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How to Choose the Right Office Desk

You’ve got to think about a number of things before buying an office desk. You wouldn’t want to end up with a short one and then have no space for your needs. Ergonomics may also play a huge part in your comfort. With that in mind, we at 5-Minute Crafts will show you exactly what you need to consider before making your decision.

1. Consider its size.

You’ll need to think of what will take place on your desk before you buy it. For example, if it doesn’t have enough space for your computer and all the other things you might need for your working day, you might need to get a bigger one. However, it shouldn’t be so big that it ends up taking up too much space in your office. Otherwise, your desk might come off too strong in comparison to your other office furniture.

2. You might need drawers.

It’s important to think of how much storage space you’ll need before committing to a desk. Some come with drawers so you can store your office work. Try to keep in mind the items you need to have within your grasp while you’re sitting down.

Note: If you find a desk you like without any drawers in it, there’s always the possibility to buy them separately and place them next to it.

3. Match your office’s decor.

If your desk’s color clashes with the rest of your office’s decor, it might have a negative impact on your productivity. Buy one that fits the furniture around it. For example:

  • Green can help people get creative and think in a broader way. It may help people in the office to be innovative and forward-thinking.
  • White might look modern and clean, but it can also be described as cold and clinical. It can make people reflect on things that won’t help their office productivity and make more errors while they’re at it.

4. Think of the shape.

corner desk will fit right into a corner. You’ll have space at the front, and the same amount on each of the sides. These desks look good and can be placed in most rooms.

If you’re looking for a desk with just a bit more space, consider an L-shaped one. It has a bit of space on one of its sides, like an L. If you want, you can divide it into sections.

However, the most common one is the straight desk. They’ve been here since the very start and are probably what you’re going to find in your regular office.

5. Pick a desk with a slide-out tray.

This feature might help if you’re going to use a computer on your desk. You’ll avoid having your keyboard and mouse on the same surface as your monitor. It might even cause less eye strain and wrist strain since you might not have to tilt your neck slightly downward to view the monitor.

Note: Only consider this feature if you’re getting a fixed height desk and not an ergonomic (sit-stand) one.

Bonus: If you can, get a standing desk.

An ergonomic desk (also known as a sit-stand) lets you switch between working sitting down and working while standing. It’ll help you avoid staying in the same position for longer than you should. This can be particularly important if you don’t have good posture. It also may help you prevent some health problems later on as well.

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