If you’ve received your utility bill for the last few months, you’ve likely already realized what we plan to talk about in this blog post – there are some hidden costs associated with working from home. However, the increased use of utilities like water, gas, and electricity are not the only costs you’ve likely found yourself paying.
For example, the finishes in your home are probably taking a pretty good beating – or at least, more than usual – because of your working from home, or even from the increased activity of your family staying at home. Walls are getting scratched and dented, cabinet doors are being manhandled, carpets are being stained, and plumbing fixtures are being overworked. This type of “wear and tear” wasn’t so prevalent when you and your family were at work or school.
Also, consider the cost of working from home on your body. Likely, you’re not working from an ideal workstation right now. Poor ergonomics like slouching and prolonged sitting will take their toll on you.