Hard work needs the right tools to yield results; otherwise, hard work becomes hardly working. Working from home may sound comfortable, but if you’re not fully equipped, you may not be as productive as a full-time office worker is.
Whether you’re a freelancer, an online entrepreneur, or part of an officeless company operating digitally, you need the right tools to work effectively and efficiently.
Some of the commonly suggested gadgets are computers, monitors, phones, phone charging stations, etc., but you may already have them.
So for this list, here are some of the uncommon devices that are extremely useful for work-from-home professionals.
Phone Signal Boosters
Smartphones and mobiles are vital to modern life. If you need constant phone connectivity for your work, you may want to get phone signal boosters. These devices ensure that you will always have good phone service even if you’re living in an area with limited cell tower coverage.
A Wilson cell phone booster grabs any existing cellular signal, doubles its strength, then retransmits the amplified signal around the device’s effective range. Depending on the outside signal’s strength and the booster model, they can cover one thousand to five thousand square feet, which is more than enough for a modest house.
Some boosters can also be installed on vehicles, boats, and RVs. Those are perfect if your home is mobile.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) can be a lifesaver if you’re using a desktop computer. Blackouts and power outages can wreck your day, especially when several hours’ worth of work disintegrates without a backup or a saved file.
When you lose electricity, having a UPS can give you time to finish or save your work. The typical UPS provides at least ten minutes of power, and several of the best brands can hold multiple devices at once. Some of them are portable too.
Making your home smart may be a bit pricey, but smart homes can make your work easier, because (1) you don’t need to leave your workstation to operate your appliances and (2) you don’t have to spend too much time for chores, allowing you to work without distractions.
A Wi-Fi-equipped smart plug is a cost-efficient start to a smarter home. Smart plugs are compatible with any appliance, old or new, so you can still use your regular ones rather than buying expensive smart appliances.
You can attach a smart plug between an appliance and a power outlet, and from your phone or computer, you can switch the appliance on or off, monitor its power consumption, or schedule its use.
Ready to Work?
These three devices can turn your home into a perfectly functioning office. There are others too, but these three will ensure that you can work efficiently and effectively. Happy working!