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Working from home – happily!

Over the last while, a lot more time has been spent at home. And, for many, home has become an office too! While sitting at the dining room table or taking a conference call from the sofa of your living room may have worked for a little while, your back or concentration levels might be protesting now. Thankfully, making your home workspace more comfortable and productive can be simpler than you'd think.

A man and woman in a home office. He stands next to an IDÅSEN sit/stand desk, she sits on a LIDKULLEN sit/stand support.
A man and woman in a home office. He stands next to an IDÅSEN sit/stand desk, she sits on a LIDKULLEN sit/stand support.

How to organise your workspace

Creating an organised space means you’ll feel calmer, working will be easier and you’ll ultimately have a more productive day. If you work with a lot of hardcopies, filing cabinets may be the answer. Maybe you have a lot of smaller items, like stationery or cables. Why not consider some drawer or box organisers? If you work in different parts of your home at different times of day, a trolley could be just what you need to wheel around with you.

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A computer on an ALEX desk in grey-turquoise, next to an ALEX drawer unit, with an EKET wall-mounted shelving unit above.
    A close-up of a TERTIAL work lamp in dark grey attached to a wall with illustrations in the background.
    Close-up on ALEX drawer unit in grey-turquoise with art supplies on top of it.
    Close-up on the open drawer of the ALEX desk in grey-turquoise, showing drawer lined with NOJIG organisers with stationery.
    EKET wall-mounted shelf unit with white stained oak effect filled with files and storage boxes.
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    Always on the move

    Sitting in the same position for hours on end really isn’t ideal for your body or mind. Why not mix things up? Identify two or three spots around your home that you could work from and change places every hour or so. Perhaps your home doesn’t allow for multiple work spots, or your setup is tricky to move around. In this case, a sit/stand desk could be the perfect solution, allowing you to alternate between sitting and standing whenever you feel like a change.

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    A NÄRSPEL desk with flowers in a vase and documents on top and three BILLY bookcases behind filled with books and mementos.
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      Three white RÅSKOG trolleys next to a white EKRAR hat and coat stand, below a wall shelf with drawers, a map on the wall.
        Close-up on handles of the BILLY bookcase.
        A man sitting on a ALEFJÄLL office chair in front of a BILLY bookcase.
        Close-up of the AGEN armchair in rattan and bamboo with a cushion resting on it's seat.
        A vase of flowers atop a grey surface with BILLY bookcases in the background.
        A woman sitting on a LIDKULLEN active sit/stand support.
          An active sit/stand support is great for your core and posture, as it keeps your body in constant motion to strengthen your muscles and spine.

          Hans BlomquistInterior designer

          Breaks are worth taking

          Just because you’re in a new environment, doesn’t mean you need to give up on your daily rituals! Taking a coffee break away from your screen can add some shape to your day, give your eyes a bit of a rest and help you refocus your attention. Maybe you’re missing the collegiality and water-cooler chats of your old office. You could coordinate your breaks with your favourite office pals and have a voice call with them to catch up.

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          Water being poured into the EGENTLIG coffee/tea maker.
          Notebooks in a KVISSLE desk organiser, next to a mobile phone on top of a NORDMÄRKE triple pad for wireless charging.
          A jug and VARDAGEN glasses filled with water.
          Snacks in four ENTUSIASM patterned, blue bowls on a wooden surface.
          Dining room with pendant lamps, a MÖRBYLÅNGA table in brown stained oak veneer, with a mix of desk and dining chairs.
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