2 Common Challenges of Working from Home in a Tampa Bay Apartment


With the 2020 pandemic, a lot of people have been working from home. This means even people who live in an apartment. So, if you find yourself working from home and not going back to the office anytime soon, there are a couple of things that you are going to discover about working from home that you have to overcome. We’re going to look at those challenges below.

Roommates & Distractions:

Distractions that you have when you work from home in an apartment can be a big problem. Things like unfinished chores, roommates, and pets are often surrounding you when you have work that you need to get done. Below are some solutions that you might be able to use to help you with beating these problems.

  1. Go to a room that has a door that you can close. Close the door during the hours you are working. If you still have a problem with noise, try headphones or earbuds playing white noise or music.
  2. You also can have a room that is specifically for everyone working. This can be good for collaboration and motivation. Have specific ‘office’ hours where everyone is working. Choose a specific time for breaks and lunch that works for everyone.

Make sure that everyone is on board no matter which method you choose. It won’t work if you can’t agree.

Small Space:

One of the biggest problems of working in your apartment is that you don’t have a lot of space with which to work. Finding a spot for your office in an apartment that is already crowded can seem to be difficult. However, there are a few things that you can do to make it easier.

  • Be realistic. Depending on what you are doing and the amount of room that you’ll need for spreading out, a closet-sized room may be the ideal office space for you.
  • Stay organized. whatever space you choose should be able to be kept clutter free and organized. If you have a lot of clutter around and your space is minimal, consider renting somewhere to store the items in the apartment that aren’t being used currently.
  • If the work requires you to ship merchandise, it’s essential that you develop a system so you can order and manage your packing materials. This will ensure you have plenty there so that you don’t have to find places to store them.

These are just two of the most common problems that people have working from home in an apartment. We hope that you have found this useful and that you will keep coming back to our blog, because we are always adding new renter tips for people such as yourself.

Thank you for taking the time to read our blogs, and please, keep safe in 2021! We hope that you and your loved ones have a safe and healthy, happy new year.