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Ergonomics Blog - Ergonomic Desks

Making the Most out of Small Spaces


Working from Home without a Home Office

Working from home can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a home office per se. And being productive in a small space can be challenging, tiring, and overwhelming in and of itself- but not having the right equipment can be a deal-breaker. Whether you’re squeezing into a closet, maximizing a corner, or having to pack up your stuff at the end of each work day to clear it out, it's important that you have a consistent area you can count on.

The Close and Go Desk is a fabulous option for those of us who work, live, and play in the same space. As its name implies, this desk can literally fold away into a closet when you need your living room back. It's the desk version of the pack n play- serves the same function, but packs away small enough to put away or even carry with you should the need arise.

Small Office Solutions

Sometimes you're out of your home, but still don't have great work space. For example, my husband was just asked to work part-time at our church. Our church building is a coupIe hundred years old (go, Scotland!), so adding a small office or even a cubicle doesn't really fulfill the restored antique aesthetic. Plus, there's really only one smallish room for all of the staff to office in. So, I recommended something like the Z-Ergonomic Work Station which is ideal for small spaces and a limited budget (what church like throwing away money on furniture, right?)

Whether you're in your own home or just cramped quarters, don't make space an issue. There many affordable options, such as the two above, that are well worth the initial investment.

Tips for Increasing Productivity & Reducing Eye Strain

Knowledge WorkersIf you spend your days in an office or a computer, you're probably a “knowledge worker” and by many estimates, there are more than 50 million workers just like you in the US. First coined in 1959 by Peter Drucker, a “knowledge worker” refers to almost anyone who works with data –compiling, analyzing, reporting and editing information. [...]

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Working from Home Productively & Ergonomically

I work from home an have a lot of issues with work space. Not only do I work from home, I do not have a lot of space to work with. As I've looked for better options, I thought I'd share a few pointers for setting up a home office for maximum productivity [...]

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Maximizing Productivity

Most workers would like to be more productive. Even if they don't care about productivity, their managers do. Bottom line is that more productivity means more results and more business conducted. And since you can't get more than 24 hours out of a day (a third of which go to work), it's wise [...]

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Sit or Stand Desk

Sit or Stand for kidsOur daughter never, ever liked being strapped into a stroller, and regardless of parenting prowess or technique, there was no making her happy in her seat "You're gonna sit there and you're going to like it!" surprisingly did not alleviate the stress of the situation. When we had our second [...]

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Avoiding Shoulder Strain

If you're like most people, you suffer from unexpected strains and injuries as a part of life. It's not as if you're playing a contact sport or moving furniture all the time, you're just working and living, and in the course of things, you feel pain. One of the most common complaints is [...]

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Choosing the right ergonomic desk

We've all heard how important an ergonomic desk is. After a while, it all kind of sounds like you're in a Peanuts cartoon, and all you can hear is "blah blah blah." Why is an ergonomic desk so important?The main reason behind getting an ergonomic desk is to keep your body from straining. [...]

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Sit and Stand for Your Health

The New York Times recently posted an article about the advantages of standing to work. No, they didn't mean we should all quit our day jobs and start waitressing or teaching school. Rather the article discusses the ergonomic advantages of standing (versus sitting at a computer all day). The writer jokingly [...]

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Shoulder Pain

As I reached around from the front seat to the back seat to hand my son his dropped sippy cup one more time, I felt the familiar strain on my rotator cuff. The first thing I thought was, We need to teach him that the word "uh-oh!!" is meant for accidents and is not [...]

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Tips for Choosing an Ergonomic Desk

Why go ergonomic?Well, if you're asking that, you must not be an office worker, or sitting at a desk very often. If you do sit at a desk more than few hours at a time, then you already know- the average office-supplied desk that comes with your job is not exactly cozy or [...]

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