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

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.


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.

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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.


 

5 ways managers can motivate workers in the office

As a manager, it is your responsibility to make sure that the employees in your office are being productive. If the office is not turning out work the way that it should be, it can reflect poorly on you and your management skills.

If the office is not turning out work the way that it should be, it can reflect poorly on you and your management skills.

The best way to make sure that your employees are being productive is to keep them motivated. Motivation is the key to success.

There are a few things that you can do as a manager to make sure that your employees are motivated enough to produce the work that you expect from them.

1) Recognize Their Hard Work

When you can see that your employees are working really hard, it is important that their hard work is recognized. If they continue to work hard and you say nothing, they won’t be as motivated to keep working hard.

If they continue to work hard and you say nothing, they won’t be as motivated to keep working hard.

You can recognize their hard work and achievements in a few ways. You can hand out certificates and recognize certain hardworking employees in front of the entire office during a meeting.

If your budget allows, you can offer an annual bonus at the end of the year for the employees who have worked the hardest. Even telling your employees regularly that they are doing a good job goes a long way.

Even telling your employees regularly that they are doing a good job goes a long way.

2) Keep Them Comfortable

If your employees are going to be productive, they need to be comfortable. If your employees are sitting in uncomfortable chairs, they will need to reposition often to stay comfortable.

They may even need to get up and take a walk after sitting in an uncomfortable chair for too long.

When they are trying to get comfortable, they are not doing their work. If you give your employees ergonomic office chairs, they will remain comfortable all day and they won’t need to waste precious time trying to get comfortable.

3) Give Them Regular Breaks

In order for your employees to be productive, they need to be at their desks doing their work. If you are burned out, however, you cannot expect them to be motivated.

It is important for your employees to step away from their work from time to time to recalibrate and refresh themselves.

If you give your employees a 15-minute break in the morning and a 15-minute break in the afternoon on top of their lunch break, it will give them a chance to step away from work for a while.

If they need to make phone calls, answer personal emails, use the restroom, or get something to eat, a 15-minute break is a perfect time to do so.

When they come back, they will have handled what they needed to and it won’t be in the back of their mind. This will allow them to focus completely on their work when they come back from their break.

This will allow them to focus completely on their work when they come back from their break.

4) Set Several Small Goals While Working On a Big Project

If your employees are working on a big project that seems like it will never end, it is easy for them to lose their interest and motivation.

If you break up the project into smaller parts, your employees will have something to work towards. When they are meeting several small goals, they will be more motivated to keep working hard to reach each one.

When they are meeting several small goals, they will be more motivated to keep working hard to reach each one.

5) Encourage Teamwork

If you want to keep your employees motivated, you are not the only motivational force in the office. Your employees can motivate each other. 

Rather than calling them employees, you should be calling them members of a team.

When your employees are working hard and pulling together to meet a deadline, they will all come together to reach the common goal.

If one or two employees lose their motivation, the other members of their team will be there to get them back on track.

It can be difficult to you as the manager to make sure that all of your employees are motivated to reach their goals.  When all of your employees are working together to achieve the goals that have been set, they can motivate each other.

As a manager, it is up to you to make sure that your office is turning out the necessary work. The best way to do this is to keep them motivated so that they want work hard and reach the goals that you have set for them.

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This article was written by Adam Robertson. Adam is a professional in the office furnishings industry. He works for Allard Office Furniture, an office furniture company which has 18 years of shared experience in office desks, chairs, supplies, and accessories.

Are you a startup? This office setup is for you

Congratulations! on your business venture and I wish you all the best.

At this point, you must be feeling overwhelmed by the number of things you need to be done to successfully launch your business.

One thing that is never enough with startups is money. But you don’t have to break your bank for this,  there is still tomorrow.

Top on your checklist should be furniture for your business. The basic and most important furniture you require is a desk and a chair.

Office desks and chairs come in various makes, sizes, and colors. Your choice depends on your budget and style.

This is ‘Njaa-nuary’ and I understand what’s going on. I requested one of our sales Person Julius to create the cheapest office setup for startups, below is what he proposed.

Affordable office furniture setup for startups

What you are getting?

  1. Brand new furniture, if you like we can deliver it packed in boxes and assemble it at your place
  2. Medium back fabric office chair (available in colors blue or black)
  3. 1.2 Meters office desk with attached drawers ( available in colors Cherry, Beech)

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Affordable office furniture setup for startups

 

If you are a startup get in touch with Julius regarding this and other options via email jmasiga(at)victoriaoffice.co.ke

Don’t be left behind! we are offering state-of-the-art conference room solutions

A modern conference room is a place where business deals are made, business decisions are made and new ideas are born.

Having the right modern technologies and office furniture in your conference room helps create a collaborative and comfortable environment which is known to boost productivity.

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After years of providing stand-alone meeting/ boardroom tables, we are introducing a new service to complement our meeting tables.

Inspired by modern technologies, we are offering a complete boardroom solution. This is a state-of-the-art conference room that offers below features.

  1. Wired & Wireless Presentation System – seamless and non-complicated setup
  2. Bring your Own Device – can connect PC, Mac, Android or iOS
  3. Video & Audio Conferencing Compatible with any System (Polycom, Avaya, Cisco, IP based)
  4. Lighting, Curtains, Air-conditioning & Room Automation
  5. Customized Furniture with Cable Management & Facilities

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This solution comes with a cool system that controls your conference room aspects such as; lighting, curtains, Air-conditioning, sound and video, with all the features being remotely controlled.

Another awesome feature is the multi-purpose screen. The screen can be used for video conferencing, digital whiteboard or as a computer monitor where you can access the internet among others.

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WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE THIS SERVICE?

  1. Quality assured
  2. Business quality & world class brands
  3. Full end to end service and support
  4. Innovative solutions to suit your needs & budget
  5. Reduced infrastructure expenditure
  6. Leasing Solutions Available

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We already have a modern conference room set up at our showroom in Westlands, you are free to visit and experience what we are offering.

5 simple office accessories you are missing in your office

Just like home, its equally important to accessorize your work space to give it a personal touch and make it look attractive.

There are lots of accessories you can add to your work space for aesthetic purposes, but, i will focus on accessories that can improve your productivity at the office.

1. CPU Holder

As the name suggest, it holds your computer CPU instead of placing it on the floor or on the desk.

CPU holder saves on space which can be used for other purposes.

We stock two types of CPU holders.

  1. Attached to your desk – This holder is attached below your desk.(Pictured Below)
  2. A Simple CPU trolley – This is a much simpler solution where you place your CPU on a mobile trolley, on the floor.
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Metallic CPU Holder – Attached to the desk

2. Foot Stool

Poor seating position negatively impact your body particularly the back and legs which can reduce your productivity.

A foot stool provides significant ergonomic benefit. It eases leg problems and lessen lower back issues

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3. Paper tray

This simple office accessory helps organize documents on your work desk. It saves you time that you might spend looking for documents and help prioritize your work.

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4. Coat Hanger

Most workers place their coats behind their seats and lean on as they work, while others place them inside the filing drawers which end up creasing or causing tear to the garments.

Coat hanger will help hold your coat safely until you need it.

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5. Cable management spine

This accessory keeps all your cables well organized at your work area, leaving it more presentable and help avoid accidents.

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Hard time finding an ideal conference table? 5 Key points to help you out

Meetings are part of every business and a meeting table plays a major role in ensuring comfortability during the meeting or conference.

Conference or meeting tables come in different sizes, designs, make and color, the choice depends on the customer’s taste and preferences.

When it comes to shopping for conference tables, the task can be unnerving, that’s why I am here to help you get the right conference table to suit your business.

Below are 5 key points you should consider when shopping for one, and not to mention, At victoria furnitures ltd we offer all these varieties and advise you accordingly, following each and every key point below.

That’s why you should visit our showrooms to have a look.

1. SPACE

How big is your conference room?

When you approach me looking for a conference table I’m sure of one thing;

You already have a space …..

But I will also need to know, how big that space is! The space will guide us on the size of the conference table you require. That’s why when going to ‘shop’ for a conference table you need to know the room size and you will be advised accordingly.

But if you can’t, I’m always available to pay you a visit and help you out.

Remember! Not only, should you consider space for the table but it’s also important to leave enough room for the chairs and allow movement around the conference room.

Keep in mind you might require additional furniture for the conference room for example, serving credenzas, bookshelves, projector screens, podium among others.

2. COLOUR

Colour emphasizes on the company’s image, and if possible, go for colours that are close to your corporate branding. Note that, color can also be used to create mood.

You should maintain rhythm depending on whether there is existing furniture in your conference room, by matching your new conference table to the existing furniture.

As a business, the image you project is important, and a room full of mismatched furniture would likely contradict the desired corporate image. If you do not have existing furniture consider the possibility of future purchases and ensure you can get those items in the same color or finish of the conference table you are planning to purchase.

3. CAPACITY

Victoria furnitures offers many collections and one of them being a modular conference table that come in parts. The benefit of this conference table is its flexibility. You can restructure the

table depending with number of staff you are expecting, by removing or adding parts of the table. Please note,

A large conference table capable of seating thirty people may look impressive, but it may appear overdone, if your meetings typically consist of only ten or less people.

4. SCALE & PROPORTION

One common mistake people make when selecting a conference table is choosing one that is not proportional to the conference chairs they intend to use.

Avoid pairing your conference table with conference chairs that are too large , making people feel curbed and too close together, and vice versa.

5. SHAPE

Conference tables come in different variations in terms of Shape.

The shape determines how well a conference table may fit into a room, I.e. for a small room, an oval conference table would not only fit perfectly but also seat many people compared to a rectangular one.

Again, these shapes can actually influence the mood of your conference room. I.e.,

  1. A round table keeps everyone on a parallel level and emboldens alliance.
  2. A rectangular table, on the other hand, can place one person at the head of the group and establish a hierarchy within your conference room.
  3. Boat shaped conference tables are another option that is becoming more common, and allow for a mix of hierarchical positioning and collaboration…………………

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