October 21, 2019

Working from home is becoming more and more common. If you are one of the many who work from home some or all of the time, it's important that you get your workspace right, and we want to help with that. Here are just a few basic tips to getting your office started on the right foot.

Find The Right Desk

Your desk is where you will spend the bulk of your time, so it's important to find one that fits your style, your space, and makes you comfortable. Whether you have a whole room in your home that you can turn into an office, or just have to make do with the space you have, there is a desk that can work for you. The first thing you need to consider is the size of your space. If you have a whole room, you also have flexibility with the desk you can use. However, if you have just a corner, hallway, or very small room you might feel limited. There are lots of small and compact desks that can work for even the smallest work spaces. Just make sure to measure your space and purchase a desk that will fit with a little room to spare.

You also need to consider what you need to use your desk for. Do you need a project out on your desk in addition to your computer? Are you using a desk top with a monitor and keyboard, or do you just need space for a laptop? Make sure your desk has enough space for everything you need to have immediately available as you work.

It's also important to make sure that the style of the desk suits you. You certainly don't want to spend all day at at a desk you can't even stand looking at! At officedesk.com we have a variety of styles from traditional, to modern, in a variety of sizes to suit any space or style.


Find The Right Chair

Equally important as your desk is your chair. Even if you aren't spending your whole day at your desk, or if you don't work at home full time, it's very important for you chair to be comfortable and supportive. It's crucial that your chair not only keep you comfortable for as long as you are sitting down, it also needs to support your back and encourage good posture, which will keep you healthy focused and productive.

While they are common features, you'll also be better off finding a chair where you can adjust the height and tilt so you can make sure it can adapt to your desk size and whatever makes you comfortable. While it's very easy to make a home office affordable, you want to make sure your chair is high quality and will last you a long time. On that front, we've got you covered.



Stay Organized

In a home office, regardless of its size, space can be tight and it's important to be efficient. There are lots of options to keep your supplies nearby and accessible. The most convenient option is finding a desk with drawers, that way all the things you might need immediately are within reach. If you have enough space on your desk top you can also use simple organizers for things like pens and pencils. 

It's also good to have a place to store things long term that you might not need right away, and space to store files. If you have enough space, a credenza is an excellent option and should have plenty of space to store everything. Small file cabinets are also perfect for home offices, and are even easily mobile in case you need to make room in your office space for something else.

Bookcases are also a great and versatile storage option. Not only can you keep books, binders, and supplies, you can also use the open shelving to decorate. This leads to our last tip.

Make The Space Yours

Your home office is just that, your home and your office. This is a space that needs to be suitable for work, but also comfortable and compatible with your home. It's important to decorate your space in a way that makes it interesting so you are excited to spend time in your work space every day. Your style is your own, so we can't give specific tips, but make sure that you add some personal effects and homey touches. Feel free to explore the options that we have and try and find something that really suits you!

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