More of us are working at home than ever before, with the number of people working from home having more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic. Many large corporations, such as Aviva and Barclays are encouraging their employees to continue working from home after the pandemic, at least for some of the week, meaning that having a comfortable home office has gone from being a ‘nice to have’ to an essential for many of us.
According to the NHS, having a dedicated workspace (such as a functional home office) is essential for your mental and physical wellbeing, helping to create a disconnect between your home and work life, and protecting you from back ache by maintaining your posture. With that in mind, here are the top tools that you should invest in now to create a professional, functional home office that you can be proud of:
Start With a Desk and Chair
The main essentials that no home office should be without are a supportive and ergonomic desk and office chair. We’re huge fans of desks with built in storage, whilst a two-tone desk, such as this one, is ideal for blending into a contemporary home office environment. Meanwhile, the office chair you choose should have a contoured seat, fixed arms, and adjustable seat height to ensure that, if you’re sitting down all day, you’re doing it in comfort. This is a great example of what you should be looking for.
Think Safety First
If you work with sensitive data, or simply don’t want piles of paperwork stacked up around the house, then investing in a shredder will be an office essential. The Fellowes Automax 200 is compact, meaning it won’t take up too much space if your office is small, it’s affordable and powerful enough for regular home usage. Don’t forget to recycle any paper that you put through your shredder, helping to minimize the environmental impact of your home office.
Secure Your Stationery
Stationery may be the smallest item you buy for your home office, but you’d be lost without it! From post it notes for scribbling important details when you’re on the phone, to pens and pencils to jot down everything you need to know. From paper for your printer to envelopes for sending out those invoices: the stationery you need will differ from person to person, depending on your business needs. Thinking carefully about how you work will help you to plan what you need, ensuring you always have those important pieces to hand, and can work as comfortably as possible.
Where to Buy Your Supplies
When it comes to stocking your home office, Office Stationery is a one stop shop that will allow you to secure everything you need with ease, and on budget, without ever compromising quality. Whether you’re looking for the most ergonomic desk or the pencils, you won’t have to waste your time or your energy shopping anywhere else.