My Free Trial Week of Kettlespace

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I’m currently halfway through my free trial week at Kettlespace and I have to say, it’s everything I needed right now.

For those of you wondering what Kettlespace is…

(From their website) “NYC’s most convenient & collaborative network of workspaces → inside of restaurants during their downtime”

So basically Kettlespace takes over the inside of a restaurant that isn’t busy or is closed until dinner and allows those of us who work outside of a typical office to enter and use the space. It really benefits everyone, but let’s discuss how it has benefitted me. This is my blog afterall.

I have been working out of my apartment for around 4 years, and while I haven’t felt the pain of a commute or having to put on pants everyday, it also has a negative side. Recently, I had discovered I had barely left my apartment for almost a week. I was becoming depressed and unable to get myself out of the muck. You know that feeling when you are depressed about not being motivated and not motivated enough to do anything about it? That is where I was.

In comes Kettlespace… and there was a location only a few blocks away at The Ribbon on 72nd St.

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This was great because I had never been to this restaurant which I had heard such great things about. When I arrived, I walked into the back area where a few others were already at their computers with headphones on. I found a nice spot to sit, plugged in my computer and enjoy the ambiance. A few FREE cups of coffee later, and I was ready to get to work.

I was already feeling better than I had all week. I got up, showered, got dressed and was out amongst people. I ended up getting more work done in a shorter amount of time than I had in a long time (don’t tell my boss). My old schedule of working from home actually was causing me to work longer days because it was easier to walk away. Being in this workspace forced me to sit and get work done faster. When the work day was over, I felt very acomplished.

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Today, I am writing this from a new Kettlespace location. The Hotel Chantelle. This location is absolutely gorgeous. I’m sitting on a NYC rooftop, listening to some dance tunes on Google Music and getting work done. Although, sitting next to a bar might change that this afternoon…

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I wanted to give myself that feeling of a commute. Something I haven’t had in 4 years. This morning I got up, took two different subways and walked about 10 blocks to start my day. Now I will be honest, it wasn’t that fun, but feeling annoyed about having to get up and travel to start work was an annoyance that I missed.

So overall, I must say I am thankful for Kettlespace. They have provided me not only a beautiful few locations to work out of, but also the mental health I needed. I won’t work out of it everyday, because I do love working from home. But lucky for me they have 3 different pricing tiers for this sort of thing. Even a few hours a month could provide me with the motivation and health I need.

What does Kettlespace Cost?

There are 3 tiers of Kettlespace.

LITE
10 hours of access to the entire network
$25
– 10 hours per month of network-wide access
– $5 per hour for guests
– Bottomless coffee, tea, & snacks
– Exclusive events, perks, & community benefits until your plan runs out

JOIN TODAY

Month to month • No long term commitments • Flexible terms
PRO
40 hours of access to the entire network
$49
– 40 hours per month of network-wide access
– 5 free guest hours included, $3 per hour afterwards
– Bottomless coffee, tea, & snacks
– Exclusive events, perks, & community benefits until your plan runs out

JOIN TODAY

Month to month • No long term commitments • Flexible terms
UNLIMITED
Unlimited access to the entire network
$99
– Unlimited network-wide access
– Unlimited free hourly guest visits, $3 per hour afterwards
– Bottomless coffee, tea, & snacks
– Unlimited access to all events, perks, & community benefits

JOIN TODAY

Month to month • No long term commitments • Flexible terms

The first week is free for everyone but if you become a member afterwards with my code PBROWN you’ll get 50% off your first month. (Full disclosure: I get a credit too if you join 😉)

You can start your free trial week on their website https://r.kettlespace.com/PBROWN.

The Wi-fi is fast, the coffee is hot and the goldfish are endless. What more could I want?

 

Do you work from home? Have you ever used a workspace? Let me know all about it in the comments.

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