Work From Anywhere: 5 Essential Things Your Apartment Should Have for a WFA job


More efficient remote working solutions and an accepted norm of working away from the office, all brought about by the pandemic, has given rise to the new culture of "Work from Anywhere". 

In fact, according to Buffer, 32% of remote workers selected the ability to have a flexible schedule as their top benefit to working remotely, followed by 25% who selected the flexibility to work from any location. 

Here at Check-in-London, we are definitely seeing a rise in the number of corporate travellers and relocating professionals who are taking up "Work from Anywhere" packages for new cultural experiences, to spend time with family or relatives, to explore new skills or hobbies and even get medical treatment. 

And what we are noticing is that no matter what the job profile is, these 5 essential requirements are always a top priority for clients who are looking for a suitable work-from-anywhere base. 

1. High-speed internet 

The number one priority for anyone working from home, no matter what industry or type of role, is fast internet.
Being able to access a high-speed, uninterrupted wireless internet connection is an absolute basic necessity for anyone having to work from their accommodation.

Many serviced apartments are now offering fibre optic internet connection which is almost 100 times faster than traditional cable wired internet.

2. Dedicated work space

Many apartments offer a dedicated work space such as a desk and chair in addition to a dining table within the living room or bedroom of the apartment where you can set up your work station with your laptop and other computer accessories.

This gives you the flexibility to get away from your desk when you need a break from the screen and sit at the dining table for a meal if you need, without having to pack away your laptop.

3 A full kitchen

Having a full kitchen means you can really settle in well and have everything you need in terms of preparing meals and enjoy dining at home conveniently and comfortably.

A full kitchen (not a kitchenette) includes: 
  • Full sized fridge and freezer compartment
  • 4 ring hob (ceramic, gas or induction)
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Kettle and toaster
  • Sink
  • Cutlery and crockery 
  • Dishes, pans and cooking utensils

4. Washing machine

No matter where you live, you will always need to do the laundry so it is important to make sure you have access to a washing machine, and if possible have this within the apartment you are staying in, to save you the hassle of taking your dirty laundry to a shared laundry facility.

Most serviced apartments offer either a washing machine and a clothes drying rack or a washer dryer for all your laundry needs.

Sometimes you will also have an iron and ironing board provided as well. But some properties may only a communal laundry room on-site for guests to use, so check each property listing before you book.

5. Access to recreational facilities

Another great benefit of booking serviced apartments in London is that many of them come with fantastic on-site facilities such as a gym and some even have a guest lounge, co-working space, yoga room, cinema room, tennis court or squash court. 

Access to these facilities is included in the nightly rate, so you have no additional membership fees to worry about. 

If you are tired of being stuck in your apartment or at your desk all day, take a break and get some exercise in or just unwind in the communal spaces.

77% of people believe remote work improves general health because it allows for a better diet, more exercise, and a generally healthier lifestyle, Flexjobs

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