The Coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed the way many Americans live and work. While many people have been going back to the office in recent months, for others, working from home has become the new norm. If you’re still crammed into a corner of your basement, or trying to share the kitchen counter with your kids, you need Great River Office Products to design and create your home office that maximizes efficiency.

Design: We recommend finding an empty spare room or large space that can easily be transformed into an office. Before you go buying furniture, think about design. Is that giant desk really going to fit in your space? You don’t want to move from one crammed space to another. Our furniture experts use Giza design software to ensure that the furniture you love will work in your new home office.

Ergonomics: The maximization of space in your office is important, but so is the actual use of the furniture. Let’s say you’ve found an adorable chair that fits perfectly with the desk you’ve chosen. But, after only an hour of work, your back starts to hurt. You’re starting to wonder how you’ll handle eight hours of discomfort every day. With our ergonomic chairs, you won’t have to.

  • Chairs: When choosing a chair, consider the following. Does it have lumbar support? Can you adjust the chair? Does it have arm support? How durable is it? Your chair should be able to support the curve of your spine. The ergonomic significance of your chair and how it fits your body is paramount.
  • Desks: Your desk needs to be the right height so that you aren’t constantly looking down or up. Your eyes should be able to look straight ahead, with your elbows bent at a 90-degree angle. The idea is that the desk should fit you, not the other way around.

Organization & Storage: Staying organized in your home office is essential; don’t file your child’s picture they drew and accidentally toss that report you finally finished! File cabinets, binders, and desk organizers are your solution for clearing away the clutter. And, a helpful tip from your friends at Great River Office Products: label, label, label! We carry post-it note flags so you can always go back and find your important files. Having a great big filing cabinet is useless if you can’t find anything you’ve put away.

Stay mentally organized with a desk calendar and some colored pens to color code meetings and deadlines. Post-it notes are a great way to keep reminders for yourself, but don’t rely on them too much, or your desk will get messy again. Consider writing quick ideas on a handheld whiteboard, and erase when it’s no longer relevant. This keeps your trash bin from getting too full, too!

Our catalog and breadth of product is the largest in the industry, with every essential supply you need to run your business effectively and efficiently, all at competitive prices to help you stretch your dollars further. Create your perfect office today! To schedule your in-person consultation with one of our office furniture experts call us at 651-293-1135 or toll free at 877-793-1135.