Work-From-Home Office Setup: What’s On My New Desk

As a software professional, it wasn’t uncommon for me to take a “work-from-home” day every so often — one company I worked for would even have “drills” where we would be sent a text message early in the morning instructing us not to come to the office that day, as a test to see if productivity would drop when employees worked from home unexpectedly. When COVID-19 came along, though, everything changed, and it seemed like the whole country was suddenly working from home, including me! Originally, our company work-from-home order was supposed to be a temporary measure, but after eight months, it turned into a permanent closure of my office (and several of the company’s other corporate offices) — so I found myself needing to create a permanent work-from-home office setup.

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