Create a Private Work Area – Privacy is an absolute must to work effectively from home. Avoid setting up an office on centralized locations like a kitchen table or living room couch. An extra bedroom is ideal. Using a garage can be an excellent short-term solution if the parking space isn’t a necessity. You should have a door, good lighting, a stable workspace such as a table or desk, and proper electrical outlets, internet, and phone connections. A dedicated workspace is not associated with your leisure time and helps put you in the work mindset.