Looking for great ways to improve your office space without breaking the bank? We've got you covered! Today on the Office Anything Blog we'll highlight free ways to kick corporate comfort and productivity into high gear. From purging your file drawers to decluttering your operating surfaces, these DIY tricks are a must try.
1.) Purge File Drawers
The odds are, you're filing cabinet drawers are filled with old documents that need to be purged. If you regularly fight with your drawers to properly situate files, take the time to do a thorough cleaning. Start by removing all files from your cabinets. Go through them one by one to remove unnecessary drawer clutter. Once complete, replace the remaining documents into your drawers in order. This free tip is sure to clear up usable space that will really come in handy. We recommend doing a file cabinet purge once every quarter.
2.) Adjust Your Chair
We've said it once and we'll say it again, office comfort starts with the chair! To operate at peak performance levels in the workplace, you'll need to properly adjust your office chair throughout the day. Start by setting your chair to the correct height. If your chair is too low, you'll likely be working with your legs extended out in front of you, or propped up on the base of your office chair. Set your chair to a level that allows your feet to be planted flat and facing forward. Next, adjust the angle of your chair back to ensure you're able to stay in contact with it at all times. Taking the time to master your tasking chair features is a must. Don't take a set it and forget it approach to office comfort! The best part is, good ergonomic sitting habits are free. With a little bit of practice, you'll be sitting correct in no time.
3.) Post Posture Reminders
Studies have shown that placing a simple list of posture reminders within eye sight of your workstation will yield big results! When it comes to posture, there's lot's of tips to remember. During busy days at the office, these tips are likely out of sight and out of mind. A list of simple reminders will help to keep you sitting ergonomically correct. Posture charts and tips can be found for free on the web. Print one out and post it as close to your computer screens as possible.
4.) Raise Computer Screens
If your computer screen is mounted on the factory base, it's likely sitting too low. Ask yourself this simple question to find out... Do you find yourself looking down at your screen when typing? If you answered yes, you're putting your neck under a lot of stress throughout the work day. This problem can be quickly resolved without spending a dollar. Grab a stack of books and place them underneath your computer screen. You can even use a cardboard box. It doesn't have to be pretty to be effective. In the long run, comfort comes first! While an ergonomic computer screen mount is the preferred choice of industry professionals, if funds are tight, you can achieve many of the same benefits with this free screen raising tip.
5.) Clean Work Surfaces
Take the time to clean off your workstation before leaving the office today. Desk top clutter will greatly hinder productivity if unaddressed. Collect all pens, post it notes, and stationary. Organize them in drawers. If you don't have drawer space, find a cool jar, remove the label, and re-purpose it into desk top storage container. Clearing and cleaning off your work surfaces should become an everyday habit. It ensures you return to a space that's ready to rock and roll the next day. Cluttered interiors seldom allow users to reach their full potential!
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