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Homes are once again a focal point in people’s everyday lives. Buying trends over the past six weeks reveal that more than 19% of the new WFH workforce is not only refreshing their office space with new furniture but by also showing some furniture LOVE to other living spaces. 

- Living Room -

Clean lines and soft linen fabric,
the Partridge Collection is a fresh
take on mid-century furniture.

- Dining Room -

Dine on some industrial style
with this square or rectangular
dining table and benches. 

- Sitting Room -

With statement seating like the
Chesterfield, decorating your sitting
area becomes a whole lot easier. 

- Ottoman & Pouf Seating -

Some call it a cushion, some an ottoman, some a pouf.
These versatile pieces are perfect for extra seating,
used for a side table or footrest duty. 

Staying Connected While Social Distancing

The Benefits of Gaming While Practicing Social Distancing.

With many people still social distancing some are starting to notice the feelings of isolation, but even though you are apart from your friends or family, you are never truly alone if you have access to technology. In today’s day and age, there are so many ways to stay connected without being in the same room or even in the same state.

Social Distancing has been especially hard on the many students that went from seeing their friends daily at school to ending the school year online or through virtual classes. Help lighten the mood at home, and give your students a chance to distress and connect with their friends through video games with the help of the Gaming Chairs by OfficeSource.

In this email, you will learn some of the benefits of gaming, not only to stay connected but to keep you engaged and moving while you daily activity options are limited due to the stay at home orders or social distancing recommendations. 

Attention Span & Concentration

Video games, especially action games have the ability to capture the player’s attention and keep them focused for long amounts of time. Make sure your gamers have somewhere comfortable to sit while playing their video games. Gaming chairs like the Renegade Raider by OfficeSource allow the gamer to play their games while sitting straight or reclined with its 135-degree recline and adjustable lumbar support pillow. 

Hand-Eye Coordination

Video games are great for improving coordination. To be successful at some games players need to coordinate their visual, audial, and physical movement. Not all gaming systems or games are built for as much physical movements as others, but there are many games and systems that encourage physical movements like the Nintendo Wii, Xbox Kinect, or PlayStation Move. Create the perfect set up with the New! Ultimate GameZone Chair Mat by OfficeSource to save your floors from all the movement from gaming. 

Problem-Solving Skills

Just like any other game, video games involve certain rules that you must follow to be able to beat the game. When playing a video game the player has to think carefully before making any move if they want to succeed in the game and advance to the next level or earn specific rewards in the game.

Get the perfect gaming set up with your screens at the optimal level for viewing. With the ability to hold up to 4 monitors at once with Monitor Arms by OfficeSource, you can have the game streaming on one screen and a video chat streaming on another. 

Enhance Memory

With each game comes a new button combination and action assigned to each button of the controllers. To be able to advance in each game, players will need to know which keys to push to accomplish tasks in each level, often time having only seconds to push the right combinations in the game.

Relieve Stress & Create Memories

There are so many video games now, for both old and young, action-based shooter games, or problem-solving puzzle-based games, that can be played together (online) but apart. Playing video games can help you stay connected and have fun with friends even when you’re practicing social distancing. 

Instead of a night out with friends, why not have a night in? Order in, pick a game and pull up a comfortable gaming chair like the Blue Striker by OfficeSource to play the night away. 

New to Work from Home? Small Space? No Problem.

Here are a few tips on Maximizing Your WFH Office Space.

Work from Home or WFH, as we call it, is becoming a household term as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the work-scape.  

This article can help you succeed in overcoming any space challenge with a bit of intentional placement and key touches that make an office of any size come alive. We have outlined a few tips for making the most out of a small space. 

1. Desk Placement

The placement of your desk is by far the biggest component of your overall office design.

As a rule of thumb, most interior design experts suggest placing your desk to the right or left of an entrance door. The old-age advice of not having your back exposed to the door. If space permits, placing your desk with the approach side facing the door can be visually appealing within a room as well as getting the best visibility of those entering the room. 

A standing desk can make a substantial difference in how comfortable you are in your space throughout the workday. You might start the morning sitting, but feel more comfortable standing after lunch.

These Standup Standing Desks from OfficeSource are what we recommend. 

2. Importance of the Right Light

The quality and character of lighting in your workspace can help increase productivity. Poor lighting can reduce your energy, dampen mood, produce eye strain and headaches, and ultimately impair your ability to work effectively.  Choose something that you wouldn’t normally choose in another area of your home, but is stimulating for your workspace.

Avoid working under the direct glare of overhead lights. Instead, look for ways to diffuse ambient light that will illuminate your office space.

For computer work and other focus intensive tasks, chose a light source dedicated to what you are doing.

This Flexible USB Light with Dimmer from OfficeSource is perfect. Convenient and portable, the flexible neck is adjustable for viewing or reading angles and is powered by any USB port.

3. Add Color for Depth

Small spaces can lack depth and character. Accent items that have a pop of color are a perfect solution, like this beautiful Perching Stool from OfficeSource. The bright blue, orange, or green are the perfect choice to brighten any room. 

 

Framed or canvassed art can also add color and warmth to your space. Hanging pictures above eye level to draw the eye upward and create the illusion of a higher ceiling is also a fun designer trick.

4. Creative Storage Goes a Long Way

If there is one addition to your small office that can really make a big difference,  it is creative storage.

This storage combination of Two Door Storage Cabinet and Open Hutch from OfficeSource is a great choice. Perfect for a small refreshment area, storing your favorite book collection and showcase decor items. The double door storage is perfect to clear the clutter from your workspace and store supplies.

Looking for space to keep your work bag handy?  Skip the typical coat rack, and try this Bag Hook from OfficeSource. Keep your items close and off the floor.                                                       

 

5. The Space Below Your Feet

Keeping the space under your desk clean and tidy can create the illusion of a larger space. Cords and cables will be tidy with Cord Management from OfficeSource.

Lastly, add motion, productivity, and fun with the Wobble Balance Board from OfficeSource.

Cabinets under your desk can be great space savers, but can also eliminate the open floor space feel. A solution is the Mini Pedestal from OfficeSource that mounts under a work surface.  

Design your home office at OfficeSource!

The way we work may never be the same – what does that mean for the physical office? We’re here to help you plan ahead, so the office is even better when you return. This email will cover the topics of how to properly clean surfaces, as well as choosing seating that can be easily cleaned. 

Cleaning vs. Sanitizing vs. Disinfecting 

Cleaning a surface simply removes visible debris, dirt, and dust. Sanitizing a surface makes that surface sanitary or free of visible dirt contaminants that could affect your health. Sanitizing is meant to reduce, not kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the microscopic organisms as claimed on the label of a particular product.

Cleaners and disinfectants recommended by the CDC to combat COVID-19 when cleaning guidelines are followed as directed:

  • Detergent or Soap and Water (prior to disinfection)
  • 1:5 Bleach/Water Solution
  • Alcohol-Based Cleaners (at least 70% alcohol)
  • Quaternary-Based Disinfectants
  • Hydrogen-Peroxide Based Cleaners

NOTE: As always, when using any disinfectant, it is important to test a small area and do not saturate the surface of the fabric, and remove all residue with a clean, damp cloth so the surface of the fabric will not be damaged.

For additional information on COVID-19, please visit CDC.gov.

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Stay organized.  Stay motivated.
Stay on top of it – all while staying on budget.

A Workspace, in Any Space!

An empty corner? A bare closet?
Yeah, you can put a desk there. 

Spot on Storage

Keep your Work from
Home must-haves in reach.

Seated for Success!

Scoop COLLECTION by OfficeSource
  
Power through your to-do list in comfort. 

Tips to Make Your WFH Space BEAUTIFUL & INSPIRING

Be One with Nature
Add a dose of green for a proven productivity boost.

Add an Artistic Edge. 
Hang something that 
inspires you to keep the creativity flowing.

Clear the Clutter!
Stay focused by keeping
your desk tidy & uncluttered.

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