Regardless of whether you are working/studying from home, or work at a desk in the office, having a fully prepared desk space is vital to ensuring that you can work to the best of your abilities. There is nothing more frustrating than being in the middle of a job or project and constantly having to leave the desk to go and gather bits and pieces that you will need. To avoid such disruption, here is the perfect way to prepare your desk and ensure that you have everything that you need to work effectively.

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Stationary

When it comes to stationary you should stock up on plenty of it, you never know when you will need certain items and it is far better to be prepared. When you start to think if what to fill your drawers up with, here is a list of things you should consider:

  • Pens of various colors
  • Pencils and Erasers
  • Pencil Sharpener
  • Drawing Pins
  • Stapler , staple remover and staples
  • Ruler
  • Highlighters
  • Paper clips
  • Spare Paper

Arranging the Space

Next up is arranging your desk space, most people work from computers so it is is important that you have a good way of storing your cables. Mess and clutter should be avoided so you need to make sure that any computer or printer cables can be put together and run down to the power socket with causing too much chaos. If you have drawers then try not to let them get too messy, it can be very easy to simply throw your stuff in there, close the drawer and forget about it. The problem with doing this is that when the time comes to look for something, it will be tough to find and you can bet that you will need it in a hurry. There are plenty of trays that you can buy to keep your drawers tidy. On top of the desk you should think about having a small pot for all of the stuff that you are going to use regularly.

Getting the Right Chair

Most companies will have already provided you with a chair but if you are not comfortable on it then you are entitled to ask for a different one. Remember that this is where you will be spending the large part of your day so you need to make sure that it is comfortable and supports your back. If you are buying a chair for home use then you should take measurements of your desk, when you’re in the store buying chairs, try to sit on a chair in front of something with a similar size to your desk, this way you can be sure that your new chair will be the perfect size for you when you get it home. If you have any doubts then look to buy a chair that can move up and down with flexibility, this way you will have no doubts whether the chair will be the right height for your desk and it also means that others can use it too.