For many of us, the New Year means that the time has come to have somewhat of a fresh start and create a clean slate to work from. 

This is true in a variety of aspects of our lives, but one that we think is most beneficial to you has to be in your home working space.

With more and more of us working from home for at least part of our week, the space that we use to complete our daily tasks from at home needs to be as fit for purpose as possible. 

This means that we need to think about the things that may need improving or changing to make us more comfortable, or more productive. 

If you are not so sure where to start, we have put together our guide as to why it is good to change up your home office and what things you might want to take a look at. 

Why it is a good idea to change things up?

Whilst you should find that many of the things that you have in your home office are going to last you sometime, there is always a chance that over time, they become not quite as fit for purpose, which then means that they need a bit of an overhaul. 

Things may have become worn and tired, which means that they don’t work as well for you, or they may have become uncomfortable for you (we are looking at chairs and desks for this one). Whilst an uncomfortable chair or desk is largely annoying, if you sit at or on it for extended periods, you may end up doing yourself some short and long-term harm. 

What things might need changing?

So, what are the top items in your home office that you may need to change up this New Year? 

The first is something small and that is your lighting. It is incredibly important that you have a good level of lighting in the space that you are trying to work in. Of course, this is even better if it is natural light, but this is not always possible to achieve. If natural light is not going to happen, then a good quality artificial light can be a substitute.

The second thing that could do with being changed, or at the very least looked over is your desk chair where you sit. Because you are at your desk for long periods, you are going to want to make sure that you are not only comfortable but that you are well-supported too. This will help those possible aches and pains that can come from unsuitable chairs.

Finally, if you have a little more of a budget to spend on a home office refresh, then you may want to think about buying yourself a new desk. Much like the chair, your desk needs to be set up in a way that is going to help support your posture and keep you free from aches and pains. You should never underestimate the power that comes with a good-quality desk. 

As you can see, there are lots of things to think about when it comes to changing it up in your home office in the New Year. So, why not use this as the perfect opportunity for you to make some improvements to your working environment? 

January 13, 2024 — Price Crash Furniture