Times have changed drastically due to COVID-19 and it has shaken up the way that we live our everyday lives. Not only have we taken on new precautions in our personal lives, but our work lives as well. In fact, according to a recent post from FlexJobs there was an 87% increase in the number of people working from home prior to the pandemic which means the American home is now a dual-purpose environment. While we all adapt to this new working environment we need to make sure that we remain productive.
Perhaps the most important part of your new environment is the office chair. You’ll be spending a long period of time with this new piece of furniture so you better make sure it’s comfortable. An ergonomic chair is specifically designed to ensure that you not only remain comfortable but that you remain healthy as you prevent future injuries including carpal tunnel, lower back pain, and even blood clots from prolonged sitting.
Not everyone has a dedicated home office. Some people will be working in their living rooms while others may be at their kitchen table. Due to that fact, ergonomic chairs come in a wide variety of fabrics and materials as well as different designs and features. There’s a proper office chair for every style that you can think of from vintage to modern and everything in between.
The desk you choose will often go hand in hand with your chair selection, but that isn’t always the case. While it’s important to make sure that your chair and desk can align for proper ergonomics, it’s important to remember that desk technology has come a long way.
Adjustable standing desks which are often called sit stand desks, are extremely popular as they grant you the ability to work while sitting or standing. Additionally, not everyone is built the same, so being able to make height adjustments is key for a productive and healthy workday. If an adjustable desk isn’t your style or is out of your price range, standing desk converters are a great option as well. Although some of these converters are simple stands, many are more complex and come equipped with a keyboard tray for ultimate comfort. Not to mention they often come in at a fraction of the price of their full-sized counterparts.
If you’re going to be purchasing a new office chair, you need to make sure that you are protecting your floor from the damages they can cause. Not only is it good for the floor, but it can help increase the lifespan of your new chair as well as help you navigate your space more freely. A chair on pile carpet can easily get tangled in the wheels causing tearing, as well as hard to remove dimples from pressure. Additionally, if you have hardwood floors, your chair can cause scratches which can be expensive to repair or replace.
Chair mats come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and materials. We often think of the classic clear plastic mats found in most offices around the country which work great but with the additional options that exist today, you may find something more stylish for your home environment. Chair mats now come in glass, bamboo, rubber, and plastic. Some even come with designs if you’re looking for that extra pop.
Although we live in a digital world, the need for paper documents still remains. Perhaps you simply prefer the physicalness of the pen and paper, or perhaps you are required to collect and store documents that need signatures. No matter your reasoning for collecting these documents, the fact remains that you’ll need a place to store them.
Filing cabinets have come a long way and include a variety of options to choose from. If you live in a region that is prone to wildfires, for example, having a fireproof filing cabinet may save your business in a catastrophic event. Perhaps you’re prone to misplacing items but still want the protection that a lock and key can provide to your hanging files. That’s where a digital locking system on your cabinet could come in handy. No matter what you’re looking for, it’s important at the very least that you have a filing cabinet in your home if you’re looking to stay productive and organized.
No office is complete without the essential office supplies needed to do the job but oftentimes they are sadly overlooked. Most people have pens and paper in their house but at this day in age that is simply not enough. Businesses are looking for webcams to keep the teamwork flowing with actual face-to-face interactions. You may also need a new microphone or additional lighting to make sure you’re understood and seen if you don’t have a good source of natural light.
Indoff is one of the largest providers of office supplies in the country and can provide you with just about anything you may need to get the job done. This includes printers, ink, files, batteries, phones, charging cables, wires, stationery, calenders, and so much more. With wholesale pricing and products shipped directly to your door, it’s an easy decision to make.
We understand finding the above solutions can sometimes be difficult, not to mention frustrating when you’re looking for something specific. That perfect solution may require a specific cost, color, style, size, or shape, but luckily your local Indoff Partner has access to hundreds of vendors so that they can find exactly what you’re looking for at the right price. Indoff Partners true experts in their fields and require years of experience before they are qualified to become an Indoff Partner.
What does this mean for you? It means you’ll be working with a professional who has your best interests and goals in mind. They are not focused on pushing a specific product or service but rather are determined to make sure your needs are met. You’ll also have someone to turn to incase there are any issues with your new office solutions. No more dealing in long call queues waiting for a representative overseas that doesn’t have any power to issue a refund or an exchange. Your local Partner is your customer service representative and acts accordingly since they have your best interest in mind.
Jim joined Indoff in 1988 after spending 5 years at Ernst & Young, where he specialized in audit and accounting for privately-held businesses. Jim is responsible for the day-to-day management of Indoff.
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John’s background includes the start up and acquisition of several successful business ventures, and he provides strategic planning and overall corporate governance.
Phone: (314) 997-1122 ext. 1201