BENEFITS OF MONITOR ARMS

Choosing a suitable monitor and placing it in an appropriate position helps reduce exposure to forceful exertions, awkward positions and overhead glare. A monitor arm placed at the appropriate height, distance and angle can help “prevent possible health effects such as excessive fatigue, eye strain, and neck and back pain.

Monitors placed too close or too far away may cause you to assume awkward body positions that may lead to eyestrain.

Viewing distances that are too long can cause you to lean forward and strain to see small text. This can fatigue the eyes and place stress on the torso because the backrest is no longer providing support’

Viewing distances that are too short may cause your eyes to work harder to focus (convergence problems) and may require you to sit in awkward postures. For instance, you may tilt your head backward or push your chair away from the screen, causing you to type with outstretched arms.

Benefits of monitor arms

Reduce Eye and Neck Strain

The first and foremost benefit to using an adjustable monitor arm is the ability to change a monitor’s height, depth and sometimes even its angle. This customization allows a person to position their monitor in the exact spot it needs to be to prevent them from straining their neck and eyes while they use it over an extended period. Ideally, the monitor should be placed directly in the center field of vision, so the viewer does not need to look up or down to see their screen. This direct viewing angle prevents them from developing strain-related neck pain.

Versatility

With monitor mounts, a person can easily switch their monitor from landscape to portrait mode. They can use additional monitors and adjust them in the same manner, using one in each mode or both in the same position. Many developers take great pride in their development “battle station,” which means they spend a lot of time customizing their desk space to fit their preferred style and function. Being able to use dual monitors side by side at various angles and in different image modes gives users the ultimate customizable viewing experience.

Keep Desks Organized

A cluttered desk is distracting and can reduce a person’s productivity or game performance. A monitor arm lifts the monitor off the desk, creating usable space underneath the screen. A minimalist person can leave this space empty to give their desk a crisp, modern style. On the other hand, this space can be used to store pictures, pens and other things generally found on one’s desk without cluttering the area where a person usually rests their hands.

Improve Posture

An improperly placed monitor forces a person to slouch or hunch over at their desk, which can cause severe back pain and stiffness. Using a monitor arm allows a person to adjust the position of their monitor to promote proper posture. This also applies to those who use a sit/stand desk. The monitor can be positioned in the perfect spot to encourage a person to stand up straight while they are using their computer.

At Victoria Furnitures we have single and dual monitor arms both with USB connections for better wire management.

Stay safe and work from home!

YOUR HOME SETUP

There are key things to bear in mind while working when organizing your workspace.

-Be conscious about your seating. Your back will never forgive you for using a dining chair! Good chairs should support your back while allowing you to adjust your seat height.


-The work surface of your desk should be stable and not wobbly. A good desk should be designed in such a way to allow for mobility. Lastly if your budget allows, look into good quality height adjustable desks to allow better posture especially at home.


-Minimize clutter by having cabinets to put away unnecessary items on your desk, as studies have shown most people find clutter to be distracting hence a negative impact on productivity.

TIPS TO EFFECTIVELY WORK FROM HOME

-Get up! Dress up! Show up! – have a regular sleeping routine that ensures you wake up energized and motivated. Also, wear something different to what you slept in and avoid working in your bedroom, this creates a mental shift from ‘rest time’ to ‘work time’. You can even wear your work attire!


-Have predefined work hours to help your family get used to the hours when you’re available to spend time with them and when you’re not. If you’re having trouble focusing on tasks online without getting sidetracked, you may consider downloading apps or browser plugins that may help minimize that.


-Beat procrastination! Clearly map out your day to help to get tasks done and preventing being sidetracked.

YOUR HEALTH

-Sleep is directly proportional to productivity. Sleeping better at night can help you feel more energized during the day and can help you accomplish tasks more effectively.


-Fitness – short of there being a lockdown at time of writing this, it’s essential to get out in nature and go for a run or walk whilst practicing social distancing. A daily dose of Vitamin D will do your immunity good. You can also stay active in your home by doing home exercises.


-Nutrition – In order to keep your system in check, it’s important to have a well-balanced diet and there are plenty of resources to help you out. Key tip is to plan your meals in advance, perhapswhen planning your work commitments.

Quick tips on working from home

Always ensure that your work area has enough lighting. In addition to that, try to find an area of your house that has minimum distractions. Keep a routine and most importantly, get some sun.

How to be more productive working from home

Being productive is a function of will power, however there is a lot you can do. For example, ensure your diet is healthy, try to exercise and cut back on smart phone time

headrest orthopedic chair

6 Features to look out for in a good Orthopaedic chair

1. The Adjustable Headrest

Supports the back of the head and the upper neck, reducing tension in the shoulders and upper torso. To accommodate various users the height and angle of the headrest should also be adjustable

2. The Adjustable Arms

Armrests help to reduce tension in the upper body and allow the shoulders to relax.The arms of an orthopaedic chair should be adjustable in 3 dimensions to allow the user to place their forearms in the most comfortable position. Soft padding on the arms is also necessary for added comfort.

3. The Adjustable Lumbar Support

Support to the lower back is an essential part of what makes an orthopaedic chair. It prevents slumping and reduces stress to the spine and hips. An adjustable backrest should allow the user to align the curve of the chair with spine.

4. The Materials

A good ergonomic chair uses the best mesh and fabrics. Due the climate in East Africa, it is essential the material allows the users back to breathe instead of sweat, choosing a mesh chair really enhances comfort for the user. Seat padding should be moderate not too hard that it causes pain and not to soft that it’s not firm to support the user.

5. The Adjustable Seat Depth

Good orthopaedic chairs come with a seat sliding depth adjustment mechanism to allow the user to align their body to allow the back and upper leg to be at 90° which is gives the optimum comfort level. Whether you are tall or short you can always adjust the depth to your most comfortable position. 

6. The Adjustable Seat Height

The optimum seat height is whereby the user is able to place both his/her feet flat on the ground while seated. The back, upper leg and lower leg should all be at 90°. Therefore a good orthopaedic chair should have an adjustable seat height that the user can either lower or increase the height to their desired position.

DESK RISERS

While the majority of people sit down behind their desks, new information about health and productivity have pointed to standing desk risers as the perfect tool to improve your life.

A standing desk riser is not a complete piece of furniture on its own. Instead, it is a sturdy and sleek apparatus designed to be placed on top of an existing desk, table, or other flat surfaces. You can use one on your kitchen table, a workshop countertop, or in your office cubicle.

The variety of standing desk risers include:

  • Different sizes to fit on desks, tables, and counters
  • Adjustable settings to suit people of any height and posture
  • Styles that fit two monitors, a small laptop, separate keyboard drawers, and more

In order to use your standing desk riser with maximum comfort, it might take a bit of time and adjustment to find the right level. You will not get all the benefits of use unless you can adjust it to your unique needs.

Benefits of a standing desk riser.

If you use a computer for part or all of your day, adding in this type of desk converter will offer real benefits it does not matter if you work for a big corporation with many desks shopped together in tiny cubicles, run your own business out of your home, or provide services in a workplace with more hands-on activities.

Increased productivity 

People find that they work with increased focus when they are standing up. Part of this may be because they want to sit down again after they are done with their task. It may also have something to do with increased blood flow due to your upright position. Whatever the particular reason, you will get more done with increased efficiency in a shorter amount of time than ever before

Health Benefits

For most office jobs, you spend numerous hours every year at your desk. Sitting and staring at a computer screen for long periods of time is simply unhealthy.

Numerous studies have shown the health hazards of sitting too much. As a result of these studies, they say “sitting is the new smoking”.

To try and encourage healthier work habits, it’s recently become trendy to stand while working. This necessitates the use of special standing desk equipment to elevate the workspace to a proper level.

However, newer studies show that standing all day isn’t very healthy either. Too much standing can cause spinal compression issues or aggravate pre-existing injuries.

Rather, the ideal health benefits come somewhere in the middle. Some experts advocate for a 20:8:2 system, with 20 minutes of sitting, 8 minutes of standing, and 2 minutes of more vigorous movement, such as stretching or walking.

By using a standing desk properly and balancing standing with sitting, you can expect to see these tremendous health benefits: Improved posture, reduced neck and back pain, more calories burnt and overall increase in energy.

Affordability

You have already invested in a normal desk, replacing it with a sit stand desk (which adjusts the height of the entire table) could prove unaffordable. And even if you can afford to, where do you leave your old desk? 

Therefore, investing in a standing desk riser solves the issue around affordability as well as provides the same health benefits as a sit stand desk. And because the standing desk riser is mobile, it can be moved around to suit your workspace, whether it’s the kitchen counter, dining table, office, workstation or meeting rooms.

At Victoria Furnitures we have both single and dual screen desk risers

How Desk Shields can reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission

According to the research, COVID-19 is easily transmitted through exchange of micro droplets either through breathing, speaking or sneezing. Research has also shown that these droplets can stay in the air for up to 3 hours therefore the most effective way to reduce the risk of infection is social distancing (WHO recommends at least a distance of six feet / 1.8m between persons). In the case where this distance cannot be maintained due to limited space it is necessary to look for other options that are as effective. One of the options to look into, is the use of masks.

The Health and Safety Laboratory found out that cloth masks reduce the number of transmitted micro droplets by 50% whereas surgical masks can reduce the number droplets by 80%. A further option is to maintain complete distance and work from home however this has productivity and mental health consequences. The third option is to introduce shields between people.

Limitations of surgical masks

Despite the fact that surgical masks are able to reduce the number dispensed micro droplets into the air they are not able to eliminate these droplets completely especially in closed spaces with poor ventilation. In other words even with masks and a distance of 2 meters, the risk of transmission is still imminent in closed spaces such as an office or restaurant.

Limitations of working from home

Sending employees to work from home could be another option to help reduce exposure to the virus, however it might affect the efficiency and productivity of a business. Below is a list of disadvantages of working from home.

  1. Working from home is not favorable to everyone – employees living with their families or roommates face the challenge of trying to be productive while trying not get distracted by what could be happening in the house.
  2. Working remotely hurt social capital and could potentially slow innovation – social capital creates trust and fuels innovation. Working from home also decreases networking and mentorship opportunity.
  3. Home office increases the risk to employee safety and corporate security – employees are exposed to risks such as poor lighting, bad ergonomics that could harm their health in the long run. Another huge risk that could harm the company is data security breach and loss.
  4. Collaboration with other employees will be affected greatly – generative collaboration which involves creating new ideas and solving complex problems which usually takes a lot of time will be difficult to do online.

Desk shields as additional barrier to reduce the risk of infections

With no vaccine in the way yet, the society is forced to live with the COVID-19 danger over an extended period of time, therefore we need to put with the necessary infrastructure to reduce infections as a long term measure more so where people are seated closely to each other in closed spaces such as restaurants, schools and offices.

In WHO’s latest interim guidance, it advices to “Use physical barriers to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus such as glass or plastic window”.

The Center of Disease Control and prevention equally recommends to “Place a barrier e.g. sneeze guard between employees and customers”.

An essential part of planning to get staff back to work, means retrofitting the workplace, based on a common sense approach that adheres to governmental and global health guidelines, including physical distancing, adding barriers, cleaning and safety measures.

With that in mind, Victoria Furnitures has developed a range of Desk Shields. Desk Shields are easy to integrate into existing desks and provide the desired level of protection with different applications.

Ambience

Clear desk shields also provide a clean and well lit – trendy office setting apart from the regular wooden or padded partitioning. They are easy to maintain (Cleaning by wiping with regular detergent and cloth)

***Give us a call on 0770 876 140 or email us sales@victoriaoffice.co.ke

Moving Furniture? How to Avoid Damages During the Move [6 Tips]

One of the biggest challenges of a move involves how you can protect your furniture during transit.

After all, when you arrive at your new place, you’d want your items to be damage-free.

Luckily, by observing the proper precautions, you can ensure the safety of your furniture throughout every stage of your move.

During your relocation, follow these essential steps:

1. Buy packing supplies

You’ll need more than just packing tape and boxes to protect your furniture.

Go to a nearby hardware shop or check with your removalist for the following supplies:

  • Sofa and mattress covers
  • Plastic wrap
  • Sealable plastic bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Corrugated cardboard sheets

2. Clean your furniture

Before you begin packing, take the time to clean and dust your furniture thoroughly.

Dust and other debris can cause scratches on your furniture during transit.

Cleaning your furniture will also prevent you bringing in dirt and dust into your new home.

3. Take apart furniture

If possible, dismantle your furniture from top to bottom.

Remove casters, knobs, pulls, legs and take the drawers out of the desks and drawers.

This will make it easier for you to pack and move your furniture while preventing damage caused by banging against door frames or walls.

When you dismantle, keep these things in mind:

  • If available, always make use of an owner’s manual as a reference in dismantling furniture correctly.
  • For furniture with plenty of pieces, use a marker and masking tape to note where every bit goes. You can also take reference photos to remember how the furniture looks before you took it apart.
  • Go easy when using the drill to dismantle and reassemble. Lower the torque setting and make use of the right drill bit size to avoid the risk of stripping the screws.

4. Pack furniture properly

Now is the time to make use of the packing supplies you’ve gathered in step 2.

These items play a great role when it comes to moving your furniture safely. Once you start packing, use any of the following:

  • Plastic sheets or bubble wrap – Use bubble wrap for delicate wood pieces and plastic wrap for upholstered items.
  • Corrugated cardboard sheets – Use these to help prevent scratches and gouges in between wooden furniture pieces.
  • Furniture blankets – Use these to be able to stack furniture on top of another and maximize space without scraping or scratching them.
  • Mattress covers – These protect your mattresses from rips and tears, as well as water damage. Make sure to buy one for your mattress and another one for the box spring.
  • Moving Pads – These are useful for loading and unloading large furniture items like a piano or bulky sofa bed.
  • Straps – These prevent furniture from sliding back and forth inside the moving truck. They can also be used to lift heavy furniture as they fit comfortably around the shoulders.

It’s a risky decision to move furniture without the proper supplies.

Do what you can to preserve your furniture and consider hiring a reliable removalist to professionally handle the job.

They have the knowhow to ensure that your furniture stays intact and safe throughout the move.

5. Organize a moving strategy

If you plan to move large furniture, you should plan the moving route ahead of time.

Go around your house to think about where movers will pass, and then take note of any tricky corners.

You also need to measure the size of the furniture you intend to move to ensure that they can pass through corners and doorways without any problems.

Take into account that when you use blankets to wrap furniture, it will make the piece bulkier.

With this in mind, make sure that you have enough space to move things out.

6. Establish a placement plan

How you place your furniture items inside the moving truck is as crucial as how you pack them.

Take the time to establish a placement plan to make things simpler for you and your movers.

  • Start by making a wall of boxes around the backend of the moving truck. Make sure the boxes are of the same size and are sealed tightly to prevent slipping. For this section, choose the heaviest boxes that don’t contain fragile items to add stability.
  • If possible, don’t stack items on top of another especially those items made of leather. The weight can cause holes and make permanent gouges. If you do need to stack, choose to stack only lighter items to avoid placing extra pressure that can cause damage especially to items at the bottom.

Having the right information on how to move your furniture properly plays a major role in ensuring that your possessions remain in one piece.

If you think you can’t move furniture on your own, never hesitate to hire a moving company.

This will not only save you from added stress but also from back pain and other forms of injury as well.

 


AUTHOR BIO

Craig Jones is the Managing Director at Aussiemove, Australia’s largest independent moving alliance.

Craig is a respected member of the removalist network in Australia, having served in senior positions, including the President of the removal industries governing body, the Australian Furniture Removals Association (AFRA).

With 23 years of experience at Aussiemove, he has the skills and the highly trained team to move families safely and reliably, in Adelaide, across Australia and around the world.

Planning an Office Move? 3 Steps to Save you Time and Money

If you’re planning to move your business, you have to mentally prepare yourself for the cost and hassle.

You can start ensuring the feasibility of this relocation by sitting down and discussing with everyone in the company your moving timeline.

Keep in mind that the key to a successful move is to start as early as possible.

If you have a small office, you’ll be needing a minimum of three months to prepare. On the other hand, for medium to large office, you’ll need a minimum of six to eight months.

An office move can be time-consuming and even expensive.

Once you’ve ascertained your moving schedule,  follow the steps below to help you make your office relocation go as smoothly as possible.

Step 1 – Plan it out.

To avoid any mistakes that could turn into expenses, make sure that you have a plan for all the things to do.

This should include tasks to do in advance and an unpacking plan to ensure you can get back to business as quickly as possible after the move.

  • Determine your budget.

Setting a specific budget for your move will help you cut down unnecessary costs.

Before you even pack or hire removalists, it’s important that you already know your budget. And once this project begins, make sure to stick to your budget.

  • Check in advance.

Be sure that phones and Internet connections are working and that you have the necessary permits and signs for your new office space.

These things are often overlooked in the haste to pack and move.

  • Talk with your team.

Appoint someone from each department to organise the move in their particular area.

This can be a supervisor or manager who will ensure that each employee takes responsibility for packing their workspace.

It’s also a good idea to get the viewpoints of your team to achieve agreement especially if some employees are not too excited about the change.

  • Assign tasks to your team.

Let your moving team create a list of tasks that they need to complete and make sure they have deadlines to meet.

Ask each department manager about the things they’ll need such as telephone line installers or specialty service providers.

  • Send notices.

Everybody you do business with, both clients and suppliers, should know that you’re moving to a new place.

You can assign one person, such as your secretary, to oversee this and send them a notice.

Notify your customers and clients about when you’re moving, where you’re moving to, how your business will run during the move and when you should be back to full operations.

Step 2 – Hire a removal company.

Seasoned removalists can help you save time and money and ensure that you have a seamless move.

Make sure you have proof of insurance and fixed-price quotes from several companies as well to get the best deal.

Once you’ve selected your moving partner, arrange everything at least one or two months in advance so that your team and their firm can prepare well for the office relocation.

Undoubtedly, you have various pieces of expensive equipment that will be moved.

Make sure you find a moving company that is reliable, has the capabilities to move your office and gives quality service at the right cost.

Step 3 – Start packing.

Set regular meetings with your staff and ensure that they all know what to do.

It’s important that during the packing process, everyone is on the same page so that on the day of the move, nothing will be left behind.

It is also important to remember that with no proper communication, an office move can be stressful for everyone involved.

When packing, keep in mind the following:

  • Properly mark all boxes.

Mark every side of the boxes with the staff member’s name and room at delivery (if known) so boxes can be placed in the correct areas and easily identified for unpacking.

If you have a lot of boxes, arrange a numbering system to avoid misplacing things.

Also, add a brief description of what’s inside the box to make it easier for each department to claim them.

  • Donate office equipment or items you won’t be needing for your new office.

An office move is a great opportunity to upgrade your old copiers, computers, and other office supplies that you no longer need.

Instead of paying for moving items that you don’t need, you can donate them to any charitable institution.

The solution for a cost-effective and prompt move is to plan in advance.

This is the best way to make sure that your new office will function smoothly even if there may be setbacks along the way.

Image Credits: Transport Executive


AUTHOR BIO

John Pfeiffer has been the proud owner of Ashtons Removals for over 40 years. His attention to detail, a product of his accountancy background, and his emphasis on training and empowering his team members, has ensured the vast number of Gold Coast families who have been moved by Ashtons Removals, have had their furniture and effects moved undamaged and with minimum fuss.

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a New Sofa

Buying any furniture for your home is a long term investment.

Any furniture has a lot of variety in colours, quality, price and materials. While on a furniture shopping spree, it is easy for an individual to get confused.

So many choices can make any buyer’s head spin. While purchasing a sofa people often tend to make small mistakes.

These mistakes can be easily unnoticed and are equally easily avoidable if you know what to look for.

Sofas are an essential part of any home. Sofas are used for a variety of different activities, resting and relaxing, watching television, reading a book, or throwing your clothes on after a tough day at work!

Sofas are able to provide extra comfort for leisure.

Sofas are able to provide extra comfort for leisure.

There are a variety of different sofa styles that are available today, from modern to antique, art deco to contemporary.

Choosing the right sofa for your home can be overwhelming and daunting, and can lead to mistakes.

We have compiled a list of mistakes to avoid when buying a new sofa for your home.

The 7 mistakes to avoid while buying sofas:

1.Understand the design of your room

Stated earlier, each room would have a different design and space. Firstly, the individual needs to understand their design and plan accordingly.

Measurements should be taken. Also, the buyer needs to know pre-hand the number of people that would use the sofa, purpose etc.

Depending on the purpose, the individual could invest either in the sofa or sofa cum bed. Allocate a proper budget including buffer amount.

2.Sofa size and ratio

Sofa size matters. The perception of the sofa at the showroom and at home can be completely different. The buyer needs to have measurements handy.

Variety of sizes and shapes of the sofa are available. The sofa should fit the space perfectly and not clutter the room.

The sofa complements the room and does not clutter the area.

The sofa complements the room and does not clutter the area.

3.Selecting the right style

Sofas have different styles with each style having a different function.

While in a showroom, you can ask the in-house interior designers to help you out.

You can specify your requirement and select from the options they provide. Additionally, the style must provide comfort and complement your room.

Pick out the complementing cushions as per requirement.

4.Try out the sofa before buying

The sofa you buy should suffice all your needs. While buying, you should always check the sofa.

Example:

  • Sit on the sofa to check whether it is deep or shallow (as required)
  • Check the length (if going to be used for sleeping), height and arm rest.
  • Make sure the cushions are soft (as per your requirement)

5.Fabrics of sofa

Selecting the right fabric depends on the budget and usage.

You can choose either fabric or leather. Choosing leather is appropriate if you have children or allergies.

Leather is easy to clean and repair, hence the hygienic choice.

The fabric should match the decor of your room. Selecting the wrong fabric could turn out costly.

The below image depicts the perfect setting for the sofa in the room.

6.Sofa quality

The sofa is permanent furniture in the room. The quality of the sofa should be top-class and should not wither as per usage or time.

A good quality sofa would last for years without recurring repairs. Buying a poor quality sofa means repairing, change in looks and shape and comfort level decreasing.

Also, it would cause the sofa to break. This would either mean cost in repair or replacement. Hence, the sofa should be substantial. Self maintenance of sofa should also be considered.

7.Buying without thought

A proper forethought is mandatory before buying any furniture.

Certain people buy furniture on an impulse, which most of the time is not the right decision.

You may get stuck with the wrong piece of furniture and increase discontentment. Even if you like a product, ask questions to the salesperson or interior designer that are at your disposal.

You need to consider comfort over all the style and vogue. Finally, the long run picture should be given utmost consideration.

Buying furniture for your house is not easy. It consumes time and requires proper insights. To buy the perfect pick, you need to be vigilant and ask questions to your content.

Finally, it’s the furniture for your room and usage. Don’t compromise on quality and comfort.


Author’s Bio

Akshay works as an Interior Designer with Lalco Interiors and he is in love with his job. Thinking up interesting home décor ideas and helping clients implement them is what makes him tick. You can catch up with Akshay and his team and indulge in one of their beautiful home décor pieces for your home at Lalco Interior .

 

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10 Design And Storage Tips To Make The Most Of Your Small Office

 

Working in a small office does not necessarily mean sacrificing comfort and functionality.

There are storage solutions and ways to make small spaces look and feel just as cozy, convenient, and spacious.

Choosing a smart design and following some simple rules is the key to transform your small office space into a functional, practical, and beautiful space.

Below are Creative Office Design Ideas to Consider;

1. Choose office furniture and arrange them wisely

When dealing with tight spaces, every inch matters.

Be careful in choosing and arranging the essential office furniture. It is crucial for it to be functional and comfortable. Most importantly, it should not consume too much space.

If you cannot find the right size in a reputable furniture shop, have it custom made.

2. Use vertical spaces

Think vertically if you are choosing cabinets and storage units. If necessary, choose one that can reach the ceiling.

Aside from helping you keep the office organized and tidy, these storage units will help keep the space clear since they can accommodate more documents and materials than the usual office storage solutions.

This office design tip will also create the illusion of a larger space.

3. Go paperless

You do not have to keep all your files and documents in paper form.

Today, you can securely keep them in the cloud. Cloud storage will also allow ease of accessibility.

By minimizing the amount of paper files, you will surely get more spaces for other office supplies and essentials or keep your office looking bigger and clear.

4. Get rid of cables

Whenever possible, you must choose wireless solutions.

This way, your office will look tidier, bigger, and more organized. Cables often create a cramped feeling, most especially when they are all running loose across your office.

If a wireless solution is not possible, organize those cables.

You can use a rain gutter as a cable manager. And don’t forget to label both ends of all the cables with cable tags.

Proper labeling will prevent you from wondering if you are unplugging the right cable, and getting stuck under your desk.

5. Use mirrors

The effect that mirrors can make is surprising. Mirrors make the room appear bigger since it reflects light.

Furthermore, they tend to be extremely decorative. Be sure, however, to choose the right size mirror and position it in the right location.

6. Be minimalist with decor

Make your office as inviting as possible. However, if you have a small office space, you must go easy on decorations so as not to make the room feel cramped and smaller than it is.

You just have to keep some decorative items to liven up the limited space.

7. Declutter

Clutter is considered the absolute death of small offices. Therefore, remove everything that you do not need.

Organize all office materials in the right place.

Keeping all the clutter at bay will make the office look organized, engaging, and more spacious.

8. Use bright paint colors

One of the most effective and easiest ways to create the illusion of bigger space is to paint the small office in a bright color like beige, white, yellow or light green.

Aside from making space appear larger, most people consider bright hues as positive, motivating and energizing.

9. Don’t skimp on the lighting

Good lighting is crucial. A change in lighting can significantly shift the appearance of a small office space.

Use general lighting to enhance the place; bright lights for tasks requiring it; and quiet back-lighting on the monitors to prevent eyestrain.

When dealing with spaces with little to no natural light, lighting is vitally important. Refrain from using floor lamps because they take up too much space.

10. Organize office supplies based on frequency of use

When organizing and storing office supplies, determine how often you use them instead of where you use them.

If you are using a stapler puller daily, make sure to place it on your desk. But for a scanner that you use three to four times a year, consider placing it on top or inside the cabinet.

Items that you do not use frequently must have no space on your space- constrained desk.

Final word

Introducing elements of bright colors, proper lighting for work, and getting rid of clutter will go a long way towards achieving a functional and enjoyable office even if you are tight on space.

Do not let your cramped office get you down. Follow these great tips to make the most out of the limited space.


Author BIO

Post by Lisa Jackson is the General Manager of The Box Self Storage Services LLC. She has been with the company since arriving in Dubai for the past four years, and with over 12 years’ experience in the self storage industry, has been an integral asset to the growth of The Box as well as the UAE self storage industry in general.