Spring is officially here. You can feel the change in the wind. You can see it in the rain. And if you’ve looked around your home office, you have probably realized that it’s time for your workspace to change with the seasons.
Doing a home office upgrade doesn’t have to be expensive. If you invest in just a few key areas, you’ll be surprised at how little you’ll have to spend everywhere else.
Get an Ergonomic Chair
You are likely sitting at your desk, staring at a computer screen most of the day. Sitting for long periods in and of itself isn’t healthy for you, so you’ll want to be sure to get up and walk around at regular intervals. While you are sitting, though, you want to make sure you’re set up to be as comfortable as possible.
A good place to look for comfortable office chairs is National Business Furniture. They have quality products up to 50% off list price, and right now they are offering an additional 10% off for these specific products. Get an ergonomic chair, and you will reduce pain and strain, which will increase your ability to focus and be efficient at your work.
A cluttered desk leads to a cluttered mind. By getting organized, you’ll improve your efficiency and simply like going into work more. The Organization Store has a ton of affordable options from bookshelves to document storage boxes to cord organizers for your electronics. Once you’re organized, you’ll be more on top of deadlines and have to deal less with the clutter.
Present Yourself Well
After you are comfortable and organized, you won’t have to spend much else on your home office upgrades. Those two things alone are enough to put a spring back in your step. But as you get organized, you will want to make sure you have things like business cards fully in stock. Nothing is worse than meeting that key client only to find out you don’t have a professional way to tell them how to get in touch with you. If your stock is running low, we highly recommend Moo, who provides high quality and innovative business cards. They’re memorable, customizable, and when you use promo codes, they can be pretty darn affordable, too.
Get Your Technology Straight
As you are sprucing things up, don’t forget to protect all the amazing work you have already done. Backup your records, documents, spreadsheets and whatever else might be important in your work on an external hard drive or flash drive. That way if your computer unexpectedly bites the dust, you won’t have to go through the stress of trying to recover or replace everything you’ve worked so hard to create.
To protect your computer against the worst, make sure you use this time to also update antivirus software, whether you get it for free through your internet provider or purchase it yourself. Doing so helps protect you, your information, and all the software and hardware you need to do your job.