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How to Set Up an Ergonomic Home Office

The moment has arrived to finally convert the old garage into a functioning space. Perhaps you need to repurpose the room you use as a storage cupboard or maybe you have to create an office in the corner of your kitchen? No matter what you have to work with, setting up an ergonomic office furniture is no easy feat. In this post, we’ll offer some top tips on how to achieve business bliss at home. 

Equipment 

Every workforce has its staples. Mechanics have a trusty toolbox, firemen their protective gear, engines and hoses, doctors rely on their stethoscopes whereas it’s whiteboards and books for teachers. Office workers likewise have their staples. The desk for stationery, papers and devices. A comfortable chair. Telephone, printers, scanners and all kinds of storage and stands. Essentially, no employee can carry out their job without an adequate set of equipment. That’s why it’s important that you invest some time into selecting furnishings that will keep you injury-free, well supported, comfortable and productive. At Hurdleys, we have a spectacular range of home office furniture or equipment to suit a variety of tastes and spaces, everything from corner desks to high back chairs and laptop stands.

Organisation 

Offices come in all shapes and sizes with an array of aesthetics. You have the high rises with sleek sheets of glass for walls. Corner spaces that allow natural light to flood in with low key décor and cushy leather sofas.  Some are simply one gigantic room in which members of staff are sectioned and boxed off. In the same sense, our homes vary in their layout, number of rooms etc. The main idea is to utilise the space in the best and most efficient way possible. So, once you’ve selected all your items, furniture and technology, it’s important to take time planning where everything will go. Much like a jigsaw, experiment to see which pieces slot perfectly together. 

Posture 

This is a tricky one as it’s natural to slump and almost melt into our seats as the day rolls on. However, in order to avoid musculoskeletal complications, it’s crucial to practice correct posture positioning. Find some tutorials or even consult a professional to learn how to angle your body. Often, you just have to adjust screens, chair height, and be able to plant your feet flat on the floor. Proper cushioning can alleviate pressures too. 

Extras 

So now, you have your desk, chair and computer all set up and ready to go. Next up - it’s time to really make this space your own! After all, you’re going to spend a great deal of time here! Therefore, add accessories that will increase motivation, mood and make you feel your best working self. Family photos, a coffee machine, a vase of flowers or pinboards with colourful sticky notes. Whatever floats your boat. Just because you’re at work and it’s in an office, doesn’t mean it has to be a bleak and dismal place. This is your house at the end of the day too, so you can dress it as you please. Go for perkily professional with features that will really give you a boost. 

All in all, this is your opportunity to make that commute down the stairs something to truly look forward to. Select good quality home office furniture, organise well, buy little embellishments and manage your posture. See that working from home can be comfortable and cosy but also, productive and professional.

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