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Spruce up your office to boost productivity and make doing accounts easier!

Rhino Trade Insurance 07 January 2023

The new year is here, which means accounts, tax returns and more for self-employed tradespeople. 

Having a dedicated space to work on all your admin and paperwork is a must in the trade game. We don't recommend you do them in your van or at a customer's house whilst you're on the job!

Whether you are the type to leave your accounts until the last minute or spend a few hours each week working on invoices and expenses, the team at Rhino have come up with a few hints and tips to boost your productivity with these office ideas.

Paint your office or unit a productive colour

Blue is one of the best colours for productivity for any home office, room corner or trade unit.

The reason: It can calm your mind and promote your thought process. It can help you concentrate on the task at hand and create a sense of equilibrium. This is just the state of mind you need after a tough day on the tools and sitting down to focus on numbers, invoices and the like. 

Whether deep indigo, dark navy or blue sky, your choice will help create a professional-looking office whilst also impacting your ability to stay focused on the task.

Don't have an entire room? Get Creative.

Use a room divider

Don't worry; we get it. Not every self-employed tradesman or woman has a unit to themselves or the space at home to set up an office. But don't let that stop you. We aim to make the process of managing your admin easier. 

Consider dividing one of your rooms with a room divider. This is a simple yet effective way to create a professional space to work on your accounts. There are plenty of options these days that can be full floor to ceiling, incorporating windows and shelves. 

If you ever need a bit of space and time for quiet, a room divider will do all that ad more, helping you to focus on running your business. 

Paint an area to block out space for your office

If you don't like the idea of a room divider, you could forge a space where you can get your head down and avoid any distractions. 

Consider a paint zone in one of your rooms. This works particularly well in a flat or open-plan living space. Try painting a frame or area for your workspace to give the effect of a room within a room. This is a fantastic way to stamp out some space for you to work on anything trade-related, whether dealing with customers, replying to emails or managing expenses. 

Last-minute additions?

Don't be afraid to spice up your work area. Adding plants to your desk has been shown to increase your level of creativity whilst also promoting a relaxed and clear mindset. 

Add this with some interesting wall art or posters, and you are well on your way to building a lovely little space to work on any admin for your trade business. 

Why Choose Rhino Trade Insurance?

Whether you need help with ways to boost admin productivity or if you have any questions about your trade insurance, Rhino Trade Insurance is always here to help. 

Whatever questions you have, get in touch with one of our insurance experts today on 0116 243 7904. Or, go to our simple-to-use online quote engine and get a price for your next trade insurance policy. 

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