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Work From Home? Make Sure Your Appliances Match the Outfit (UK)

by Rachel Yeomans | March 30th, 2012   

Many-an-article has been written about the proper attire you should wear when you work from home. In fact, we’ve written several! Well one thing that not many people think about when setting up shop at a home office, is the wear and tear your home itself takes! Think about it; when you leave for work, you are away from your house or apartment for at least eight hours each day. Judging when you go to bed and wake up, you may only spend five or six hours at home during the work week. Well, if you work from home, you spend around 15 or 16 (not counting when you’re asleep). That’s a lot of hours! And you probably do a load of laundry here, run your dishwasher there, spend an hour to clean, the list goes on.

Overflowing Washing Machine Work From Home? Make Sure Your Appliances Match the Outfit (UK)

It’s important to keep up with your appliances. You may know what to wear if a client calls you last minute, but what if you can’t wash that outfit because your washing machine is faulty? Luckily whether you’re in the market for something specific – perhaps that new television you’ve been putting off for years – or simply looking through an online catalogue of home shopping at isme.com, finding exactly what you want is easy with the help of modern technology.

We are focusing on UK habits for this post. So what are some of the most popular home appliances purchased online for the work-from-home UK professional?

1. Washing machines/dryers

Finding the right washing machine or dryer – and at the right price – is important, and the easiest way to find the best fit for your home is to take a look at the range of technology available. Online appliance shops are becoming increasingly popular, and by browsing a few renowned retailers, finding the perfect washing machine or tumble dryer can be as easy as one, two, three (notice that handy sales sticker on the image below?).

Washer Work From Home? Make Sure Your Appliances Match the Outfit (UK)

2. Fridges

A fridge with all of the latest gadgets and gizmos may not be for everyone, but if you do enjoy the little things, online sales often offer massive discounts, helping you to get what you want at a price that fits. Make a list of what is important to you when it comes to perishable food. Do you have a lot of fresh ingredients or do you eat almost all frozen food? Do you use a lot of ice and want an automatic ice maker? Make a list of all these points and start shopping! However before you leave your home, measure your space!  Then you can shop around to evaluate what you want and what kind of money you will need to spend to buy a fridge that fits your kitchen and lifestyle perfectly.

Fridge Work From Home? Make Sure Your Appliances Match the Outfit (UK)

3. Dishwashers

There have been huge advancements in technology in recent years, and smart dishwashers have been selling very well across a number of online home appliance retailers. The new generation of dishwasher is designed to be more economical, more environmentally-friendly, and better looking than ever before (which of course, is incredibly important, right)?. With design and functionality at the forefront of many home appliance manufacturers’ minds, the customer looks set to reap the benefits.

Dishwasher Work From Home? Make Sure Your Appliances Match the Outfit (UK)

So, those are three of the most popular home appliances purchased online in the UK during the last year. With a global focus on the environment, it’s now up to home owners to make use of the technology available to them, in an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and do their part for the planet.

So there you have it! Be green, be on top of your work-from-home attire, and keep up with your home maintenance! Now aren’t those some grand accomplishments to check off the to-do list?

This post was written in partnership with isme.com. The opinions expressed, however, are 100% authentic. If you have any questions regarding this publication and FTC Guidelines, please contact rachel@theworkingwardrobe.com. Thank you!

3 comments
Tracy Martorello
Tracy Martorello

In unit washer / dryer I don't think I could live with out.