No, Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs, does not suggest waltzing into the office in you Spider-Man onesie. She suggests asking your boss if you can work from home part- or full-time.
According to Reynolds, “the average person could save at least $4,600 annually by working from home full-time.” Sure, a lot of those savings come from not commuting to work, but you also save big on laundering and dry cleaning clothes, buying lunch and coffee while out, and maintaining a professional wardrobe.
If your boss will only agree to half-time remote, Reynolds says you can still save $2,300 or more per year.
On top of the savings, there are also mental savings you get by working from home. Reynolds notes, eliminating the daily commute would give the average commuter an extra 225 hours of free time per year to do things they enjoy instead of fighting traffic.