Chicago Mutual Aid Efforts Provide Support for Food Insecure Communities

While COVID-19 vaccines are well within reach, this pandemic has taken a toll on our communities, especially here in Chicago. But the community response has also grown to meet the existing and additional needs that emerged from the pandemic. If you are able, here at 606 Movers, we recommend supporting the Love Fridge. Accessible 24/7, this initiative seeks to feed vulnerable communities through mutual aid and food donations. Above all, it bolsters the idea that access to food is not a privilege but a right. Easily recognizable by their bright colored refrigerators, typically decorated by local artists, the Love Fridge creates a stigma-free alternative for those facing food insecurity. This last year has been extremely tough for everyone but no one should have to go hungry. Similar initiates are taking root throughout the country so we definitely recommend finding other programs wherever you live.

For those interested and able, here are food donation options that are always welcome and needed as well as protocols during COVID-19, as stated on the Love Fridge website;

Best Products to Donate

Sealed packaged foods
Fresh fruit
Fresh vegetables
Table sauces
Unopened pasteurized milk and yogurt
Unopened fruit juices
Fresh eggs (with a use-by date)
Cured meats (in a sealed container with a use-by date)

Products Not Recommended

Raw meat
Raw fish
Raw milk cheeses
Unlabelled multi-ingredient items
Half-eaten leftovers


Please wear a mask and ensure that your hands are clean if you intend on accessing the fridge.

Avoid unnecessary contact with food items to prevent contamination.

If you notice food has gone bad or packaging has been compromised, please throw it away.

Check use-by dates on food products. Discard out-of-date food and do not consume prepared food after seven days.

Please put new donations towards the back of the shelves so that food gets eaten in the order it is donated.

Please do not donate anything that you would not personally consume.

If you noticed or cause a spill, please clean up after yourself whenever possible.

If you notice that the fridge needs cleaning, maintenance, or is above 41°F, please get in touch via email at


Please review our list of accepted and not accepted foods.

Any food in packages or containers must be in good condition and protect the integrity of the contents so that the food is not exposed to adulteration or potential contaminants.

Prepare food with mask & gloves and follow standardized food safety guidelines.

Prepared food should be labeled with all ingredients and dated from the day of preparation. Prepared food will be discarded after seven days.

Locations Throughout the City

Honey Love
3361 N Elston Ave
Located behind Honey Butter Fried Chicken

Back of the Yards
Star Farm
5155 S Wolcott Ave

Port Ministries
5017 S Hermitage Ave

Belmont Cragin
Bidi Bidi Nom Nom at Hangry’s
5000 W Fullerton Ave

The Fridge on Marz
3630 S Iron St

Brighton Park
Oasis de Yum at La Roca
2959 W Pershing Rd

Sacred Keepers
Thursday & Friday 12 — 4
4445 S King Dr

East Side
The Kindness Korner
11201 S Ave G

Getting Grown Collective
6344 S Morgan St

Grand Boulevard
Behind Last Lap Corner Store at Boxville
332 E 51st St

Humboldt Park
Dirt Farms
3419 North Ave
Alley behind Humboldt’s Used Books

Little Village
3724 W 26th St

The Love Shack
2751 W 21st St

Logan Square
The Dill’s Chiller
At the Dill Pickle Food Co-op
8am–9pm or during store hours (subject to change for holidays or as necessary)
2746 N Milwaukee Ave

Toda Amor
Carniceria La Mejor
2915 N Milwaukee Ave

North Lawndale
Stone Temple Fridge
3622 W Douglas Blvd

Palmer Square
Blnk [Food] Bank
3206 W Armitage Ave

Comida Para el Pueblo
1855 S Blue Island Ave

South Shore
2465 E 74th St

Ukrainian Village
True Love Fridge at Takorea Cocina
Tuesday–Sunday 11am — 9pm
1022 N Western Ave

West Lawn
El Refri de la Vida
Monday — Friday 7AM — 2PM
and 5PM — 8PM
Saturday 8AM — 12PM
Sunday 9AM — 12PM
4215 W 59th St

Good Neighbor Love Fridge
6601 S Pulaski Rd

Today we want to take some time and honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Here at 606 Movers, we acknowledge that we currently inhabit Indigenous land, land that was and continues to be the home of Indigenous peoples. Commonly known as Chicago, this area is the ancestral land of nations such as the Council of the Three Fires, comprised of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, as well as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, Fox, Kickapoo, and Illinois Nations.

While there is a long way to go, language plays an important part on how we move forward. Representation matters. It’s crucial that we acknowledge Indigenous communities here in the U.S. and across the world, especially those that have suffered disproportionally due to COVID-19 and those fighting on behalf of our environment.

By no means exhaustive, we’ve created a short guide to these issues so that we may all learn, grow, and continue to push for a better world, not just tomorrow but everyday.

First things first, land acknowledgement. Start by finding out whose ancestral land you’re living on. Then explore, listen, learn, and advocate for those communities when and wherever you can. 

 Information Resources 

National Congress of American Indians

 National Museum of the American Indian – Native Knowledge 360

American Library Association – Indigenous Tribes of Chicago 

The Newberry Library – American Indian and Indigenous Studies



An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United State by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance by Nick Estes

Shapes of Native Nonfiction, edited by Elissa Washuta & Theresa Warburton

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

As We Have Always Done: Indigenous Freedom Through Radical Resistance

by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson


There There by Tommy Orange

Sabrina & Corina: Storie by Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Moon of the Crusted Snow: A Novel by Waubgeshig Rice

Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich

Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes

Local Resources / Organizations

Chi-Nations Youth Council

American Indian Center of Chicago 

If it feels like summer ended too quickly, you’re probably right. COVID-19 has upended a lot of our plans but if you want to explore Chicago, you still have a chance. Fall is here and while it might be different than we’re used to, there are still plenty of things to do. Here at 606 Movers, we’ve put together a guide for fun and socially-distant fall activities and events. But be sure to always wear a mask, it’s how we protect ourselves, our communities, and Chicago. 

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

If you love Fall as much as we do, then pumpkin patches are the highlight of the season. Start prepping for Halloween and Thanksgiving early. Some of these farms also have apple orchards, corn mazes, and tractor rides. It’s a great way to get out of the city and take in the beautiful changing leaves. Whichever pumpkin patch you go to, be sure to check their website and review their safety guidelines and protocols. 

Local favorites include: 

  1.  Goebbert’s Pumpkin Farm & Garden Center
  1.  Didier Farms
  1.  Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm 

Explore a Hiking Trail 

If you’re eager to get out of the city but a pumpkin patch is not quite socially-distant enough, there are a wide range of hiking trails near Chicago to explore. While many may be familiar with Starved Rock, there are lesser known trails that should keep you occupied during these autumnal months. Also make sure to check their websites and review their safety guidelines and protocols. Here are just a few for you to check out:

  1. Starved Rock State Park 
  1. Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve 
  1. Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
  1. Morton Arboretum

Catch this years Music Box Horror Movie Fest

While past iterations of this Horror movie fest have taken place inside the Music Box’s theater on Southport, our new reality has forced them to make changes to the venue, a creative change at that. This year, they’ve partnered with Pilsen’s Chi-Town Movies Drive-In for nightly screenings throughout the month of October. They’ll feature both obscure and mainstream films so be sure to check out their full line up on their website. And for all our Latinos out there, we’re happy to say that La LLorona does make an appearance!

*The Music Box of Horrors at the Drive-In

Have a Picnic at Your Local Park

If you’re eager to get out of your home but still want to stay safe, consider a picnic. Support your favorite restaurant and dine out at our local park. Take advantage of the pleasant October weather while we have it!

The Flowers of Monet Exhibit at Garfield Park

Head over to the Garfield Park Conservatory for the The Flowers of Monet exhibit. This exhibit is a special presentation in partnership with the Art Institute of Chicago and features flowers inspired by Claude Monet and his work. It will run until October 31st so head out and be inspired. 

*The Flowers of Monet Exhibit 

Catch a Show at the Hideout, Virtually 

If you were an avid concert-goer before COVID-19, there are still ways you can support this community even now. The Hideout, a beloved music and entertainment venue, has shifted to streaming. While no one knows when venues will open up again, consider supporting the Hideout, local artists, and the Chicago live music scene from home. Tune in and let’s dream about the great shows still to come!

*The Hideout

If you’re dreading packing up your living room, we get it. It can be overwhelming. Living rooms usually hold a lot different objects varying in size and shape. Like other high traffic areas such as the kitchen and bathroom, you’ll likely be using your living right up until the very last minute. Start packing early and begin with the small items you don’t use on a daily basis. Then work your way up to larger pieces. We’ve provided a guide to how to pack your living room and tackling everyday items like books, lamps, and electronics.

Start with the books

If you’re downsizing, this is a good time to sort and donate books you don’t want to keep. Second-hand stores, school libraries, and used book retailers are all great places to leave the books you no longer want.

Try and find boxes that are sturdy and if you can, it’s better if they’re new. Or if you’re going to utilize used boxes, just make sure they aren’t damp as the moisture can damage your books. Be sure to use strong packing tape and secure all sides to avoid the boxes from falling apart. 

While it’s tempting to pack all of your books into a single box, try spreading them out to redistribute the weight. You might think that having the least amount of boxes will speed up the process, oftentimes it doesn’t. If they’re too heavy, they might require two people to carry them or they might need to be repacked into several lighter boxes, which will definitely take more time.

 If you have movers, they will likely assess the contents of your home and pack the truck accordingly. But if you’re doing this yourself, be sure to pack any book boxes on the floor of the truck. The books can be heavy and in order to avoid them from toppling over, it’s best to pack them at the bottom so they don’t cause damage to the furniture.  

Wrap Your Pictures Carefully

Moving framed art works and pictures can be a bit daunting. If you aren’t comfortable, feel free to leave this to the professionals. But if you want to handle this portion of the move, here are some tips.

First, find the most appropriate box. If the pictures are small, you can probably pack a few of them together. What if your pictures are large? It’s best to pack them separately. Specialty boxes do exist but they may be more expensive or harder to find. Regular medium and large sized boxes should work.

If the picture has a glass cover, tape an ‘x’ on the front. This will help keep the majority of the glass together if it does shatter or break. 

Then wrap the whole piece in cheap packing or butcher paper to protect the frame from any scratches or nicks. After that, wrap the frame in bubble wrap for extra protection and padding. 

Place the picture in the box and use more packing paper to secure the frame in place. This will keep it from moving on the journey. Tape the box thoroughly, mark as fragile, and describe its contents so that you and the movers know what it is. 

Protect Your Lamps, Vases, & Delicate Objects

While lamps may seem easy to pack, they’re actually quite delicate and fragile. Make sure they are broken down and the lightbulb is removed. Then pack each individual piece separately.

Find a box that will give you enough room to wrap each lamp with bubble wrap or towel and fill in any gaps with packing paper so it doesn’t move around in the box. Be sure to label the box as fragile and the room it belongs to for easy unpacking. 

Take that same care and apply it to your vases, decorative objects, and oddly shaped pieces. Be sure to use plenty of bubble wrap or paper to secure them into the box and fill in any empty spaces.

Organize the Electronics

While this might be your least favorite part, you’ll thank yourself when you get to the unpacking. We recommend wrapping up your cord neatly and labeling what device they belong to. If it helps, take pictures of how the cords are connected to their device. It will be a helpful guide and speed up the reassembly later on. 

Electronics are sensitive to extreme weather. If you’re moving in the sweltering heat of summer or in the cold of winter, we recommend taking them with you instead of leaving them for the movers to move. They’ll likely be sitting in the truck while everything else is being loaded as well. 

After you’ve packed your electronics and cords, label the boxes as “pack last” so your movers know to literally leave them as the last items packed into the truck. This ensures they don’t spend that much time in the truck and aren’t crushed by other boxes and items. 

Always Protect the Furniture

If you’re unsure how to pack your living room furniture, here’s how. But if you’ve hired movers, most ( 606 Movers included!) will have complimentary moving blankets for any of the wood, glass, and metal furniture. They’ll secure them to your furniture to avoid any damage. 

If you’re moving sofas and accent chairs, we recommend always opting for a plastic cover. Most movers will have shrink wrap or plastic wrap for purchase to keep them clean and safe. If you’re renting and expect to move again in the near future, we recommend investing in reusable covers. It’s both the green and cheaper option. 

We hope these tips help you pack your living room and happy moving!

Bathrooms are small but deceptive. While they lack the square footage, they are the perfect place to collect items well after their expiration dates and tuck them away in cabinets and on shelves. If you’re moving, then this is the perfect time to sort out your bathroom and toss out what you don’t need or want. Here are some tips to help you pack and move a bathroom like an expert.

Check your Medicine

Begin by looking through your medicine cabinet. Like most people, you’ll probably have medicine or pill bottles that you’ve forgotten about. Go through each item and if they’re past their expiration date, missing a label, or have changed color and consistency then you know you can toss them right away. It’s generally recommended that you don’t toss them down the drain or down the toilet as they might cause environmental damage. Talk to your pharmacist and they should be able to let you know how to dispose of them properly.

After you’ve cleared the excess and determined which ones you intend to keep, this is the perfect time to set up your essentials box. The essentials box should contain everything you need for the first few days after moving into your new home. The last thing you want to do is have to search every box for medications or a first-aid-kit you need right away.


Take the same energy you brought to your medicine cabinet to your toiletries. Toss what you don’t use, especially if it’s old or empty. Keep only what you need, use regularly, and love. Make sure the lids of anything you are taking are closed and secured properly. Then be sure to pack them in sealable plastic bags to prevent any leaks during the move.

Donate Unused Items

Do you have items that are unused but don’t need or want? Donating them to charities is a great option. Duplicate appliances, unopened shampoos, conditioners, and lotions are all necessary items. Be sure to do some research as to what your local charities do and don’t accept. It’s worth the time and effort to reduce needless waste.

Packing Essentials

Linens and towels make really good packing materials. They’ll cushion glass bottles, handheld bathroom appliances like hairdryers, and any glass or porcelain accessories. For smaller items, packing paper and bubble wrap might work better.

For packing bathrooms, small and medium boxes should do the trick. Just make sure to label them as fragile and indicate the designated room so your movers know where they go.

We hope these tips help you pack and move your bathroom with ease!

Bedrooms are sanctuaries, now more than ever in the age of COVID-19. But if you’re like me, they are filled to the brim with clothes and things that I can’t ever seem to throw away. If you’re moving or downsizing, then this is a perfect time to rethink your bedroom. Clear out your closets, donate or sell what you don’t use, and start fresh. Here are some tips to help you sort, pack, and move a bedroom (or multiple). 

Take Your Time and Sort It

Before you start the packing process, sort your bedroom. Don’t be afraid of the mess. Get everything out of bins, closets, and drawers. Lay it all out so you can evaluate it clearly. It will be messy before it can get organized. Take your time so you don’t move things that you don’t really need or items you’ve never really used. This will save you time when it comes to the packing and unpacking. This is also a great tip for saving money. The less items you have to move, the less packing materials you’ll need and the overall move will go a lot faster. 

If You Have Kids, Let Them Help

Moving with kids will always be challenging. If they’re a little older, they’ll be hesitant to leave their schools and friends behind. Get them involved in the moving process. It will help them feel included and involved. Have them pack their bedrooms and take initiative. It will give them a project to do and give them a sense of control so they can transition as easily as possible. 

Cover the Mattresses

Always cover your mattresses! Whether you’re renting a truck or being moved by a moving  company, they may or may not have cleaned the truck. Don’t take your chances, especially with upholstered items. Most reputable movers (606 Movers included!)  will have some sort of plastic wrap to cover them. If you move regularly, it may be a good idea to invest in a reusable mattress cover or bag. It’s not only the green option but you can use it again and again. 

Protect Your Lamps

While lamps may seem easy to pack, they’re actually quite delicate and fragile. Make sure they are broken down and the lightbulb is removed. Then pack each individual piece separately. Find a box that will give you enough room to wrap each lamp with bubble wrap or towel and fill in any gaps with packing paper so it doesn’t move around in the box. Be sure to mark the box as fragile and the room it belongs to for easy unpacking. 

Wrap Your Pictures Carefully

Moving framed art works and pictures can be a bit daunting. If you aren’t comfortable, feel free to leave this to the professionals. But if you want to handle this portion of the move, here are some tips.

First, find the most appropriate box. If the pictures are small, you can probably pack a few of them together. If they’re larger, it’s best to pack them separately. Specialty boxes do exist but they may be more expensive or harder to find. Regular medium and large sized boxes should work.

If the picture has a glass cover, tape an ‘x’ on the front. This will help keep the majority of the glass together if it does shatter or break. 

Then wrap the whole piece in cheap packing or butcher paper to protect the frame from any scratches or nicks. Then wrap the frame in bubble wrap for extra protection and padding. 

Place the picture in the box and use more packing paper to secure the frame in place. This will make sure it doesn’t move on the journey. Tape the box thoroughly, mark as fragile, and describe its contents so that you and the movers know what it is. 

Not Sure What to do with Your Furniture?

Congrats, you’ve finished packing your bedroom! If you’re using movers, then the hard part is over. Feel free to leave all the furniture as is. If needed, most movers will disassemble and wrap the furniture in moving blankets. 

If you’re moving on your own, anything movers do would apply here. Make sure you measure any doorways and hallways. This is ideal when trying to figure out if beds and dressers will fit or if they need to be broken down. Get the right tools to disassemble any legs or furniture pieces. But always make sure the parts don’t get lost. Plastic zip-loc bags are great for organizing screws and small pieces. Wrap all the large items in moving blankets and secure them with tape. While each move is different, one way to load a truck is to pack the larger items first and then the smaller items and boxes last. 

Moving is not easy. It can be stressful and daunting, especially when organizing spaces like our bedrooms. We hope these tips come in handy when you have to sort and pack for your upcoming move. You can and will get through this!

Summer is the moving season, and we’re right in the middle of it. While it’s certainly not the summer any of us planned, it’s the one we have. We hope you’re staying safe and making the most of it. While many things have changed or come to a halt, moves are still happening. If you are moving this time around, you are certainly not alone. Here are some tips to help you get through it. 

Everyone Will be Moving, Plan Accordingly

Summer is peak moving season. While COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, people still have to move. So we recommend you start early and plan ahead. If you’re renting, start talking to your building as soon as possible. Figure out elevator times and move requirements. The more details you have, the better prepared you’ll be when you reach out to moving companies for estimates. Keep in mind, the ends and beginnings of the month will start to book up 3 to 4 weeks in advance. Reach out to companies early and start gathering quotes so you can choose the right company for you.  

Start Your Move Early

Morning spots are often limited but ideal. If you have the option, always move early in the day. You’ll not only beat most of the heat but you also don’t have to worry about any moves scheduled before you. If you’re lucky enough to get that spot, you’ll likely experience less traffic over all as well. 

Turn On the AC

Once you have your movers started at your move out location, head over to your new home and turn on the AC. You definitely don’t want to get there when it’s unbearably hot and your crew will appreciate it. It will help them move efficiently and get less fatigued if the new location is cool and comfortable to work in. 

Avoid the Holiday Weekends

While you may think a 3 day weekend would be the ideal time to move, it’s best to avoid it. Some movers might close those days. And those who are open will likely be booked up before you know it. It’s often more expensive to move on those days as well. Keep in mind traffic will also increase as many leave and enter the city to enjoy the holiday weekends. While this summer is coming to a close, remember Labor Day is still coming up. 

Keep the Electronics Cool

While it’s easy to get distracted on move day, don’t forget about your electronics. If possible, move any TVs and laptops yourself. If that’s not an option, make sure they are packed safely. Have them loaded into the truck last and unloaded at the delivery location first, if at all possible. This way they won’t overheat or get damaged sitting in a hot truck all day. 

While this summer is unlike any we’ve ever experienced, people still have to move. Be prepared and start planning early so moving is the least of your worries this year. 

Move day can and will likely be hectic. It’s easy to forget things, especially if you’re trying to coordinate with movers and secure your next home. While you might be tempted to skip the small stuff, we’re here to help you reconsider. There are helpful techniques that will ensure you have peace of mind on the big day. Avoid these mistakes and get through move day (hopefully!) without any problems.

Don’t Leave Appliances for the Last Minute

If you’re taking your appliances with you, be sure to prep them ahead of time. For insurance purposes, most movers are not allowed to disconnect or reconnect appliances to gas lines. Be sure to secure an electrician for both the move out and move in locations. As for refrigerator or freezers, defrost and dry them out. Any moisture in the van can ruin furniture and create mold. Start a week before and begin defrosting them.

Don’t Forget Your Valuables

While the majority of movers are trustworthy (606 Movers very much included in this category!), we suggest packing and moving any valuables yourself. This can include jewelry with sentimental or monetary value and important paperwork like passports. The last thing you want to stress about is your valuables on move day, wondering what box they’re in or if they were tossed out. Do yourself a favor and take these items with you. You do not need any more stress on move day. 

Don’t Skip the Final Walk Through

You are finally moved out! While this is an exciting achievement, don’t forget the final walk through. Check every room and closet one more time. If you live in an apartment, make sure you get one last look at the elevators and loading docks. At 606 Movers, we never want to forget or risk losing anything, but we’re only human. Another set of eyes and a final walk through ensures small items aren’t left behind. 

Don’t Forget to Set Up Your Utilities

If you are finally moving into your own home, don’t forget to set up your utilities. Alert your utility company and update it with your new location. The last thing you want is to move in and realize there’s no power. It’s an easy thing to miss with all the excitement, but keep this in mind!

While this is not an extensive list, these are some of the most common mistakes we’ve seen on move day. Take your time and start early to avoid forgetting any of these small but important tasks.

Chicago is opening up but we are not out of the clear just yet. If you’re eager to get out of your home but weary about public spaces, a park might be the best option for you. It is important to note that the risk of transmission of COVID-19 is lower outdoors. Just keep in mind that playgrounds are not yet available for use. We’ve included a list of our favorite park destinations to keep in mind if you want to explore the city while also being safe. But please, do wear a mask! 

  • The 606 Trail – 1805 N Ridgeway Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

The 606 is a local favorite and our namesake! It’s a fun elevated trail that gives you a great glimpse of neighborhoods like Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park, and Bucktown. 

  • Garfield Park – 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624

While the conservatory is closed, the outer park is open and available for exploring. 

  • Humboldt Park – 1400 N Humboldt Dr, Chicago, IL 60622

This historic park is a must for Chicago residents. It features a boathouse and beautifully designed lagoon and river. 

  • Jackson Park – 6401 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60637

Jackson Park is another magnificent historic green space. It was the site of World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and it was designed by famous landscape architects like Frederick Law Olmsted. It’s sprawling and features a Japanese Garden and lagoons. 

  • The Lakefront Trail

The lakefront trail also opened up earlier this week but keep in mind, it will be a popular destination. If you want fewer people, we recommend visiting the other parks listed first. 

Stay safe and enjoy the sun! 

While Chicago is gradually opening up, Covid-19 is still out there. If you are fortunate enough to work from home and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, it’s important to create a space that is inviting but helps you be productive. We have compiled some tips to help you curate a functional space now that our new normal is likely here to stay for a while. 

Choosing the Space

If you haven’t worked from home before, then this is probably new territory for you. It might be easy to choose a space if you live alone. Consider setting up near a window or clearing out a closet to easily transform into a work area.

If you live with significant others, family, or roommates, it might be tricky but not impossible. Identify a space that isn’t regularly used, like a guest room or dinning area. If you want some privacy, consider using screens to section off the desired area. Whatever you choose, clear communication with whoever you live with is key to ensuring that you have the time and privacy to work.

Create a Work Surface

If you have a desk on hand, great! That’s half the battle. If you don’t, there are plenty of ways to create a work surface in your home. While there are plenty of options online, maybe you’re not in the financial position to spend on a new desk. You can use what you already have, from a console table to a kitchen table.

If these options are already spoken for, consider using two filing cabinets with a board on top. These are great temporary alternatives but if you’re going to be working from home for a while, it might be time to invest in a desk. 

Get the Chair

Do invest in a chair with the right height and proper back support. You may have gotten used to office chairs so it’s important to recreate a comfortable space at home too. Do your research and find a chair that is functional and comfortable. 

Make it Bright

While not often talked about, lighting has an enormous effect on us. Natural light can be a great mood booster. Brighten up your new office by letting the light in. Keep your curtains open or use soft incandescent bulbs when the sun isn’t shining. Instead of intense fluorescent lights, consider floor lamps to create a warmer atmosphere. As opposed to working in an office space where the lighting is dictated by others, take this opportunity to create an environment that is conducive to your wellbeing and productivity.

Keep Work Separate 

This probably goes without saying but it’s a crucial step to working efficiently from home. Unlike working in an office, you might be tempted to work in various places depending on comfort levels. But we recommend you work in one area and one area alone. It’ll help maintain the separation between rest and work so you don’t get distracted or overwhelmed. If you’re planning on working from home for a while, it’s crucial for your mental health to create boundaries even when you’re in the same physical space. 

We hope this helps you create the space you need and want. But always be sure to rest, relax, and rejuvenate when you need to.

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