You don’t need a separate home office

If you’re thinking about working from home, you don’t need a separate home office, according to Debra Ng. Just find somewhere to keep your files and your laptop — your kitchen table can do the rest.

Setting up a home office really means finding somewhere to keep your work. You may find it easier to concentrate and switch to "work mode" if you have dedicated space. But just having a place for your things can help. A home office armoire may be a quick solution if you like having somewhere to keep everything without using up much space.

Still, legions of independent consultants work from coffee shops and libraries. Just stick your laptop in a briefcase and you’re ready to go.

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