Increasing numbers of people are working at home these days-and we’re not just talking about the self-employed. Many businesses and also government agencies have realized their workers to be more productive after they work from home, no less than a day or two weekly. Not having to address rush hour traffic and endure a long commute sure seems to create a lot of those workers happier at any rate. Establishing that office at home can be challenging though. After all, it must compete with the family’s living quarters. It can be especially tough finding room for any big piece of office furniture like a desk. Here are a few ideas for desks in the home office-some available online at www.thelashop.com, that can help.
Consider a stand-up desk. They were preferred by such notables as Thomas Jefferson, Winston Churchill, and writer Ernest Hemingway. Doctors are saying they can be much better for you than a conventional desk which includes you sitting yourself down for up to eight hours a day or more. The most up-to-date medical research indicates sedentary office work coupled with a lack of exercise may be literally killing us. Dr. James A. Levine of the Mayo Clinic advocates adjustable stand-up desks. He even recommends using them in concert with slow-moving treadmills to improve our overall health. One added benefit of stand-up desks is they are often smaller compared to conventional desks and can sometimes even fit in the corner of an area.
You can completely eschew an appropriate desk altogether. Try using a kitchen counter or other handy flat surface of appropriate height for any stand-up desk-Hemingway’s favorite “writing desk” is in fact a typewriter on the bedroom dresser. With the modern laptop and wifi, this same set-up works very well for a modern writer. You are able to work through the couch, move to the kitchen counter or bedroom dresser-wherever the atmosphere takes you. Dr. Levine will like that you are getting out of bed and moving that laptop-and yourself- around.
Portable Laptop Desk
Speaking of laptops, a staggering assortment of portable laptop desks are available that take up little space. They are often found for very reasonable prices, too. We love the ones that might be raised or lowered to perform double duty as both conventional and stand-up desks.
You will find a great variety of portable laptop desks along with other furniture and decor, all at great prices, at http://www.thelashop.com.