Working from home as a solo operator means balancing home life and work demands – and you might be surprised how much your home office adds to your home power bills.
As a bookkeeper, Lulu Wren knows the challenges of working out of a home office on her small business, Spend Clearly, all too well.
“Isolation can be difficult, but so is distinguishing between work time and home time,” she says. “I’ve made a conscious effort to switch off from work both mentally and physically at the end of the day.”
“Separating energy use for work and home is tricky with a single bill, so I try to be energy efficient overall. Switching off the power board in my office at night helps with this.”
For the almost one million Australians who are freelancers and solo operators working from home, it’s important to control costs that blur into household bills. Here are some simple power-saving tips to run a more energy-efficient home office.