Almost Half Of Gen MZs Say Their WFH Set-Up Clutters Their Personal Space, Impacting Their Mood, Creativity & Productivity
• Nearly three quarters (72%) of Gen MZs (born 1981-2005) have had to make changes to their home to adapt to new working conditions
• Distracting family members (32%), not getting enough time outside (29%) & reduced social interaction (27%) amongst biggest WFH bugbears
• Celebrity decluttering expert, Lucy Mansey, shares hacks on minimising clutter and becoming more productive
LONDON, UK – July 2022 – Research reveals almost half (45%) of Gen MZs (1981-2005) say their ‘working from home’ space has cluttered their home, impacting their mood (28%), creativity (22%), productivity (21%) and inspiration (19%).
The study by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. found nearly three quarters (72%) have had to make changes to their homes to adapt to the new working conditions, such as installing IT equipment from work (43%), buying additional furniture, such as a desk or a chair (40%), and changing the layout of their living space (36%).
In terms of where Gen MZs are working within the home, 32% sit on the sofa and 30% even work from their bed, showing a lack of suitable space within the home. It’s therefore not surprising that just 20% are ‘very satisfied’ with their working from home set up. And compared to when they first started working from home, almost two in five (39%) feel less productive now and 38% are bored of doing it.
The top WFH bugbears include:
- Other family members distracting in the house (32%)
- Not getting to go outside enough (29%)
- Limited social interaction (27%)
- Lack of space (25%)
- Clutter (24%)
- Not being able to switch off after work (23%)
To overcome these issues, Samsung Electronics Ltd. has partnered with renowned decluttering expert, Lucy Mansey, to share the best ways to minimise clutter and be more organised in the home.
Hailed by Davina McCall as ‘the Marie Kondo of Britain’, Lucy Mansey is one of the UK’s leading organisational experts and has worked with a plethora of celebs to help them declutter and organise their homes.
Lucy Mansey’s ‘top tips’ on minimising clutter in your WFH space:
- Get products off surfaces and the floor by utilising your vertical space. Whether that be a pegboard for paperwork, pots to house stationery, or cleverly built shelves around a doorframe to store books and folders, using the wall space right in front of you will alleviate the clutter around you.
- Look at every area in your house, could you create an office under the stairs by carving out some space? Or even an area in between wardrobes with a little desk nestled in might double up as the perfect solution to your WFH needs.
- Have products that are multifunctional and space saving, like the slimline Samsung M8 Smart Monitor where everything you need is on one screen. No more clunky PCs, TVs and phones, as this clever monitor does it all, and in style.
- A chunky, solid desk can take up valuable space, so why not look at space saving options such as a modern-day bureau or one that neatly folds away? You could even build shelving that doubles up as a standing desk for when your legs need a little love.
- Adopt a ‘bouncer’ attitude to your working area and allow for a ‘one in, one out policy’ so if you buy something, think about what may need to be donated or given to a friend to ensure items don’t build up.
- If you’re shooting content from home, have a caddy that neatly stores backdrops and props; this can then be easily tucked away at the end of the day for when you want to revert back to using your Samsung Smart Monitor as a TV.
- Build in storage wherever you can. Ironically, the more storage you have, the more space you will save!
Damon Crowhurst, Head of Display at Samsung Electronics UK, said: “Samsung’s Smart Monitor M8 is the perfect product for those looking to keep their productivity levels high while reducing clutter. Available in four colours – Warm White, Sunset Pink, Daylight Blue, and Spring Green – it’s the ultimate space-saving solution for work and play. With a unique, ultra-stylish design that breaks the mould, it’s an elegant interior accessory with the latest features to match. These include the newly upgraded Smart Hub which lets it wirelessly connect to home office devices, as well as all major streaming and entertainment apps like Disney+ and Netflix. And with Samsung Gaming Hub, gamers can dive into their favourite experiences by pairing a controller – no console required.”
Available on the Samsung UK online store, the M8 Smart Monitor can be purchased for £699 here.
For more information on Samsung Display range, please visit: https://www.samsung.com/uk/monitors/
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