Declutter your space. Everything needs a spot.

To avoid cluttering any space, it’s important to give everything a designated ‘home’. This means having a specific spot for all your day-to-day tools, such as notebooks, as well as any incoming paperwork.

You should also consider storage solutions for stationery, like both what you’ll use on your desk and what you’ll store away. It’s also helpful to have designated storage for tools, ink cartridges for printers, files, and miscellaneous items. By doing this, you’ll be able to easily pack everything away at the end of each day.

Tidy up your cables

To save space on your desktop and avoid clutter, consider investing in an all-in-one printer that includes a scanner and copier. This way, you’ll only need one cable.

Additionally, avoid using too many extension cords by installing a quad socket that can accommodate up to four items directly plugged into the outlet. This will help keep your space organised and tidy.

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Integrate USB ports

By adding USB ports to your outlets, you can easily charge your devices and maintain an organised and clutter-free space. Consider upgrading to a quad socket with USB chargers to safely centralise all of your home office equipment. Star Plus Electrical offers both traditional USB-A ports and a combination of USB-A and USB-C.

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Pick a productive colour

Did you know that the colour red can cause feelings of stress or anxiety? Although this can be useful in situations where urgency is necessary, it may not be ideal for a calm and productive work environment.

When painting your office, opt for the right colour to suit your day-to-day:

  • Blue – The most popular office colour as it stimulates while not overloading the mind leading to increased productivity and focus.
  • Light blue – Light blue hues generate feelings of calmness and peace.
  • Green – Most commonly associated with nature, green induces feelings of balance, renewal, and rejuvenation.
  • Yellow – Yellow tones evoke feelings of happiness and brightness. (Creatives often respond well to yellow spaces.)
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Invest in the right furniture

To maintain good posture and prevent discomfort, it’s important to choose a chair with enough padding that supports your neck, back, spine, and hips. Your desk should also be sturdy and offer ample workspace and storage. You might also want to consider a standing desk to help you stay active and stretch your legs during the day.

Consider form and function

Consider installing extra shelving so everything can easily find its home at the end of the day. A beautiful bookcase can also add to the aesthetic of the room.

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Add a hint of nature

Did you know that having plants indoors can help improve the air quality, increase productivity, and promote focus by creating a calming atmosphere and connecting us to nature? Plus, they also add aesthetic appeal to any space.

However, it’s important to choose the right type of plant that can thrive indoors. Some great options include the Ficus elastica (also known as the ‘rubber plant’), Ficus lyrata (commonly called the ‘fiddle-leaf fig’), and Peperomia obtusifolia (known as the ‘baby rubber plant’).

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Choose the right lighting

Choosing the right lighting is important for both your productivity and well-being. It’s recommended that you use dimmable lights, as they allow you to adjust the brightness based on the task at hand, the weather, and the time of day. This will help prevent eye strain, headaches and increase your concentration. Dimmers come in various colours and ranges to match your preferred aesthetic.

In addition, consider the energy costs associated with frequent use of your office space. LED lights are energy-efficient and eco-friendly, making them an ideal choice. Task lightings, such as a desk lamp or strategically placed lights, can also improve your focus and reduce eye strain by providing even illumination to your workspace without creating shadows or glare.

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