26th

August

Not out of the office: re-vamp your desk

Coming back to the office after your holidays rarely feels inspirational. The piles of paper you left are still there, the unorganised drawer is filled to the brim with business cards and post-it notes and your personalised mug has gone missing. Time to re-vamp your desk.

Although real flowers or herbs are to be preferred, the colourful Daisy Paperclip Flower won’t upset anyone’s allergies nor does it require continuous watering. The paperclips are magnetic, which means you don’t have to rumble around in your drawer for spare ones.

Everyone tends to get stressed every once in a while at work. Grab the Barbapapa stress ball, take deep breaths and squeeze. Therapeutic and cheerful in one.

Sitting comfortably while working is key and a correct posture saves money going to the chiropractor. I don’t know how ergonomic the office chair from Vitra Point is, but it sure looks the part.

An unorganised desk can cause stress by just walking into the office. With cheerful boxes such as this one from Selfridges, you can hide the paper work and keep focusing on more important things than tidying your desk.

The desk top organiser might be the key item to have in your office. Pens and pencils will be in place, as will scissors and staplers. The pen holder doubles as a magnetic board and has a hidden where you can stow away clutter.

Here are some more inspirational ideas for the perfect home office and office environment. If every office could be this pristine and clutter-free…

Neutral office from Housetohome.co.uk

Turquoise dream office from Freshome.com

Office with cool rubbish bin from Officefurniture2010

The travel office – photo courtesy of Elle Decor

Are you looking to do up your home office? Post your job for free on RatedPeople.com and up to three quality, local tradesmen will get in touch with a quote. You can read their genuine ratings and then confidently pick the tradesman who’s right for you. 

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