With moving to broadband it makes sense having a wireless network in your home making working from home or keeping up with friends more flexible. You could use your laptop from the hammock in the garden, lying in bed or lounging on the sofa. Many laptops come with built in webcams so make sure you avoid any embarrassing situations where your boss could catch you in your pyjamas with a large glass of Oyster Bay!
It is common practice however for companies to require you to comply with Health and Safety standards (Display Screen Equipment) before you can work from home so you might need to furnish an office or part of a room. This site offers fabulous discounts on office desks, desk lamps, office chairs, printers, telephones and desktop PCs, Apple Macs and monitors.
Getting kids to do their homework or entertain themselves can be a battle so a good start would be to set them up with their own office or table and chairs. You could reward or incentivise them with products such as a pink or red laptop, a wireless printer or a cool stationery set.
There are many discounted computer and laptop brands on the site, including Sony, Apple, Hewlett Packard, Acer and Toshiba. The site also has accessories which range from laptops bags, USB flash drives through to Skype phones, headsets, ink and paper.
Look out for regular voucher codes from retailers such as Comet, PC World and Dixons.