Things to consider when purchasing office furniture
Whether you are purchasing a few pieces of furniture to expand your office, have run out of storage space, or even setting up a brand new office, it pays to plan your purchases carefully. The last thing you will want to do is spend money on furniture that isn’t fit for purpose or doesn’t even fit your available space. Before you start spending, create a plan of your floor space and work out what type of furniture you need. How many desks and cabinets? What type of shelving and storage you need?
A place for everything and everything in its place!
A cluttered desk and office can result in poor productivity. Choose effective storage that’s designed to make the most of your space:
- Use adjustable office shelving to store items that you don’t need to have at hand, such as stationery, stock, files, books and archive boxes. By adding lockable doors, sensitive files that are for your eyes only can be stored safely and securely.
- Don’t forget about the small items. To keep them from being lost, use stacking plastic picking bins that you can label to store those bits and pieces that can slip down the back of cabinets or roll off the edge.
- For the files and folders you use every day, desk top or wall mounted metal filing racks will keep your lever arch files tidy, but close at hand.
- Don’t forget to utilise all of the available space. Corner storage units will fit neatly into any corner and make the most of your space.
Don’t forget your staff
Staff that work from home or on the road may need to pop into your office a few days each month. It may not be possible to give them their own dedicated space in your office when they are hardly there to use it, which could mean that they feel like they are in the way when they do visit. Why not provide a hot-desk solution? With a lockable mobile caddy, each member of staff can keep their bits and pieces safe when they are working away from the office, giving them the feeling that they are part of the team.
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