When I moved into my first apartment as an adult, I had no idea how to find good furniture that wasn't expensive. We had a local budget furniture store and a high-end luxury store, and while I didn't like the feel of the items from the budget store, I couldn't afford the prices of the luxury store! Although I was eager to prove my independence, I called my mom and asked for help. She told me that I was looking in the wrong place and led me to another store just outside my city that had quality furniture and great prices. She found great furniture for me that was high-quality and in my budget. She has since given me many tips about furniture to help me when I make new purchases in the future. I plan to share them here!
Working at home seems to be the proverbial "new normal" for many professionals. Some shifted from their regular workplace to a home office, and they appreciate the change. People who work full or part-time teaching English as a second language might find remote video-based teaching a little less personal, but that's how things sometimes go. While you can't reverse the impersonal aspect, you do have a hand in keeping things professional. So, even though you are working at home, you want to create the impression of a professional office environment. The video camera sees many things, including the furniture inside your home office. How about refinishing desks and tables to make things look better?
Looks Count Towards Professionalism
An office, whether in the home or elsewhere, has to look professional. The choice of furniture contributes to the visual impact. ESL teachers do need to maintain a professional look, or their credibility could suffer. Unfortunately, spending money to upgrade to new furniture might not be possible. That's not a problem, as sufficient refinishing work can take older furniture and make it look almost brand-new. When hiring someone to refinish the furniture, make sure to stress the following:
Teaching out of the home brings with it new responsibilities. Making your office look great is among them, even when you suffer from budget limitations. Thankfully, furniture refinishing provides a cost-effective way to bring out the best in old furniture.Share