The office at home

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I've created this blog to keep my client informed (on a weekly basis), of what NW Resource can offer it's clients and how we can make your office a more efficient and relaxing place to work!

The office at home

Nowadays, with so much business through the internet, many employees can work from home. So, it’s not surprising that more and more employees are in need of a truly functional home office. With so many at-home disruptions of kids, spouses, pets, or chores, you must make sure your office environment remains quiet, clean and efficient. Make the most out of your workspace with the following home office ideas:

. Most home offices are smaller in scale, so multipurpose furniture is important - A work desk needs sufficient surface area for a computer, leaving other office essentials with little room. Files, folders, paper clips, pens and such should be placed within drawers instead of separate cabinets for easy access.

2. Cable management – Inviting a customer to your home office for the first time is similar to attending an interview. The first impression you create will define how the business deal will turn out. Cables or cords can really clutter the appearance of your home office and clients may not think very highly of you. Cable organizers can keep that tangled mess under wraps so you can secure that first impression.

3. Corner shelving – In order to save up space, make use of your corners by placing some shelves. Corner shelves are unbeatable when it comes to displaying items like  potted plants, framed certificates or pictures, printing papers and other office must-haves that make your home office feel like an office-office. NW Resource's modular line of desks can provide you with corner shelving, hutches and any additional drawer space you may need.

4. Ergonomic, space-saving chair – A supportive chair is one that makes you feel comfortable when working. A big, bulky 'executive type' chair is not ideal for small spaces. NW Resource can provide you with well priced ergonomic chairs, from either new or from our pre-owned inventories. Think of your body posture, sit up straight, keep your thighs horizontal with your knees and keep your forearms level or tilted up slightly. If your chair doesn’t allow for good body posture, you shouldn’t allow it in your home period.

5. Stimulate your brain with color – Flashy and gaudy colors are distracting and can stifle your creative juices. Shades of cream, lighter blues or yellows are the best for home office ideas. They soothe the brain, no matter the season. Add some inventive wall art! Dull and gloomy wall decoration will interfere with your motivation when working.

6. Buy quality lighting – Office lights are not supposed to be too bright or too dim as this can damage eyesight. If you can get natural light from the sun all throughout the day, do it. Sunlight saves you on energy bills anyway.