Many people did not expect the pandemic we’re all experiencing to last as long as it has. With restrictions increasing in certain places, more and more people are working from home. Some people love it, and some people hate it. Regardless of how they feel about it, though, there are some “hidden” costs that most people did not think of before beginning to work from home.
For example, what effect might working from home have on the utilities used by your family? Even beyond the increased use of water, gas, or electricity, many have found that in our new life of video conferencing, their internet bandwidth is just not cutting it. Add on top of that the increased use that your home’s finishes like carpet, paint, or cabinetry are getting from more activity, and you may be having a lot greater expense than you did last year. Might be something to talk about with your boss!