Here’s Why You Should Continue Working From Home!
A space unique to freelancers is now open to the rest of the world. Yes, we are speaking about the comfort of working from home. The COVID-19 pandemic outbreak is pushing companies to let their employees work from home. Until the start of 2020, it felt impossible for more employees to have a remote working space.
However, the past five months have the whole world staying at home and working from the comfort of their couch. And, surprisingly, the world has not hit a standstill. Doesn’t that go to prove that we do not need to step out for work and most of us can do our jobs from home?
While most of them are complaining of boredom from staying indoors, did you know that you could save a lot of money by working from home? If you are contemplating a long-term engagement of working from your home, here are a few reasons why you should do so.
When you’re working from home, you cook most of your meals. That not just means eating healthy but saving a lot of money. All those coffee bills, meetings at restaurants, and hanging out with colleagues after work for a drink is not a thing anymore. This could mean saving hundreds of dollars every month. Home-cooked food is a lot healthier than the store-bought stuff, so you’re also building your health and saving on medical bills.
On average, a person spends around one hour commuting to and back from work. That is around 22 hours a month which is almost one full day. And if you are one of those people who lives far off from work, you’re probably spending a little over a day every month on commute. However, it’s not just the time that you save.
All the money you spend on gas, subway, and maintenance of your vehicle to get to work goes into your bank account now that you’re working from home. While the money might not seem much, try to see how much you spend a day commuting to work and how much you have saved ever since the world has been on lockdown.
Work clothes are never in the affordable range. And the reason is simple, you dress to impress, and that comes at a hefty price. However, while working from home, all you have to do is put on your PJs, plug in your machine, and start working. All the money and time spent on shopping, putting on makeup, and getting dressed up for work is time and money saved! Several research findings suggest that an average employee spends a major chunk of money on their dry cleaner’s bill. If you work from home, you get to stay in comfortable clothes and don’t have to shell out a fortune trying to look picture perfect!
While this might not seem like a money saver, think about it this way. You will no longer need to hire a nanny or pay for a child care service to take care of your little one. As you are at home at all times, you can tend to their needs and take care of them. While helping you save hundreds of dollars, it also enables you to foster a healthy bond with your child.
You can invest more time and effort into your relationship as you will be saving on all the commute time. You can sure do without the work stress and rush-hour panic. Isn’t it essential to spend quality time with your loved ones? So, isn’t that a significant saving you make while working from home?
Ample Personal Time
For a meeting at 10 am, you will no longer have to be up by 7 am, finish your breakfast, and rush to work. In most cases, you need to be up earlier than that. Working from home gives you the freedom to do the chores at your leisure and prepare breakfast while still attending the meeting. This means you will be well-rested and have a lot of time on your hands to do things you love. In short, you will be able to have a life outside work!
Well, these are just a few advantages of working from home at the top of our minds. There are undoubtedly many more. Not to forget the good you do to the planet by reducing your carbon footprint, saving water, electricity, and much more. See if it’s feasible to have a remote working space, even after the pandemic!
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