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Making the Most out of Small Spaces

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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.


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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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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Why & How to choose an ergonomic keyboard

Why should I use an ergonomic keyboard?More and more workers are sitting in front of the computer for hours at a time. Sitting in a fairly static position like that puts untold amounts of strain on your neck, shoulders, back, eyes, and even hands and wrists. Therefore, it's important to consider good ergonomic [...]

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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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ErgoDesk for the college student

You have undoubtedly heard how important good ergonomics are. Like the organic movement, many people have chosen to ignore the forerunners of what seems like a "band wagon." However, over the course of time, workers like you and me have realized that good ergonomics isn't just another fad; rather it's a critical part [...]

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How to Choose your Work Station

From engineer to studentMy husband is a PhD student at a large university, tho when we got married, he was an electrical engineer. It's easier for me to show you than tell you: College student-->electrical [...]

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Hercules! Hercules!

Whether you've read about the advantages of standing while working or you've figured them out yourselves, you already value the freedom of flexibility for ergonomic comfort. But what if you can't afford an entire sit or stand desk, especially if the boss isn't footing the bill (or you're the boss). Or, what if [...]

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Maximizing Small Spaces

Sometimes less is more. Sometimes less is just that- less. Like when we sold our big house and downsized to an apartment to save money. It was a great choice, but definitely limited our space. Since we have small children and I work from home and my husband is a PhD [...]

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Pros & Cons of the iPad

I'm from Texas, I live in Scotland, and I just got back from a holiday to London. You know what I noticed in all 3 places? The iPad. I kid you not, I either saw an Apple store, a billboard, or someone using it almost everywhere I went. iPads, iPads everywhere! [...]

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