Setting up an office can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time. It’s almost impossible to anticipate which office supplies you’ll need in the future. This can be frustrating and may lead to making wrong decisions. Another scenario is when you’ve been at your workplace for a while and your office somehow has become an unpleasant environment over the years and you need to make it functional again. In any case, what you need is to set your priorities straight and create a list of three categories ‒ very important, important and not that important. Start off this way and it will be much easier. We are here to give some suggestions and help you organize and decorate your office.
First of all, you should fill out your most important section. This includes electronic devices such as a computer, laptop, tablet, etc. and their follow-ups, like headsets, speakers, keyboards. You may even need two monitors for doing your job efficiently. Depending on the job itself, you may need notebooks, folders, pencils, a stapler and all sorts of similar supplies. Your desk and chair are the most important parts of your office. This is why you need to be very careful when choosing your office furniture. Your desk height and chair comfort are key to your future health and productivity. Another important issue is lighting. Sometimes people don’t even notice that their lighting is poor until it’s too late and their eyesight has already deteriorated. If you need to buy additional desk lamps or just change the bulb type, do it as soon as possible.
There are so many gadgets that can make your life easier and others you don’t really need, but think are very cool. When choosing your office supplies, you should think about whether you really need them or not. However, you don’t have to be that strict when it comes to choosing gadgets. Besides being functional, your office should also be fun and a place where you feel happy and inspired and your interior design should match your personality. After all, we spend a high percentage of our lives in our offices. We should feel good and safe in this environment. This is why you are free to get yourself that Harry Potter notebook set and a letter opener in the shape of Godric Gryffindor’s sword.
Less is more
It’s easy to get carried away during shopping for office supplies. This is why you should try and stay reasonable and keep coming back to that list of yours. Don’t clutter your desk or your office with a bunch of unnecessary things. You may think you won’t mind having too many things around you, but you will. Studies show that a cluttered space decreases productivity and suffocates creativity. We may not even be aware of this, but it’s true. Just think of how you feel when you clean your desk at home and get rid of all the papers and old documents you no longer need. You get a sense of relief and freedom, don’t you?
There are many factors that affect the atmosphere at our workplace. Unfortunately, we cannot change all of them, but we should make sure to do everything in our power to make our office a place we’ll gladly come to. Of course, an ideal work environment is different from one person to another. While some people prefer working alone, others like the company of their colleagues and that busy vibe. All in all, each and every one of us can find a way to make our office perfect according to our standards and we shouldn’t settle for less.
About Author: Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration.