelancer, you may have times where you want to release, branch off and develop ideas for a big project or new business venture. Working in an accessible space, available every moment of the day you want it to be makes creating easier.
Having everything you need in one place saves you time, energy and money. A shipping container office makes this easier for you. sometimes you can have work sheets of projects in the office when there’s something you would like to work on from the comfort of your home, but can’t because it’s in the office, a shipping container office keeps everything in one space. If you’re a seamstress for example, the sewing machine, sketches and materials being under one roof makes creating more convenient.
More comfort, more productivity. Research shows that comfort while working generates a flow of creativity, essentially opening a space for productivity. In a typical office environment, staring at 4 walls sat at your everyday desk with a monitor in front of you can get boring and feel monotonous. Working in a comfortable environment helps your ideas flow and develop, saving you wasted time and keeping your focus.
What better way to say; ‘I’m a freelancer and I love it!’ than your own space? Working in a typical office environment can be distracting. Phone’s buzzing, conversations between colleagues, the endless snacks when it’s someone’s birthday and you’re trying to eat healthier (we’ve all been there) – having your own space helps you to stay focused and disciplined. Set yourself targets to hit and work in the comfort of your own space, in silence or with music, in a smart casual outfit or joggers and a t-shirt. Maximise your concentration and productivity with a cost-effective approach. Either way, you have the freedom to do and use your space as you like. Not to mention, the opportunity to position your container space anywhere, with the right permits, could open up the opportunity for your own personal work retreat in the country. The possiblities are limitless.
This leads to the next point, creative release. A shipping container office is not only sustainable and fashionable, but easily customisable and gives you freedom to spruce up your workspace as you like. Adding creative touches like pops of colour, a sentimental or comedic item, or something of inspiration that resonates with you makes your space feel more personal and exciting to work in.
Lighting plays a big part on your mood. Have you ever noticed how some retail stores have amazing lighting that prompts you to buy their clothes, then when you get home you realise it looks nothing like it did on the rack than it does on you? You’re not the problem, effective lighting is! Having the right lighting in any space will instantly take a lousy environment to an exciting, inspiring one. Make use of lighting and play around with it until you find what’s right for you.
If you’re considering becoming a freelancer or you’re looking to upgrade your space as an existing one, let this article be one to inspire you! Have you considered getting your own space but also want to save money? What have we missed out that you think are important? Get in contact and let us know!