Tips and Tricks to Make Your Home Office More Comfortable
When the world suddenly shifted to remote working at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many assumed it would be a short-term change and settled in for two weeks of work at the kitchen table. Now that we’re approaching the one-year mark, it’s well past time to convert your improvised “office” space into a more comfortable, long-term workspace. How to start?
- Invest in a good chair.
If you’re still using your dining chair as a desk chair, your body is probably begging for an upgrade. Look for a chair that offers both neck and lumbar support. If there isn’t space or budget for a new chair, look for seat cushions or lumbar pillows that provide ample support.
- Get a laptop/desktop stand.
Using a stand to bring your computer up to eye level will help improve your posture and eliminate aches and pains. Partner that with an ergonomic keyboard and mouse pad that provides support for your wrists, and you’ll notice your upper body relax as you work in a more natural position.
- Try a height-adjustable desk.
It can be uncomfortable sitting for hours at a time, and a standing desk is a great alternative that will help keep you moving throughout the day. For a more affordable option, look into standing desk risers that offer sturdy construction, easy up-and-down lifting, and a compact frame that will fit your monitor.
- Use quality office supplies.
You’ve made do with the old pens, paper, and notebooks you found at home for long enough – it’s time to get the office supplies that will make your workday easier. Choose new pens that won’t dry out after a few uses, enough note pads that you can take ample notes, and printer paper that is guaranteed to work on the first try. Boise® X-9® Multi-Use Copy paper is the perfect paper for everyday use, and with a 99.99% Jam-Free® Guarantee you won’t have to worry about a paper jam ruining your day.
- Maximize lighting.
In an ideal situation, you would have big windows with a lot of natural light in your work space. For those without that natural light, consider adding a sun lamp that mimics natural outdoor light to your workspace. And if needed, add a bright tabletop lamp or ring light to your desk to provide adequate lighting for the video meetings that have become the norm.
Whether your workplace is a couch, desk, or kitchen table, we hope these tips and tools help make your space – and days – more comfortable.
Check out the most recent posts
All office papers may look the same at a glance, but there is a lot to learn when it comes to which paper is right for your needs. Simply put, different types of documents call for different paper. Since no one sheet fits every project, we’ve compiled a list of paper attributes to consider when looking for the right paper for the job.
For decades, Boise Paper has been made right here in the United States. But why is “Made in the USA” an important distinction when shopping for paper? Here are some of the reasons why U.S.-made paper is a more environmentally friendly option than imported products.
The COVID-19 pandemic and the “Great Resignation” have altered employee expectations in many ways, and companies are reevaluating internal communications practices in response.
Did you know not all sustainable products are created equal? Every month more brands pop up claiming to be more sustainable. Unfortunately, sustainability can be a complex topic that many customers don’t fully understand. When it comes to paper, some think “sustainable” and “recycled” are the same thing, but they’re not.