New to a home office? Instagrammers post their work-from-home setups

Cool work-from-home Mac setups show how to survive COVID-19 lockdown in style


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Many professionals around the world are getting their first taste of working from home as the world tries to slam the door on the spread of COVID-19. Some, like me, will make the adjustment within the first five minutes. Self-isolation is something you can get used to.

Others, though, will feel a little lost.

Inspiration is a click away, thanks to thousands of Apple users posting pictures of their work-from-home setups on Instagram.

Work-from-home setups: No two are alike

Without a lot of words, you will see some themes emerge.

A desk or table with a nice view might help a newbie settle in.

If a nice view is not possible, try putting out a few meaningful photos or tchotchkes around the work station. However, avoid clutter.

If possible, keep your setup separated from your most relaxing living spaces. If you don’t believe in bringing work home, set that hard boundary with yourself as you create a home office.

You will miss your co-workers but dogs and cats seem to make that less of a problem. You can reward their behavior with Employee of the Month honors.


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Working from home is a new reality for so many of my friends, family and all of you! After working in a corporate job for 13+ years making the transition to that desk right there was much easier than I expected it to be. I thought I’d share with you what I did to make a seamless transition in hopes that it could help you out too! . 1. Have a set space dedicated to work. It’s easy to get distracted when working at a kitchen table or on the couch via your laptop. Creating a space that was just to work kept the lines of work and relaxation defined which helped me be more productive. . 2. Keeping a schedule. Working set work hours was always important to me to create a work life balance. From day one I kept to the hours I used to keep when working in an office. That included a morning work out, starting at a set time, making time for lunch, small breaks between the day to move, and shutting down my computer at the end of the day at a decent hour (when the project allowed). . 3. Batch tasking my work helped me set guidelines for the work I was doing. I would start the morning with an hour on emails, followed by 2 hours of client work, followed by lunch. Then a set schedule for the afternoon as well. It’s reported batch tasking helps with productivity and focus and I would have to agree. . I’m here for you as a fellow business owner during this crazy time! Reach out if you need to talk. @jainekershner #workfromhome #homeoffice #myworkspace

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Venue Inspo | #theoffsiteco #wfh

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Who wants to work in an office anyway? #workfromhome #homeoffice #etätyö #stayathome #mökillä

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It’s WFH, everyday for me Coronavirus or not, I get to workout AND grow a business from my home EVERYDAY. What’s better than that?? . If you have a passion for health and fitness, helping others and being your own boss… you can be a health coach! We are a group of elementary school teachers, yoga teachers, restaurant servers, music therapists and more, who all have a passion for what we do. . If this sounds like YOU, let’s chat! Send me a DM or fill out the link in my bio! . . . . #healthcoach #onlinehealthandwellness #yogateacherlife #healthymindset #virtualfitness #onlinefitness #workfromhome #yogilife #militarylife #milspouse #journeyjunkie #masteryourmind #purposedrivenlife #sweatlife #fitnessblog #wellnesscoach

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I’m ready. #socialdistancing #workfromhome #standingdesk #homebar

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Day two, gained a furry student How’s your day going?

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Technically works from home. #day1 #homeoffice #officenumbertwo #workfromhome #apple #multitasking #stayhome

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Radim od kuće! #posao #radodkuce #work #home #workfromhome #isolation #life #journalism #homejournalist #zagreb #zagrebcroatia

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My office. From now until . #selfquarantine #homework #workfromhome #getitdone

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Cult of Mac would love to talk to you to find out how working from home is working for you. Send me a message at We’d love to see a picture of your home office and learn what technology – hardware and software – is helping you stay productive.


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