By now, working from home is more routine than revolutionary. But in the rush that was the transition from office to Work From Anywhere, many of us were left to assemble our workspaces using whatever was on hand. A year later, it’s time for an upgrade.
“The spaces we were thrusted into in the past year of WFA came with many challenges. Many found that what was adequate furniture for shorter periods of time wasn’t enough to support them WFA full-time,” says Debbie Rogers, Sales and Strategy Training – Furniture, Technology, Print and Promo, at Staples Business Advantage.
Bring new life into your workspace and improve your organization, motivation and productivity and here are some key pieces to get you started.
1. A functional desk
Having a desk can transform a space into a dedicated home office. Depending on how much room you have, consider one that is height-adjustable and long enough to fit a two-monitor setup. If you’re working in tight quarters or want the ability to Work From Anywhere within your home, a laptop desk on wheels will give you the mobility to move from room to room. “Most importantly, you’ll want to make sure the furniture you choose will support you physically,” says Rogers.
2. An office chair that fits your space
Whether you’re setting up shop in your basement, living room or bedroom, choosing an office chair that integrates seamlessly with your space can provide the pick-me-up you need. When choosing furniture, Rogers says it’s important to be mindful of aesthetics so it reflects what you want the space to be, whether it’s casual, professional, relaxing or lively. Consider an ergonomic task chair with back support and an adjustable seat, or a piece with a slim profile [Product GRZGMCC00851] that blends into your living space and can be moved around the house. “Make sure you choose a chair that is the right fit for your body and that it provides enough ergonomic adjustability and support,” says Rogers.
3. A space divider
To carve out a workspace in a multi-use room, use a bookcase like Gry Mttr 3-Tiered Bookshelf to fashion a space divider. Stock it with books, photographs and other decorative items to add a personal touch. Adding baskets to the shelves can also be a great way to store cables, chargers, headphones and other accessories.
4. A filing cabinet
Whether you’re looking to get a little more organized or simply need a portable workstation where you can put your laptop, notebook and pens away at the end of the day, a filing cabinet on wheels, like this mobile pedestal by Union & Scale, can help you stay organized and on top of things.
While we may not know how much longer we will be Working From Anywhere, creating a workspace that’s functional and inspired can make all the difference between phoning it in, or leading the way.
“It is so rewarding when our clients connect with us and uncover all the ways we can help them create spaces that inspire them to do their best work,” says Rogers. “Not only by providing product solutions, but also services like space planning, visual renderings, and delivery and installation.”
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